Belongings

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE.

Involve Charity hub, Maidstone.

With Involve hub as our place to meet and work, I was joined by participants from Aspirations,  a support group for isolated people, part of Porchlight homeless charity.

Through drawing, paper manipulation, sewing and model making we shared stories and memories about ‘belongings’.

At the end of the project the participants wrote some words:

“Before coming to Belongings I didn’t have hardly any confidence and I was always shy. The first week I came I felt really nervous but I was made to feel welcome by everyone and I soon settled in and I had the best time. I loved every second and it has helped me really open up and feel happy.”

“A fun little group where you can forget your troubles and let your creativity flow and interact with people on the same wavelength.”

” This small unassuming creative collaboration of individuality and bravery has for me created the shift that is crucial to my self worth and knowing of myself. This is my recovery. I’m so pleased to have made a connection to ‘Belongings’, these brave people and myself”.

Photographs by Artist and Manu Palomeque.

Funded by Porchlight, FrancisKnight, help in kind from Involve, Maidstone.