I was employed as the lead artist for the ‘Our Place’ project’ at Arts at the Old Fire Station and Crisis Skylight. The project allowed Crisis members to work directly with professional artists to explore a sense of place. Giving homeless or vulnerably housed individuals the opportunity to explore professional art practice and to develop work towards an exhibition within The Arts at the Old Fire Station gallery.
The artists all investigated ideas of what the Old Fire Station means to them in terms of personal development and support, and the work included reference to elements of the unseen and forgotten within the building as well as sense of support and refuge.
Each of the artists pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone to create work that was outside of their normal working practice.
The work within the exhibition acted as a reminder to always look a little deeper and to not take things at face value.
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