They’ve asked children they consider vulnerable to take a shoebox and, in it, recreate a room from their home and then give a short description of what they did and why. The result is some inspiring pieces and a real insight into these children’s worlds. The kids’ boxes are to be stacked together to create a tower block of their shared experiences and outlooks and will go a long way to helping the charity raise money for art workshops and art therapy for traumatised children.
The exhibition – on tomorrow from 10am - 6pm at the Haunch of Venison in Burlington Gardens in London - is being supported through Shoebox Art by the Bryan Adams foundation, who has invited a host of leading artists to do the same as the children. All the finished pieces will be sold off in a lottery auction and there are plans to take the idea around the country, ending up with an entire estate of shoebox living that visitors can walk through. So if you’d like the chance to see some genuinely inspiring art and do a good deed at the same time, be sure not to miss out!