Gosport group’s amazing art ability is on display

HIGH LIFE Mick Inkpin with his model giraffe. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (133181-9)
HIGH LIFE Mick Inkpin with his model giraffe. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (133181-9)

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MEMBERS of a day service for adults with learning disabilities have transformed Gosport Discovery Centre with fabulous artworks.

The art group at Gosport Day Services, in Captains Close, Brockhurst, Gosport, have worked for more than a year putting together the exhibition.

LOOKING GOOD Catherine Stone with a peacock made from felt. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (133181-8)

LOOKING GOOD Catherine Stone with a peacock made from felt. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (133181-8)

Group leader Alfred Wootten’s students have produced an impressive array of art.

From a tin man and woman put together using recycled drink cans, to a peacock made from a tin of paint and felt, and an underwater seascape, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Alfred said: ‘All of this is their own work, these guys and others at the centre have done it.

‘Everybody in the centre has done a part of it, they’ve done a flower, or they’ve done bits and pieces.

‘These projects take a long time to build – we’re talking six or seven months just to do the flowers.’

Alfred added each member of the art group, who have a range of disabilities, has done what they are able to do.

Mick Inkpin, 57, of Victoria Square, in Lee-on-the-Solent, has been going to Gosport Day Services since he was 18.

He made a giraffe for the exhibition, which ends tomorrow.

Mick said: ‘The peacock took the longest to do.

‘It’s interesting, the staff are always there to help, they make it interesting. We have a good a laugh.’