Visual Art

“I genuinely felt that this could be a beginning of a great situation in my life. Through such a simple thing as photogaphy.” – ICON participant

Hidden Spire visual art projects take different forms – from large-scale gallery exhibitions like ICON, to smaller permanent installations like Change. What they all have in common is the signature Hidden Spire blend of professional artists, and artists who have experienced homelessness. 

One participant who sold her first artwork in one of these exhibitions asked: “Am I an artist now?” The visual arts are a hugely important part of what we do, and allow Crisis artists to engage in a more light-touch way than the theatrical productions. 

Click-through below to see all the visual arts projects we’ve done since opening. 

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2019

ICON

Crisis artists worked with photographer Rory Carnegie to recreate iconic photographs.​

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2015

Vessels

Crisis artists presented works in clay alongside work by project leader, Georgie Manly.

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2012

Change

An installation in the foyer of the OFS, designed by professional and Crisis artists.

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2018

Our Place

Three Crisis artists worked with professional mentors to create a brand new exhibition.

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2014

Making Tracks

A collaborative exhibition exploring the concept of emotional and physical journeys.

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2016

Shed Space

Shed Space featured an indoor garden created in collaboration with Crisis clients.

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2013

FLOW

A light installation in the foyer of the OFS, designed with people sleeping rough in Oxford.

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