Homeless people attending the Archer Project are making a positive contribution to society and culture in an inspiring new exhibition.
Bridging the gap between spooky Halloween and the promise of Christmas is a dazzling new exhibition of artwork from artists attending the Sheffield based homeless project, The Cathedral Archer Project. It isentitled: SPELLBOUND - MYTHS & LEGENDS and ison show at West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield.
The Cathedral Archer Project is a holistic service designed to help homeless people change their lives for the better. There is a programme of activities to help people learn skills and enjoy new experiences and gain accreditation, alongside a structured volunteer programme to help people to grow their confidence and increase their employability. “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” says Tim Renshaw, CEO at the Cathedral Archer Project.
SPELLBOUND - MYTHS & LEGENDS presents 32 new works from first time artists who have attended activities at the Cathedral Archer Project and the Art House in partnership with Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire and the Workers’ Educational Association Yorkshire and Humberside Region. The paintings have been inspired by classic fiction but also features uplifting personal interpretations of traditional subjects such as landscapes, still life and portraits. The event has been organised in association with Eisner Award nominee Russell Wall and Sparky Ink Studios a Chesterfield based community media and educational provider.
“This exhibition offers seasonal chills and thrills alongside genuine Christmas delights. There is literally something for every interest and 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 for SPELLBOUND - MYTHS & LEGENDS 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” says Graphic Novelist and Filmmaker Russell Wall who facilitated the art sessions.