As part of a National Lottery funded Hornsey Lane Community Centre creative project, women aged 50+ came together for art-making once a week. This was a non-directive course, and women were encouraged to explore their creativity through a range of different materials, paint, chalk, felt, textiles, clay.
It was equally very moving to hear women talk about growing up in London, post WW2. Story and history interweaving.
Colour & Calm also involved making a visit to the TATE. To celebrate participants’ creative work, we invited them to choose one of their art pieces to be turned into printed postcards. Please see below for examples.
Title: It’s not our time (2017), Acrylic paint on paper, 35.5 x 25 cm Colour & Calm art-making group, Hornsey Lane Community Centre, London
Title: Colour Burst (2017), Paint & pastel on paper, 65 x 48 cm Colour & Calm art-making group, Hornsey Lane Community Centre, London