The Bigger Picture exhibition in partnership with UCL

    Yesterday evening, we hosted the Bigger Picture exhibition in partnership with the wonderful volunteers from UCL. Over the past few months student volunteers have been running art and photography workshops to our residents at Arlington and last night we finally got to witness their creative works.

    Yesterday evening, we hosted the Bigger Picture exhibition in partnership with the wonderful volunteers from UCL. Over the past few months student volunteers have been running art and photography workshops to our residents at Arlington and last night we finally got to witness their creative works. The aim of the project was to empower those who have experienced homelessness by providing them with a creative platform to share their stories, which supports our wider programme of personalised care and support to help our homeless residents get their lives back on track. 

    The range of beautiful paintings, mixed media compositions and photos on display, was truly impressive. One aspect of the student-led classes was to show residents how to take professional-style photos using a disposable camera and this proved successful as they captured Camden’s charming scenery in an array of crisp and dynamic imagery.

    GLA Member and local councillor, Siân Berry, was in attendance, alongside our chief executive, Richard Hill, and CEO of UCL Student’s Union, John Dubber.

    Student, Alex, shares her experience of volunteering with us:

    “Arlington is a close-knit, talented community and it was great to work with the residents.”

    Resident, Natasha, explains the effect of using creative outlets to bring people together:

    "Art...it's not discriminatory. That's what I love about it. It's really open.”

    Stay tuned for more exhibitions of our residents’ artworks later this year!

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