Homeless charity Crisis presents ‘The Crisis Commission – Home’ art exhibition at The Bermondsey Project

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This week I had the pleasure of visiting The Crisis Commission at The Bermondsey Project.

The Crisis Commission is an exhibition that features art work by professional, established artists alongside works from people who have experienced homelessness.

The exhibits, a  mixture of painting, illustration, sculpture and film come together to reflect on the unique theme ‘home’, are displayed in the wondrous, bright space at The Bermondsey Project; a partnership project between Crisis and Bow Arts who are working with artists to make better communities.

The day I visited the exhibition I was met by two of the exhibiting artists Jose Gomez, who is currently exhibiting his first solo show at Lambeth Mental Health team SHARP’s visual art space, and Tendekai Marluen Nzira.  Both Jose and Tenedekai showed myself and my colleague Mary Salome, Gallery Curator (SHARP) around the exhibition.  It was a humbling, peaceful, yet powerful experience.

Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive, Crisis said:  ‘It’s almost a decade since we established the  first Crisis Skylight services in London.  Since then we have reached out to thousands of people, Crisis Skylight now operates in eight cities and regions in the UK.

“The Crisis Commission is an impressive and humbling testament to our earliest ambitions.  To see Crisis artists’ work stand alongside some of the nation’s most successful contemporary artists is a precious moment.”

Artists include, George Shaw, Bill Woodrow, Mark Wallinger, Gavin Turk and Lottie Davies and there are about 40 works of art on display by clients of Crisis.

Hurry – the show is showing at The Bermondesy Project (46 Willow Walk, SE1 5SF) until May 24, following the exhibition, the works will be exhibited at The Strand Gallery from 30 May to 9 June and subsequently sold at Christie’s.

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Both Jose and Tenedekai showed myself and my colleague Mary Salome, Gallery Curator (SHARP) around the exhibition.  It was a humbling, peaceful, yet powerful experience.

Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive, Crisis said:  ‘It’s almost a decade since we established the  first Crisis Skylight services in London.  Since then we have reached out to thousands of people, Crisis Skylight now operates in eight cities and regions in the UK.

“The Crisis Commission is an impressive and humbling testament to our earliest ambitions.  To see Crisis artists’ work stand alongside some of the nation’s most successful contemporary artists is a precious moment.”

Artists include, George Shaw, Bill Woodrow, Mark Wallinger, Gavin Turk and Lottie Davies and there are about 40 works of art on display by clients of Crisis. Hurry – the show is showing at The Bermondesy Project (46 Willow Walk, SE1 5SF) until May 24, following the exhibition, the works will be exhibited at The Strand Gallery from 30 May to 9 June and subsequently sold at Christie’s.

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