AN ART exhibition was held in the Wee County to showcase the work produced by a cohort of talented Clacks mums.

Over the past six weeks, Bowmar Bookies organised a block of art sessions where they worked with a professional artist to produce artwork.

This culminated in an exhibition of their work, held at the Bowmar Community Centre on Thursday, May 4.

They invited families, community groups, teaching and education staff to showcase the work they had created.

Alana and Sam, members of Bowmar Bookies, said: “Having a support network and giving us something to focus on has been great.

“On Thursday evenings, we meet at the Bowmar Centre to take part in various activities.

“It’s great having that space to spend some one to one time with the kids in an environment where we can utilise messy play and access resources we wouldn’t necessarily have at home.

“It provides new experiences to the whole family.”

Bowmar Bookies is a group of five women who came together support their kids and other families in the community through reading.

The Bookies come up with various activities in an effort to help engage kids to read in a fun environment.

On top of the art exhibition, the group implemented a book swap within the community centre which is open to anybody to access.

Whilst the women organise and plan activities, the kids help out by looking after resources, helping younger children and work on podcasts for the group.

The Bowmar Bookies meet every Thursday at the Bowmar Community Centre.