Creative Space exhibition at Arlington

    The third annual Creative Space exhibition opened at Arlington on Thursday 6 October. Creative Space is a workshop programme run by the arts charity SPACE at Studio 5 at Arlington, our homeless hostel in Camden. At the workshops, which are led by practising artists, Arlington residents enjoy creative activities such as art and photography as well as music and film-making.

    The third annual Creative Space exhibition opened at Arlington on Thursday 6 October.

    Creative Space is a workshop programme run by the arts charity SPACE at Studio 5 at Arlington. At the workshops, which are led by practising artists, Arlington residents enjoy creative activities such as art and photography as well as music and film-making.

    The exhibition is a joint project between Arlington, Camden Pathway and Portugal Prints (Wandsworth & Westminster Mind's Creative Arts Recovery Project), and showcases artwork made by residents at the Creative Space workshops. Visitors could also visit the studios of practising artists who rent work-spaces at Arlington. Fantastic costumes for the Notting Hill Carnival, made at the workshops, and which Arlington residents wore at the event this year, were also exhibited. 

    At the opening event, David Leeves, Director of Social Mobility, said: "The workshop programme helps to reawaken and nurture our customers' and residents' creative skills, to help them move on to independent living - we’ve seen customers and residents progress to greater things as they have developed their work and interests. Thank you to the phenomenal tutors from Space!”

    Fiona Fieber, Head of Learning and Participation, at Space, said: “It’s a privilege and a joy to be here this evening. I’m moved by all the work on display - seeing the creativity burst out of people."

    Janice Horsman, CEO Wandsworth & Westminster Mind, said: “Thank you to Arlington and One Housing. We’ve received great support from them and found our home.”

    Published on 14 October 2016