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Art in Crisis

Art in Crisis is a programme of public events presenting artwork made by artists experiencing homelessness. Across all 11 Crisis centres, Crisis clients have worked with a professional local artist to produce a public exhibition.

Homelessness can be a devastating experience, leaving people without direction. Confidence and motivation often suffer without the security of a home.

Making art can spark a sense of self, producing focus and a clear outlook on the future. Last year 95% of the people who participated in art activities at Crisis found it increased their motivation. Creativity can build the self-esteem needed to move into education, volunteering or employment.

Throughout 2017, Crisis will mark its 50th year and consider how we can look to a future where homelessness is ended. Art in Crisis asks the question ‘What if?’, with pieces examining the past, considering the present and looking to the future.

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04

Jul

Eastside Projects, presented by Crisis clients

04/07/2017, Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR , 6pm - 7pm

Come and experience Eastside Projects, as interpreted by Crisis clients. They’ll lead you on a unique tour around the group exhibition Artists House, and present films created by Crisis clients and artist Rosalie Schweiker.


04

Jul

Housing Moves - A film screening

04/07/2017, Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR , 5pm - 7pm

Join us for a screening of a compilation of films created by Crisis clients. Produced in collaboration with artist Rosalie Schweiker, these stop motion animations encapsulate each creator’s vision of home.


07

Jul

Halo Magazine - What If? - Issue launch

07/07/2017, Grand Union, 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley St, Birmingham, B5 5RS , 6pm - 8pm

See life through the lens of Crisis clients at the launch of a zine compiling their paintings and creative writing.


07

Jul

The Dutch Window Exhibition, presented by Crisis clients (tour)

07/07/2017, Grand Union 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RS , 7pm - 8pm

Explore Seecum Cheung’s solo exhibition ‘The Dutch Window’ and hear Crisis clients’ perspectives on her experimental work.


01

Jul

What If? Pop Up Exhibition

01/07/2017, Harlesden Plaza (Outside Tesco), Harlesden, NW10 4NG , 1pm - 4pm

Enjoy a mobile gallery of artwork created by Crisis clients as they’ve been working with artist Michael Speechley. Each piece responds to the question ‘What If? and the exhibition invites the public to share their own perspectives on this.


01

Jul

What If? Photography Exhibition - 1-29 July

01/07/2017, Gracelands Café, 118 College Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 5HD, 9am - 5pm

See life through the lens of Crisis clients at a unique exhibition of photography developed in collaboration with artist Michael Speechley. Uncover how the artists explored the idea of possibility through imagery of London NW10.


11

Jul

What If? Exhibition and Zine Launch

11/07/2017, Gracelands Café, 118 College Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 5HD , 6pm - 9pm

Join us at the launch of a photography exhibition developed by Crisis clients and artist Michael Speechley. We will also launch a zine of the clients’ creative work, and you’ll hear our guest speaker’s experiences of homelessness.


07

Jul

What If? Exhibition and Zine Launch

07/07/2017, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP , 2pm - 4pm

Join us for the opening of What If?, an exhibition of photography captured by Crisis clients. Find out how they approached their pieces through the launch of a zine of their work, plus client-led tours.


08

Jul

What If? Photography Exhibition

08/07/2017, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP , 10am - 4pm

What if you opened a new door? What opportunities would the door open? Using Coventry as a backdrop, Crisis clients answer the question ‘What If?’ in this powerful photography exhibition, developed in collaboration with Herbert Media.


17

Jul

What If? Festival Launch

17/07/2017, Crisis Skylight Croydon, Unit 3, 13 Bridge Street, CR0 1RG , 2pm - 6pm

Join Crisis clients and artist collective Beats and Eats for an afternoon of music, food and spoken word.


17

Jul

What If? Exhibition and Zine Launch

17/07/2017, Crisis Skylight Croydon, Unit 3, 13 Bridge Street, CR0 1RG, 5pm - 7pm

Come along to the launch of the What If? Photography and Storytelling Exhibition, where we’ll also launch a zine of Crisis clients’ creative work.


18

Jul

What If? Exhibition - 18-28 July - various times

18/07/2017, Crisis Skylight Croydon and RISE Gallery, 10:30am - 6pm

Crisis clients present artwork developed with photography artist Daniel Regal, RISEgallery’s Art Halo, WriterzScribez poets and The Brit School. There are various locations and times, please view event for more information.


18

Jul

‘What If?’ Exhibition - Walk and Talks

18/07/2017, Crisis Skylight Croydon, Unit 3, 13 Bridge Street, CR0 1RG, 9am - 5pm

Walk and talk with Crisis clients as they take you on a journey of this unique multi-site exhibition. You’ll hear the stories behind the art pieces, which each answer the question ‘What if?’.


18

Jul

What If? Creative Taster Workshops

18/07/2017, Crisis Skylight Croydon, Unit 3, 13 Bridge Street, CR0 1RG, 11am - 12:30pm

Uncover a new creative passion or talent by coming along to our arts tasters. Taking place at our new Arts Studio, options include singing, DJing, photography, yoga, drama and poetry. This runs every weekday, excluding Thursdays and Tuesday, 25 July.


04

Jul

What If? Exhibition - 4-29 July

04/07/2017, Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG, 10am - 8pm

‘What If’ is a unique photography exhibition developed by Crisis clients and local photographer Alicia Bruce. What if we created still life pieces of our possessions to capture our life experiences?


05

Jul

What If? - Exhibition launch

05/07/2017, Art and Design Library (within the Central Library), George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us at the launch of the ‘What If’ photography exhibition. To capture these symbolic images, Crisis clients and local photographer Alicia Bruce were inspired by classic Dutch still life paintings and still life photography.


