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In pictures: Children in Care exhibition

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Nine teenage artists who have been in care are hosting an exhibition of artwork exploring their experiences.

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The title of the exhibition, See Me, comes from a conversation with one of the artists who said she felt invisible and she "just wanted people to see me".

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It aims to give visitors a glimpse into the ups and downs of life in care; looking at how it can impact on young people's personal development, academic achievement and potential for the future.

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The exhibition features self-portraits and interactive exhibits. One artist reconstructed her bedroom in Luton town centre. "The installation showed that nothing is private in care," she said.

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Visitors can also listen to an audio track as they walk round, hearing the young artists explore their feelings about being taken away from their families, and their experiences of being in care.

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Project organiser Lynsey Johnston said: "It's an amazing chance to get people to engage with the lives of young people in care and to think about what life is like for them."

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"I feel like there is no light in my life," said Zoe. "The people in my life have let me down." The exhibition, organised by the Luton Churches Education Trust (LCET), runs until Saturday in Luton town centre.



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