Holburne Association of Homeless Artists
Every Wednesday people from Julian House, Genesis and the Bath Mental Health Trust drop into the Gardener's Lodge located in Sydney Gardens for some refreshments and an hour of creative activity led by professional artists.
Art works completed range from life-size figures set round the city during the music festival to decorated mugs for Julian House and a full-scale mosaic panel for an outside wall. Their artwork has been exhibited at the Museum and at other public venues and arts festivals in the city.
The project has given homeless people the opportunity, not normally available to them, to develop new artistic skills, deepen their understanding and enjoyment of art and gain a voice within the wider community to highlight the issues of homelessness.
Visitor enjoying the Homeless Artists' exhibition
Andy Jeffery's family with the mosaic created in his memory by the Julian House artists
Sculpture produced in the drop-in workshops at the Lodge