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Portrayal Exhibition

Portrayal Artwork
South Essex Homes is holding an exhibition to showcase the talents of local residents.

We have had an overwhelming response to a recent Open Call for residents to submit their selfies, poems, artwork, stories, photos and biographies.

The collection is currently on show as part of an exhibition called ‘Portrayal’ at The Forum in Southend, which opened to the public during an open evening on Friday 6th May.

Maria Medina, Community Development Officer for South Essex Homes, explained the inspiration for the exhibition: “A national housing portrait competition was held recently, which invited housing organisations like ours to submit photos which challenged the stereotypical views of social housing tenants. We were able to enter a number of photos for this competition, a process which made us all realise just how wrong those stereotypes can be - as we have some really interesting and inspirational council tenants living here in Southend.

“Off the back of that, we decided to encourage our residents to show us who they are, and how they contradict the stereotypes, through whatever artistic method they prefer – and since we issued the Open Call in March, we’ve had a fantastic range of submissions."

There is still time to visit the exhibition being held at the Forum, Southend until 31st May. 

 If you are interested in art why not join our new art group? Please contact us for more information.