The Carer's Reign

Create charity art:space programme for young carers is funded by British Land PLC . In partnership with Royal Victoria Place , young carers from Kent have worked with professional Create artist Sam Haynes to make this spectacular 3D sculpture.

Focussing on themes specific to Tunbridge Wells, 15 young carers aged 8-12 came together to make artworks related to Crowns and Water.
They began by sketching crown designs, inspired by images of both contemporary and traditional crowns. These were then transformed into their own individual crowns that the young carers photographed themselves, to be displayed around the plinth. Techniques used to create these crowns inspired the decoration of the two larger crowns.
They then created water relief patterns, using clay and plaster, which were photographed and collaged to flow along the top of the plinth. The hand prints have been added to represent the young carers working together and creating an artwork unique to them, in celebration of our Kent Young Carers' 10th birthday!
Thanks to all for making this opportunity possible and well done to all the young carers! If you are in Tunbridge Wells, do pop and see the sculptures in the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre, outside M&S.