Homeless artists exhibit their work
In October, our homeless drop-in visitors exhibited their artwork to the public. For some, it was their very first exhibition.
Colin, one of our drop-in regulars told us:
It's expression. It speaks all languages - art is the true 'social media'. I'm already a musician, and now I've found a new form of expression, another scope of what being an artist is.
We've been running weekly art classes at our homeless drop-in for 3 years. The art sessions help people to speak and open up. After a filling breakfast, it helps to gets them talking and socialising with one another in a safe environment.
When I'm doing art I feel like I'm working. I'm not here to trifle. I didn't know I had it in me.
We have some great artists at the drop-in breakfast sessions and we all really enjoy making art together.