The 240 Project is an Arts and Health Activity Centre for people affected by homelessness, vulnerability and exclusion.
The art group runs daily and provides all materials (check
out the still life opposite if you don't believe us), though folk hankering, for example, to build an effigy of the Tower of London from shoes might have to source their own. We encourage all sorts, and have regular sessions run by professional artists in up-cycling, leatherwork, mural design, photography and film making.
The process is valued as much as the product, and artists are encouraged not to be too precious about their work or the outcome, but, principally, just to enjoy the act of creating it. Ultimately we reckon anyone can paint, illustrate, sculpt, draw - they just need to commit a bit of time. And have fun, of course.
We do our best to help our artists get their work seen and sold: submitting to the Big Issue, organising group and solo exhibitions, taking market stalls, hanging in cafes, submitting
to competitions and external exhibitions.
We also visit exhibitions, and, with eyes narrowed studiously, discuss them.
Anyone interested in becoming part of the art group, or Project, can contact us by email, phone or just pop in, preferably with their eyes narrowed studiuously.