19

Jul

National Museum of Scotland, as presented by Crisis clients (tour)

19/07/2017, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF, 2pm - 4pm

Enjoy the museum’s extensive collections, as interpreted by Crisis clients. They will share their perspectives in this unique exhibition tour.


04

Jul

Crisis Art Zine Launch

04/07/2017, Shop from Crisis Finsbury Park, 19 Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3FB, 5pm - 8:30pm

Explore the creativity of Crisis clients at the launch of a DIY publication that compiles printmaking, photography, writing and more. The zine was produced by Crisis clients with support from tutors Debby Brown and Mark Amura.


13

Jul

What If? Photography Exhibition - 13 July-13 August

13/07/2017, Diorama Arts Centre, 201 Drummond Street, Regents Place, London, NW1 3FE, 3pm - 5pm

Join us for the opening of What If?, a unique exhibition of portraits captured by Crisis clients. Supported by Donald Christie (Senior Lecturer, University of South Wales), the work examines identity, place, past, present and future.


19

Jul

Max Mara Art Prize for Women: Emma Hart, as presented by Crisis clients (tour)

19/07/2017, Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX, 12pm - 2pm

Come and experience the intricate and bold work of Emma Hart as interpreted by Crisis clients. After careful research and reflection, they will share their perspectives on Hart’s work on this unique exhibition tour.


15

Jul

What If? A film and exhibition from Crisis clients

15/07/2017, Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Waterfront, Woodside - Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DG , 2pm - 3:30pm

Join us for a unique exhibition of artwork captured by Crisis clients. We will also launch a zine of their creative work and screen a short film that they produced in collaboration with local artist Alex Harrison.


24

Jul

Alphonse Mucha: The Quest of Beauty, presented by Crisis clients (tour)

24/07/2017, Walker Art Gallery, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EL , 1pm - 2pm

Come and experience the beautiful work of Alphonse Mucha as interpreted by Crisis clients. After careful research and reflection, they will share their perspectives on Mucha's work on this unique exhibition tour.


15

Jul

What If? at the Discovery Museum - 15-30 July

15/07/2017, Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4JA , 10am - 4pm

Jimmy Forsyth remarkably documented his Tyneside community in the 1950s and 1960s. At this photography exhibition, Crisis clients consider the impact and legacy of his photos, working in collaboration with artist Rob Halliburton.


19

Jul

What If? Exhibition and Zine Launch

19/07/2017, Vane, First Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE , 4pm - 6pm

Join us at the launch of a photography exhibition developed by Crisis clients and artist Rob Halliburton. We will also launch a zine of the clients’ creative work, which all explores the idea of possibility.


19

Jul

What If? Exhibition 19-22 and 26-29 July

19/07/2017, Vane, First Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE , 12pm - 5pm

Life weaves, twists and turns. What if we took that turning? What if we crossed paths? Crisis clients consider roads untravelled in this powerful photography exhibition, developed in collaboration with artist Rob Halliburton.


21

Jul

Hatton Pavilion Exhibition, presented by Crisis clients (tour) - 21 & 28 July

21/07/2017, Hatton Pavilion , 2pm - 3pm

Come and experience an exhibition of wonderful Hatton Gallery posters, as interpreted by Crisis clients. After careful research and reflection, they will share their perspectives on these images on this unique exhibition tour.


06

Jul

Tour of the Ashmolean Eastern Art Collection, presented by Crisis Clients - 6, 13 and 20 July

06/07/2017, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PH , 3pm - 3:45pm

What if we think about art in a different context? Come and discover the Ashmolean’s Eastern Art Collection, as interpreted by Crisis clients. After careful research and reflection, they will share their perspectives on selected works during this unique gallery tour.


11

Jul

What If? Café from Crisis Exhibition 11 July-29 August

11/07/2017, Café from Crisis, 40 George St, Oxford, OX1 2AQ, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Come along to the Café from Crisis and enjoy a unique exhibition of photography captured by Crisis clients in Oxford. This exhibition was created in collaboration with local photographer Etain O’Carroll.


20

Jul

What If? Exhibition - from 20 July

20/07/2017, Westgate Shopping Centre, St Ebbe’s Street, Oxford, OX1 1PT , 9am - 5pm

What if we made public art? Crisis clients consider their own journeys through Oxford in this powerful photography exhibition, developed in collaboration with photographer Etain O’Carroll.


10

Jul

What If? Exhibition - 10-22 July

10/07/2017, The White Room, Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea, SA13JQ , 9:30am - 10pm

See life through the lens of Crisis members in this powerful photography exhibition based on themes of past, present and future, developed in collaboration with local photographer Roger Tiley.


13

Jul

What If? Exhibition launch

13/07/2017, The White Room, Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3JQ , 4pm - 6pm

Join us for the opening of What If? a unique exhibition of photography captured by Crisis members and photographer Roger Tiley. You’ll meet the artists and find out how they approached their evocative pieces


18

Jul

What If: The Distance Between - 18-28 July, Weds-Sat

18/07/2017, Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DS , 11am - 4pm

Our personal narratives are shaped by connections and disconnection. Crisis clients consider what makes them unique in this powerful photography exhibition, developed in collaboration with artist Gemma Thorpe


20

Jul

What If? The Distance Between: Exhibition and Zine Launch

20/07/2017, Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DS , 5pm - 8pm

Join us for the opening of What If? The Distance Between – an exhibition of photography captured by Crisis clients and artist Gemma Thorpe. We’ll also launch a zine compiling their creative work, with spoken word performances from several contributors.