‘Child Hood – The Real Event’: a collaborative exhibition between Kids Company and the Royal Academy of Arts on display until July 22nd

Kids Company, one of Damien Hirst's key supported charities, is presenting an exhibition of work created by over 400 children and young people at the RA's 6 Burlington Gardens galleries.

13th June – 22nd July
Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1

Admission Free

6 June 2012

“The kids artwork is incredible...it shows how important it is to gives these kids a visual voice when all else fails.” – Damien Hirst

‘Child Hood – The Real Event’ will be a multimedia showcase of paintings, sculpture, soundscapes and performance art. Set against the backdrop of the 2012 Olympics, the exhibition celebrates another kind of heroic journey which rarely receives recognition, of the poignant achievement of children who have overcome unimaginable challenges to survive their childhood. 

Running alongside the exhibition will be a complementary programme of events for both adults and families, including a panel debate on “re-defining heroism” with Camila Batmanghelidjh.

Please visit Kids Co for more information and full event listings.