CCN Torquay HOME Exhibition

CCN News   •   Mar, 2020

Days before the lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak, CCN Torquay was able to host its exhibition HOME.

Displayed in the beautiful setting of grade 2 listed Torre Abbey in Torbay situated in South West England, HOME explored what ‘home’ means to individuals and highlighted the challenges of homelessness.

The exhibition showcased work from CCN members, guests of The Living Room, who have or still are experiencing homelessness, and five local schools.

With over 130 attending the exhibition opening night and a busy first few days, the exhibition proved very popular.

The 10-day exhibition culminated in a celebration event which included meet the artists, live music, prize giving, interactive displays, special guests and more and saw over 450 visitors.

A panel including local celebrated artists and dignities, judged and awarded the schools entries whose winners were announced and presented with their awards at the celebration day.

Many exhibitors sold work and with 1000+ visitors throughout we are thrilled at the success of the exhibition and the positive impact it has had in engaging with the community.

The exhibition has been invited to display in the Torquay council which will hopefully take place once social distancing restrictions have been eased.

The exhibition was funded partly by the Heritage Fund and worked in collaboration with CCN UK, St Mags Church, Inspire and The Living Room.

Buzzing. I’m just buzzing what this has opened up for me. Thank you

Rachel May Miller, CCN Torquay Member