A PENARTH textile artist is exhibiting her work at Llandough hospital's HeARTh Gallery.

The exhibition features artist Haf Weighton's own work alongside pieces she created with children at Pencoed Primary School, as part of the Arts Council of Wales' Lead Creative Schools Scheme.

Ms Weighton draws on her love of travel and experience of different cultures to create her work and her work with the school has surrounded the ideas of creativity.

In this exhibition, Ms Weighton has included the large stitched piece Growing on Green Lanes and a stitched print of the street where she lived in Harringay entitled Cows of Cavendish.

She has also included stitched paintings depicting the Morgan Quarter of Cardiff documenting the shop fronts and buildings of her home town. These include the infamous Spillers Records and the now closed David Morgan Department store.

To help Ms Weighton with the project, which is using creativity to raise attainment in numeracy, as well as building confidence and self esteem in the group, 18 Year 4 Pencoed pupils were chosen.

Ms Weighton said “After weeks of trying to describe what a gallery is, it was fantastic to see the children’s faces light up when they saw the space and their work up on the wall.”

Using fabrics donated by Penarth's Sew Lovely, children were tasked with drawing outlines of their own profiles with sketches of their own interests after Ms Weighton illustrated her life with drawings of places she has lived.

The exhibition runs every day from 9am until 8pm until March 31.