The residents get inspired and decorate stones… getting crafty at YMCA Derbyshire!
At the Harrington Nursery in Derby – a teaching preschool who do amazing work with preschoolers.
Our crew from the YMCA in Derby took a grotty piece of land and transferred it into an amazing wildlife garden – and I helped the crew with the three stunning murals ❤️
The exhibition InVisible Voices was opened by the Lord Mayor of Leicester. Friends, families, creatives, homeless workers, councillors and dignitaries came together to celebrate the year long project working with the homeless and vulnerable of Leicester. The art work looked amazing with Radio Leicester, the Mercury and the Big Issue there to record the event.
Really proud!…after a year working with the homeless community in Leicester we have been successful in gaining funding from the National Lottery to move the workshops to different centres, to work with all age groups.
Our year long project In Visible Voices will culminate in an exhibition at the Adult Education College on Wellington St Leicester in April. We want to celebrate the amazing work from our many artists.
We had a great week discovering different artists and then having a go
Dainty & fragile – work produced at the Y Support Centre
Amazing response from everyone – the walls look brilliant…decorated with the work from people who access the services here at the Y Support Centre Leicester
From January 2016 for 20 weeks myself and Kevin worked at the Dawn Centre Leicester. Our creative project was to address the stigma around mental health and the homeless. We met some exceptionally talented people. The work produced was always positive which is amazing as many of the residents could be very distressed about their situation and generally having a pretty rubbish time….
Love this drawing from my degree work in 1992! Sold to a lovely home…
The work from several Adhar groups was shown on stage at the Belgrave Neighbourhood community centre in Leicester. It was a fabulous day, with dancing, music, speeches and art all celebrating World Mental Health.