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A crayon drawing on a yellow background of two figures in black silhouette holding hands. There joined hands are surrounded by yellow and orange. A crayon drawing on a yellow background of two figures in black silhouette holding hands. There joined hands are surrounded by yellow and orange.

© Sheffield Young Carers

© Sheffield Young Carers

Sheffield Young Carers and Pete McKee

Tue 19 December 2023 - Sun 24 March 2024

Weston Park Museum

This display is a collaboration between Pete McKee and Sheffield Young Carers to celebrate 25 years of supporting young carers in our city.

 

The pictures are a powerful portrayal of what it means to be a young carer in Sheffield. They show the positive experiences as well as the difficulties they face.

The young people’s artwork sits alongside Pete McKee’s painting, Self Catering. This work is Pete’s response to reading about the large number of young carers living in the UK: “there’s no shortage of love, just a shortage of childhood.”

The exhibition ends with HOPE, a 3D collage from the parents of young carers, expressing the key word that support has brought to their families.

To find out more about the work of Sheffield Young Carers, please visit sheffieldyoungcarers.org.uk

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Tue–Sat 10am–4pm | Sun 11am–4pm

Weston Park Museum

Western Bank

Sheffield

S10 2TP

A young child with pigtails and a forlorn expression eats cereal. Behind them is a  collection of unwashed dishes and an overflowing laundry basket.

Pete McKee, Self Catering

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