Café Art connects people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art. An Exhibition of their work produced as part of the 2016 Calendar "competition" is on show at the Qbic Hotel, 42 Adler Street, London E1 1EE.
For more details see the web links and further information below.
Where: Parts & Labour Bar and Restaurant, Qbic Hotel, 42 Adler Street, London E1 1EE For more details, click here.
When: On now and during Capital Exposure Week - 2nd to 9th November
About the Exhibition
In July 100 FujiFilm single-use cameras were handed out to people affected by homelessness, with the theme My London. Photography training was given by The RPS in June, and again on the day of the handout at St Paul’s Cathedral.
From the 80 cameras returned in July, more than 2,500 photos were developed, and 20 photos were chosen by the selection panel including representatives from FujiFilm, Amateur Photographer magazine, The London Photo Festival, Christie’s and Homeless Link.
More than 2,400 votes were received for the top 20 photos at Spitalfields Arts Market in early August 2015, with the public being asked to choose the best photos for the 2016 My London calendar.
We have several goals: helping people affected by homelessness to be empowered, not only through photography and art, but through connecting with the public. The calendar also has a goal of telling stories from individuals who are affected by homelessness, thereby raising awareness in the general public about issues from a personal perspective.
All the money raised goes back into the project, either to pay for the printing of the photographs and calendar, rewarding the winning photographers, buying art materials for art groups affected by homelessness or helping individuals attend art courses. Art is seen as a major way for people to recover from the trauma of being homeless.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CAFE ART AND THIS INITIATIVE, PLEASE SEE http://cafeart.org.uk/