Art exhibition

Woolwich Works
The Fireworks Factory
11 No. 1 Street
London
SE18 6HD
Fri 31st May 2024 to Sun 2nd Jun 2024

Woolwich Service Users Project (WSUP) is a grassroots charity that provides practical and emotional support to those seeking help in our community. Our guests are experiencing homelessness, poverty, addiction and other life challenges. 

This exhibition showcases work created by our talented guests through art therapy workshops with local artists. Join us for the launch event, 7–9pm on Thursday 30 May. Some of the art is available to buy and proceeds will go towards our services, which include a warm and safe community space where people in need can access hot meals, showers, haircuts, a laundry service and a clothing bank.

Downstairs in the Visitors’ Book Café you’ll find X… hibition. In this project, a partnership with Woolwich Centre Library, WSUP guests explored the theme of democracy with artists Lucia Colella and Trueslate (Instagram: @trueslateart @onmyway.tothetate).

Funded by the Europe Challenge Programme. 

Head upstairs to the Coopers Foyer for an array of art using different media and techniques from impasto and sgrafitto to acrylic pouring and stencilling. Led by Stacey Lockelder from HAPPii Art (Instagram @happii_stuff and @snazzii_art), the project focused on the mental health and wellbeing of WSUP guests. The art was built by guests reflecting on how they felt that day, often writing negative thoughts and feelings onto the canvas and then painting over those with positive affirmations and self-love quotes.

Funded by the Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund delivered by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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