|Women at the Well: Memorial Project|
|We were invited to work with this vital organisation working with some of the most underpriviledged and vulnerable women in London. Sister Gloria had seen our work at Maria Fidelis Catholic School and had recommended us. The theme for the panels was to commemorate two women who had passed away who used to attend the day centre: their initials are JG and JJA. Also we were to invite participants to incorporate their own symbols or initials into the panels to celebrate the lives of people they too had lost, if they so wished.|
Some women came and took part once or twice, others came religiously every week and really took ownership of their work.
We would like to thank everyone who laid a tile: most importantly all the women who attended the workshops, also all the volunteers and staff from Women @the Well, all the staff who worked for Artyface, especially Catherine, Neha, Charece and Sunita for generously donating their time, and Clem for mounting and grouting.
"Women@theWell is a day centre for vulnerable women based in Kings Cross.
Women@thewell worked with Artyface on our memorial project in March and April 2011.
The staff and volunteers at Artyface were all fantastic with our service users and engaged them in this piece of work.
I have never had a project that has engaged this number of service users and for such a sustained amount of time.
We would be more than happy to work with Artyface on projects in the future.
We are so pleased with the results of the project and the women are so proud, it really has changed our garden."