Museum and Art Gallery
“People experiencing homelessness are broken in so many ways, nobody chooses to be on the streets, especially women. ‘Kintsugi’ is an ancient Japanese craft of fixing broken pottery with extracts of gold. It is also known as the art of ‘precious scars’……
What breaks us makes us stronger. This exhibition tells of our precious scars.” (Jules – client leading the project)
This exhibition is a result of collaboration between local charities and services supporting people experiencing homelessness across West Sussex. Female service users were invited to think of something they value about themselves, or highlight something difficult they’ve learned through their experiences. Their experiences and expressions are captured in a chosen art form with the common thread of gold running throughout their creations to evoke and symbolise the repair like the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold medium which renders it stronger and more beautiful than before.
Please Note This exhibition is free but donations are gladly welcomed. No need to book, just turn up.
Content Advice The work in this exhibition is honest and deals with difficult issues which some visitors may find offensive.
Museum & Gallery Opening Times
Wednesdays: 10am – 5pm
Thursdays: 10am – 8pm
Fridays: 10am – 5pm
Saturdays: 10am – 5pm
Sundays: 11am – 3pm