We are currently developing an exciting project called Matchbox City, using creativity to explore ideas about the current housing crisis and notions of ‘home’. Working with people affected by homelessness and the wider public, we will create animated films and sculptural installations for exhibition in autumn 2014. It will be our most ambitious project to date.
We have been meeting with some fantastic organisations who support people who are vulnerably housed such as Crisis, the Booth Centre and Petrus who are all interested in collaborating with Connecting Threads to make the project happen. We have also found some wonderful venues to exhibit the work created including the brilliant Brink in Liverpool. and Touchstones in Rochdale. Alongside indoor exhibitions we also have grand plans to bring sculptural artworks to a street corner near you!
We are anxiously waiting to hear on the status of our funding application, but are itching to get building the Matchbox City in 2014!