We are delighted to congratulate HSoA student, Geraldine
Crimmins on the opening of her Summer exhibition at Outpost this Thursday 9th
Geraldine is a woman with an incredible story. Currently artist in residence at Diorama Arts Centre and volunteering with Café Art UK, Geraldine has had a difficult life with long periods of addiction and recovery.
"I was previously a successful business woman and psychotherapist, but lost everything due to poor mental health and addiction, and became homeless." Crimmins says of her past. "Painting and voluntary work helped me to recover and re-enter society."
Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) have provided Geraldine with a platform to showcase her beautiful work at Outpost. The association aids in giving talented artists from North and East London who experience barriers to exclusion, as Geraldine has. This could be in the form of disability, poor mental health, homelessness, drug or alcohol issues or multiple support needs. PBHA says "[c]onnecting with the wider community through art helps people to grow in confidence and to achieve their aspirations."
You can check out the exhibition from August 9th, 2018 - September 22nd, 2018.