Café Art MyLondon Exhibition takes over the Spitalfields Arts Market from 9-15 October, to coincide with World Homeless Day.
Café Art connects people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art. They hang art in cafes and other public spaces connecting the buyers with the artists.
The 2017 Café Art MyLondon Photography Contest was held on 30 June when 100 one-time-use FujiFilm cameras were handed out at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.
The goal was not to focus on homelessness, but to capture the London they love. After five days the cameras were returned and the film was processed. The resulting 2,500 images were printed in colour and in black and white and a selection panel made up of professional photographers and people affected by homelessness chose 20 for the MyLondon exhibition – the photos below.
After a public vote in early August 2017 13 were chosen for the 2018 MyLondon calendar which is being sold on a Kickstarter crowdfundraiser until Saturday 16 September. The actual calendar will be launched on World Homeless Day – Tuesday 10 October, 2018.
The MyLondon calendar raises money for art materials for homeless people, and resulting artwork is hung in cafes across London. Any paintings sold result in the artist earning 100% of the sale price. The MyLondon is sold online and in Spitalfields Arts Market between the launch date and the end of December and give work experience to participants.
Award Ceremony (unveiling of 2018 calendar) 1pm-1.30pm Monday 9 October.
Exhibition 10am – 5pm daily Tues 10 to Sunday 15 October.
Spitalfields Arts Market, Brushfields Street, London E1 6AA