Famous faces exhibit set to open

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An exhibition featuring portraits of well-known people created by a group of autistic people goes on display on Monday (November 10).

Doncaster based artist Emma Wilson assisting with the exhibition that uses recycled/found materials.

The ‘Famous Faces’ exhibition is on show at The Point in South Parade until Saturday December 20.

The collage portraits are kitsch, quirky and filled with glorious colour and texture. Helen Jones, gallery curator at The Point said: “Famous Faces is a great show, we hope visitors love it as much as we do. Who couldn’t adore a portrait where Charlie Chaplin’s teeth are made of shells.

“Emma has an infectious enthusiasm for the people she works with and that joy really shines through in the exhibition.”

Artistic Spectrum is a South Yorkshire based not-for-profit organisation specialising in art as therapy for autistic people.

Emma said: “From our workshop in Thorne, we’re using art as therapy to help people with autism to improve their levels of communication, independence and social interaction. We also work with severely autistic people in residential care.”

Yorkshire born artist Emma Wilson is a graduate of Falmouth School of Art and former Guardian Designer Of The Year.