The ‘No Place Like Home’ art exhibition is now in its third year and is bigger and better than ever with both professional and amateur artists from across Sydney showcasing their works at four venues – Warringah Creative Space, Wallarobba Arts & Cultural Centre, North Sydney Community Centre and Ryde Community Space – from September into November.
Founded by Link Housing, provider of social housing in the Northern Sydney area for over 30 years, the exhibition was originally launched to encourage residents and the wider community to use their creative talents, connect with each other, and advocate for the need for safe and affordable housing.
As Andrew McAnulty, CEO of Link Housing, says, “The current housing market is tough. Not everyone has housing stability and security – but everyone has the right to it. This exhibition allows people to share their stories and contribute to a much larger and vital narrative.”
Working in collaboration with Northern Beaches, Hornsby Shire, North Sydney and Ryde Councils, the event features artworks of any media from a wide range of artists, that all revert back to the theme – No Place Like Home. As a very special treat, an original piece of music also forms part of this year’s exhibition.
“We are delighted that one of our very own staff members, Maddie, has co-written original music that we unveiled as the event’s theme song at the first opening night on Thursday 27th September at Warringah Creative Space,” remarks Andrew.
“We need to start breaking down the boundaries and ensure the wider community are part of Sydney’s housing discussion. Art, including music, uses a different type of vocabulary and we welcome those expressions of thoughts and ideas.”
This year, over 30 artists present their unique artistic vision of No Place Like Home. Everyone is welcome to attend these free events.
For more information, www.linkhousing.org.au