Tiles with ‘emotions’ raise cash for charity

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A GROUND-breaking school project which invited local artists and residents to create unique paintings on blank tiles has raised £1,200 for charity.

The Emotions Community Arts project, run by Portsmouth High School, culminated in a public art exhibition of 220 completed tiles designed by artists, schoolchildren, college students and even members of Kingston Prison.

Everyone who contributed was asked to decorate the tiles to represent one of 12 emotions including hope, joy, love, peace and friendship – and money raised from sales of the tiles will go towards Help for Heroes, Marie Curie Cancer Care and The Rowans Hospice.

Graeme Field, head of innovation at the independent girls’ school in Southsea, said: ‘We are delighted with the success of the Emotions project.

‘It has been wonderful to see so many people get involved with the project across the city.

‘I would like to thank everyone who got involved with the project which has supported three such worthwhile causes.’