I have recently been working as a mentor at The Old Fire Station in Oxford on a project involving crisis artists called 'Our Place' The work they produced was fanatastic and very thought provoking, it is on for a few more days until the 22nd December so do pop in if you are in Oxford. They aslo have a lovely little shop!
The artists in the exhibition have all investigated ideas of what the Old Fire Station means to them in terms of personal development and support. The work includes reference to elements of the unseen and forgotten within the building and also within themselves.I spent time mentoring Crisis Artist Mary Bell with her first textile installation, she did such a great job.
As part of the project all the mentor artists including myself were asked to produce a response to the work created by crisis artists. I chose to exhibit some very small pieces in an uncomfortable place that would usually be ignored and overlooked using a small space at the base of the wall. I know there will be people who will miss it but equally hope there will be some who really look carefully at that space and think about the meaning of the work. I have uploaded some images of my work in the albums.
If you would like to know more about the project please follow the link below
You can also find out more about the fantastic work done by Crisis and Arts at the Old Fire Station here: