Deepening relationships and trust with vulnerable people
The Lost Room was a unique collaboration between FrancisKnight, Porchlight and The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, exploring the relationship people have to belongings; what they represent both in terms of collecting/collections in a museum and those personal items that people carry or keep as memories.
Artists Nicola Flower and Mark Hewitt were commissioned to work alongside the charity encouraging their service users to take part and create their own responses to the ‘The Lost Room’ theme with the resulting work displayed in ‘The Drawing Room’ at the Beaney.
The Beaney and Porchight were natural partners using the arts in a museum context with the aim to make the project accessible and welcoming to all. For the artists and partners working on the project ‘The Lost Room’ has built valuable trust and familiarity and a level of understanding that has made us all aware of how homelessness happens.
‘The Lost Room’ installation was exhibited in the Drawing Room, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge November – December 2013
Funded by Arts Council England, Porchlight and the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.