Toyah Willcox opens Tooting art exhibition created by Nepalese children
Pop legend Toyah Willcox officially opened a new art exhibition showcasing the work of Nepalese children.
Images are being displayed in The Bedford Hill Galley, located in St George's Hospital Nicholls Ward, with the singer joined by Nepalese ambassador Dr Suresh Chalise to celebrate the opening on Friday.
The artwork forms part of the Children's Art for Children project, a charity which helps schoolchildren create art for disadvantaged children.
It has recently expanded internationally, with paintings created by children in the borough being displayed in three orphanages and Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.
In return pictures produced by Nepalese children have been brought to the UK and are being displayed in St George's Hospital, as well as others in London.
The Bedford Hill Gallery shipped art materials and specially designed t-shirts to children in Nepal taking part in the project, while two Nepalese children are being sponsored to study at art college in Kathmadu.
Participants are also being flown to the UK later in the year to attend the opening of the Nepali Art show in St Mary's Hospital, West London.
Visit bedfordhillgallery.co.uk for more information.