Art Helps Young People to Manage Family Relationships

Published on September 16th, 2016

This weekend (September 16,17,18) offers a final opportunity to see an exhibition of work that resulted from a young persons’ project run by an east Kent charity that offers support for people who suffer from domestic violence and abuse.

Rising Sun Domestic Violence & Abuse Service supports women and children affected by domestic
violence in Canterbury and East Kent. The charity offers support to people affected through every step of removing violence from their lives and significantly reducing their risk.

This project, supported by a number of funders and foundations, including the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, was an ‘adolescent violence to parent programme’ that was run in Canterbury district in November 2015, where Rising Sun supported parents and adolescents simultaneously but in separate groups.

There was a creative element within the project and although it wasn’t part of the initial plan, it became evident that participants had developed a strong sense of pride in creating their artwork. This in turn inspired them to organise what has been described as a “powerful and insightful exhibition”.

The show can be seen at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, High Street, Canterbury until Sunday 18 September. More information, including details about how to make contact with Rising Sun and its services, can be found at Rising Sun Kent