Outside Inside: Ideas for final piece

Over the christmas holidays my work place donated a lot of food to the Huggard homeless shelter in Cardiff. I was very moved by how many people were reliant on the shelter, it made me look at the homeless in a very different way and understand the struggles they go through on a daily basis.

The BBC TV programme, ‘Cardiff: Living on the Streets’ also inspired me to look at homelessness and made me realise that sometimes it’s not their fault that they are living on the streets. I have decided to do a piece on how homeless people don’t really have a place inside where they can go to sleep or to just sit and have a cup of tea, and if they can go somewhere inside and use facilities it is very often temporary. This is something that so many of us take for granted. I want to highlight that a homeless persons inside is their outside, their home is outside.

I considered the thoughts and feelings they would have after watching the series ‘Cardiff: Living on the Streets’. Useless, unloved and unwanted was the feelings some of the people felt and talked about. An idea I have is to take photographs of household furniture that has been dumped on the sides of the road or up the mountain where I live. The importance of the household furniture is that its unwanted and left on the side of the road, the furniture will suggest the homeless people. I think the dumped rubbish has to be household furniture as it represents the house that the homeless no longer have.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/entries/ad24328b-4144-47a2-aa23-488bf9973386

The link above takes you to Chris Rushton, the producer and director of Cardiff Living on the streets, who talks about the series.

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Chris Rushton and Angharad Arnold, makers of Cardiff: Living on the Streets
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Author: emiliasfineartblog

BA (Hons) Fine Art Student studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University

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