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Homeless Awareness Week exhibiton at The Vestibules, Bristol

Art 4 Change Homeless Awareness Week Exhibition

Art4Change is a project aimed at giving disadvantaged sections of the community the opportunity to gain self-confidence, transferable skills and to feel valued, by creating and exhibiting Art work that draws attention to a wide range of social issues.

For homeless awareness week 2018 we are asking three questions:
-How would you feel if you no longer had anywhere to live?
-What are the effects of mental health on individuals & society?
-How can we overcome the stigma surrounding mental health?

Visit The Vestibules
OPEN 10am – 3pm / Monday 26th – Friday 2nd March

By asking these questions we hope to raise awareness of the link between homelessness and mental health.
Mental Health can affect anybody from any walk of life and can be triggered by many factors including work related stress, relationship breakdown, bulling, physical and sexual abuse, to name a few , there are many social, environmental and psychological causes. One in four people suffer from a mental health issue at some point in their lives. One in six people report experiencing a common mental health condition (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week. Most of us are but one step away from this issue,
The content of the exhibition will be two wooden framed houses with cardboard panels, one of the houses has been put together in Workshops held at St Mungos. And one blank to invite the
gallery goers/general public to express their thoughts feelings. By answering the above questions they will respond to the house that has already been created so to break down and challenge pre conceptions that the public may have in regards to homelessness, to encourage a dialogue between the public and homelessness service users.

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People, The Vestibules, Bristol

[Homeless] People

Within society we are often presented with numbers and statistics regarding the issue of homelessness. In doing so, we are effectively reducing people to percentages and can create the impression that there is one group of ‘homeless people’. What’s more, popular depictions of ‘homeless people’ tend to either focus on substance misuse or dependence on charity. With statistics and stereotypes distorting public perceptions, it can be easy to forget that we are talking about real people, people like you and I, who have thoughts, feelings, ideas, fears, and aspirations.

Homeless People is an exhibition which uses art to delve beyond the ‘homeless’ label, in order to capture the diversity and individuality of the people behind the percentages. This exhibition has been put together by Bristol’s Pathway 1 1 and features artwork from residents and former residents of the Salvation Army and Second Step.

The focal point is entitled “Who am I?” and is a collaborative piece in which participants have used art to express who they are as individuals; it features work from current residents at Second Step, Places for People, the The Salvation Army Bristol – Community & Charity Shops, Self Help Housing Association, Elim Housing Association and Knightstone Housing Association.

The Vestibule (near Central Library), City Hall, College Green, Bristol

OPEN 10am – 4pm

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