I recently attended the “ Sit With Me ” exhibition at the Gallery , St Kilda Town Hall.
The work is made by inhabitants of the Queens Rd rooming house , a facility owned and run by the Sacred Heart Mission , to provide shelter for the marginalised in our society .
The work is varied , from sculpture and installation , to watercolour , sewn objects , photographs and sketches .
It uses the symbol of a chair in the work , and invites us to sit with the artist , and share their journey back to community , through the use of creative expression .
The work is powerful , beautifully executed , and indicative of how vital creative expression is to a healthy society.