Acclaimed artist visits charity ahead of first UK exhibition
The acclaimed international artist Nina Pandolfo, has visited a leading children’s charity ahead of her first solo exhibition in the UK.
Nina, from Sao Paulo, in Brazil, visited Caudwell Children, the Staffordshire based charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, to show children who were attending one of the charity’s Activity Days how she goes about creating her art.
The 42-year-old artist also took the opportunity to take a private tour of the charity’s recently opened Caudwell International Children’s Centre, the UK’s first purpose built facility dedicated to providing assessment, support and research into neurodevelopmental condition, including autism.
Nina, best known for the wide-eyed characters who inhabit her fantastical canvasses and graffitied murals worldwide, was introduced to the charity by JD Malat Gallery who are presenting her first solo exhibition in the UK.
“The gallery knew all about Caudwell Children,” explained Nina. “They told me all about their work and I loved what I heard.
“I checked out the charity’s website and I knew that I wanted to support them in some way.”
Bosses at JD Malat contacted the charity and discovered that they had organised a Creative Arts Activity Day for children in Staffordshire, on Saturday 2nd November, 2019.
“I like to think outside the box and I immediately thought this would be a great chance to explain to the children attending how I work,” Nina said. “I’d only been in the country for 17 days but I was determined to attend the session and introduce the children to my work.”
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