Preview: No Fixed Abode
- Jennifer Owen
- 10 November 2014
Collaboration between Edinburgh Printmakers and The Big Issue explores issues of 'home' and 'homelessness'
This November, Edinburgh Printmakers and The Big Issue come together to consider issues of ‘home’ and ‘homelessness’. No Fixed Abode is the outcome of collaboration between artists based at the studio and Big Issue vendors, and which has provided the impetus for works exploring how the concept of home relates to societal status and experience, as well as the effects of homelessness.
As part of the exhibition’s organisation process, Edinburgh Printmakers worked alongside arts groups from the charity Crisis Skylight Edinburgh. They also held a meet-and-greet event, a portraiture drawing class and workshops to foster personal interaction between the artists and vendors. The hope is that this exhibition will challenge public perceptions of homelessness as some kind of ‘other’, as well as encourage viewers to reassess their own conceptions of home.
Edinburgh Printmakers, until Tue 23 Dec.