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Homeless artists stage independent exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery

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A group of homeless and vulnerably housed artists in central London’s Fitzrovia have partnered with a local gallery to host their first major exhibition.

The Coningsby Gallery, close to Goodge Street underground has donated its space to the up and coming community group run by ARTfitzrovia, where artists living on the streets, in sheltered accommodation and on the margins of society will display their works for sale.

The group meet on a weekly basis, where members paint, draw and discuss topics which are important to them. Born out of the Soup Kitchen at the American church where a small art group was held, it has developed further by Jake Evans.

Now held in the community space at Allsouls Clubhouse, the members of ARTfitzrovia have full ownership of the group, set the agenda and aim to run the group as an independent collective. Part of this will be to create revenue from selling their work and paying for the space and materials. Until then, the group is supported by small donations and volunteers.

Keep up to date with ARTfitzrovia: Twitter | Website

Coningsby Gallery
30 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RJ

29th – 31st August 2013

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