Free exhibition, in a relaxed café setting, showing art by clients from Crisis Skylight Newcastle. The exhibition features photographs, prints, paintings, drawings and 3D pieces made in partnership with local arts organisations including Vane Gallery, Newcastle College, Northern Print and Tyne and Wear Museums.
This is a unique opportunity to see a creative body of work that is rarely open to the public, and gives a selection of personal insights into a hidden aspect of the North East. The paintings, photographs and sculptures also demonstrate the unique perspectives of people who are or have been homeless. Crisis is the UK’s national homelessness charity and works directly with thousands of homeless people every year.
The art on display is inspired by Newcastle and draws on city’s rich history and culture. The artists have created meaningful, personal work about their experiences and their hopes for the future. This exhibition celebrates people’s ability to transcend difficulties and hardship, and invites us to see our city from a different perspective.
The Café from Crisis, near quayside, is fully accessible and serves delicious, healthy, homemade food and drinks prepared by cafe trainees. Cafes from Crisis offer training opportunities for people experiencing homelessness to get into employment.