Acclaimed portrait artist Sue Clayton is joining forces with Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) to unveil a brand new outdoor exhibition ‘21’ in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day.
The 21 portraits, all inspired by children and adults who have Down Syndrome - especially her energetic son James - will go on display outside All Saints Church, in Pocklington from Friday 19 March to Monday 19 April.
Sue, who is a portrait artist with a vibrant colour palette and a social purpose, has chosen
the theme ‘21’ to not only mark the 21st March, when World Down Syndrome (WDSD) is
celebrated, but also to symbolise the extra 21 st chromosome that people with Down
Sue Clayton, of York, said: “I am delighted to once again be teaming up with Pocklington
Arts Centre to unveil my latest exhibition ‘21’ to mark World Down Syndrome Day.
“I take a huge amount of inspiration from my son James, who celebrated his 18th birthday in lockdown, so I am very much looking forward to bringing this collection of portraits featuring children and adults with Down Syndrome at work and play to Pocklington.
“I really hope it helps to not only celebrate some incredible people but also perhaps
challenge some people’s perceptions of Down Syndrome to coincide with this international awareness raising campaign.”