Exhibition to change perceptions

An exhibition at St George’s Hall will present a unique insight into how some young people perceive themselves and their city.

The exhibition, PERCEPTION, is the result of a project spanning the last five years, and has been produced by young people involved with the Youth Offending Service in Liverpool.

It takes place at the Dickens Gallery at St George’s Hall between 10 August and 1 September.

Perception has been led by photographer Paul Jamieson and features 30 images of Liverpool produced by the young people. It highlights how perception is only a case of how you choose to see something.

Throughout the programme the young people were asked to take a second look of sights they encounter every day and explore how they could be seen in a better light.
They were able to explore their own perception and how to change how they are perceived.

Councillor Peter Brennan, Mayoral Lead for Community Safety, said: “This is an important exhibition which I am delighted to support. Not only were those involved challenged to look at themselves and how they view their environment but it also challenges those viewing it to consider how they perceive these young people.”

All the pieces in the Perceptions exhibition are for sale, with proceeds going to Alder Hey and Claire House.