Young people using the services of Roundabout, Sheffield’s youth homeless charity, have been showing off their artistic flair by helping to turn a car bonnet into a piece of art.
The group spent two days transposing a design by Sheffield artist Laura Kennedy onto the bonnet of a Ford Ka, which is due to be part of Roundabout’s Bangers and Cash art roadshow banger rally in September to raise money for its homeless prevention service.
The bonnet, taken from the rally car of Barlborough business SDE Group, was painted as part of an open session for young people using Roundabout’s accommodation service led by Laura herself, who is currently completing a masters in Art Therapy.
Bangers and Cash will see 23 teams of local businesses take a four-day tour from Sheffield to Monte Carlo in an old banger of their choice worth no more than £650, with each bonnet transformed into a unique piece of art by a local artist.
Jonathan Bennett, SDE Group’s group managing director, said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to get involved all the way through from sourcing our vehicle, to picking the design and coming here to see it decorated, before showing off the finished car on the journey through Europe.
“We chose the design because of the slogan Laura incorporated – Life’s an Adventure – which fitted with where we are as a business and its associated challenges, alongside the challenges the young people benefitting from Bangers and Cash face as well.”
Members of the public wishing to see the bonnets up close can visit a special exhibition in the Winter Garden throughout August.