Homeless people attending the Archer Project have made a cultural contribution, with a brand new exhibition.
‘Spellbound - Myths and Legends’ is on show at West Studios in Chesterfield, and features 32 original works created entirely by first time artists - all people currently benefitting from the services of the Sheffield charity.
The free exhibition, which will run until December 3, was organised in association with Eisner Award nominee Russell Wall and Sparky Ink Studios, a Chesterfield based community media and educational provider. The paintings have been inspired by classic fiction, but also features personal interpretations of traditional subjects such as landscapes, still life and portraits.
Tim Renshaw, CEO at the Cathedral Archer Project, said: “At the project we want to see people enjoying what they are doing and wanting to do more of it. Activities like our art class allow people to try new things, challenge themselves and get inspired.”
Graphic novelist and filmmaker, Russell Wall, who facilitated the art sessions, said: “This exhibition offers seasonal chills and thrills alongside genuine Christmas delights. There is literally something for every interest and it demonstrates the wealth of talent and the commitment of Archer Project clients who are making a positive contribution to society and culture.
“When we challenged artists at the Archer Project to create new works, we knew they would rise to the occasion but the organisers are really impressed by the high standard of canvases on show and we would like to thank everyone who took part.”