‘Home is where the Art is’ – finally opens to public

It’s been a long time coming but now - after a low delay due to Covid – some of Hounslow’s finest community art is to be showcased.

Published: Tuesday, 17th August 2021

Home is where the art is

Every budding artist in the borough was invited to be creative and submit a piece of art to the Council, to express what ‘home’ means to them.

Now the Council is finally ready to unveil the colourful masterpieces as part of a special exhibition at Watermans Arts Centre for two whole weeks.

Opening up to the public for free, the Mayor of Hounslow will front a special launch event where prizes for first, second and third place will be handed out.

Every artist will receive a £10 voucher to say a big ‘thank you’ for taking part.

Councillor Lily Bath, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing and Social Inclusion, said: “First of all we want to say a huge thank you to our residents for taking part and being patient during the Covid restrictions.

“We are incredibly excited to move into this fantastic venue to show off all your amazing creative work and open it up to the wider public for them to admire.

“We have some incredible expressive art to show off, especially as home became the focus of many people’s lives during lockdown.

“For some, it was a place of security, for others a place of anxiety. Art is the perfect medium to express our emotions when words simply won’t do.

“Those taking part should be really proud of their work and we are delighted to finally be hosting their work as part of an official exhibition.”

The Council ran a series of workshops to get residents interested in submitting artwork for the final exhibition and supplied materials to those who were unable to afford them.

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