Clare Caldwell and the art of the homeless
For three years, Clare Caldwell has taught painting at the Auckland City Mission, long enough to know what a difference it makes to offer a means of expression to people who are homeless and voiceless. As an art tutor and therapist, she's a healer. As an artist, she wants to ask some hard questions and challenge our preconceptions. Clare is about to open her first solo show - In Time - at Depot Artspace in Devonport, Auckland. Lynn Freeman discovered that she started out using art as therapy in a hospice.