Self-portraits created by Horsham’s Primary School Children
Due to Covid 19, Horsham Children’s Parade sadly had to be postponed in 2020 and 2021, meaning that hundreds of the districts children have missed the opportunity to gather in a joyous community celebration in Horsham Town. So, Same Sky and Happy Accidents – the Community Arts Organisations behind the parade – invited Horsham Primary Schools to instead make self-portraits which will be exhibited as mini gatherings around Horsham Town throughout July.
TOGETHERNESS is a symbolic exhibition, representing the gathering of up to 450 children from 15 of the Horsham District Primary Schools that were due to take part in Horsham Children’s Parade 2021.
Children will join Same Sky’s professional artists at in-school workshops to a create fun, 3D self-portrait, which can be enjoyed by all safely as part of this exhibition in July – which is when the parade would have taken place.
EXHIBITION Date: Sat 3rd July – Sat 31st July Time: Check venues for opening times Venue: The Capitol, Swan Walk and participating shops (full list will be announced soon)
“The Children’s Parade is such a joyous occasion and gives the children in our district an opportunity to unite, showcase their creativity and experience positive ownership of their town. Having been separated from one another and from the community for so long due to Covid, we wanted to unite them and make them visible again through this exhibition.”
Happy Accidents Director, Aleida Strowger