17 Jul 2016

The City Mission's Art of the Homeless

From Standing Room Only, 1:33 pm on 17 July 2016

Art classes offered to Auckland's Inner city 'rough sleepers' have produced work that's so revealing, it's found a home in an art gallery. For many homeless, expressing themselves in paint, clay or photography is much easier than trying to find the words to explain how they feel about their lives. Depot Artspace in Devonport is working with Auckland City Mission's Homeless Services on the show. Lynn Freeman talks to sculptor Peter Lange, one of the mentors of the artists, and to Wilf Holt, the Mission's Homeless Community Service Team Leader.