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Art at the Shelter exhibition at Wycombe Museum

Monday 16 April 2012

A free six month retrospective exhibition called Art at the Shelter started on Saturday 14 April. The exhibition, hosted by Wycombe Museum, shows visual artwork created by homeless people and runs until Sunday 9 September.

The Art at the Shelter exhibition looks at a selection of collages, photographs and sculptures from art projects over a five year partnership project with Wycombe Museum, Wycombe Homeless Connection and our Arts Development Team.

Cllr Katrina Wood, Cabinet Member for Community says "It is inspiring to see people, whose lives are so difficult, achieve their creative potential. This opportunity has provided enjoyment for the participants as well as the experience of gaining new skills."

"As soon as the exhibition opens, I would urge everyone to go along to Wycombe Museum and see the fantastic artwork that has been created."

A series of annual art sessions were led by community artist Jono Retallick in an accessible and safe environment enabling the participants to talk about their lives. This year, High Wycombe based "fine artist", Cally Trench, has recorded the stories told during the project, through her writing and photography.

Some of the pieces from the exhibition are to be selected by John Lewis to show in their "Place to Eat" during the summer and a further exhibition will be on show in High Wycombe Library mezzanine gallery in January 2013.

For details of the exhibition call Wycombe Museum 01494 421 895 or see our page on the Wycombe Museum.