Did you see us printing over the weekend ... like the sound of the project and want to find out more?
Threshold started back in July 2016 when the Harbourside’s L-Shed housed a public print day, bringing together people from all over Bristol. As spectators gathered to see a road roller take center stage, months of hard work came down to this printing party and we were off; the wheels turned and the 2 meter collaborative linocut prints were transformed into stunning pieces of artwork in front of a waiting crowd.
‘A highlight of 2016 for The Arts and Events Team’ Bristol City Council Arts Development Team
By encouraging social interaction Threshold enabled individuals, with a history of homelessness, to be heard. This event was much more than a public display, showing the possibilities of large-scale printing, it was a platform to encourage social engagement. It demonstrated the power of creativity, collaboration and community spirit in actively reducing feelings of marginalistion.
Since then Threshold has continued to develop and grow, keeping true to its core aims; providing the opportunity, creative tools and confidence for participants to express themselves.
Councillor Estella Tincknell, Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Culture, said: “Bristol has seen a rise in the numbers of people who are rough sleeping or facing homelessness over the past 12 months. We work closely with St Mungo’s to deliver much needed support and temporary accommodation. The Threshold project will shed a light on the struggles that St Mungo’s service users face and, I hope, raise the profile of the good work the charity does to help these vulnerable people.”
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
Your financial support will help Threshold to move into its next phase of development. Through printing workshops, 1-2-1 mentoring and public events a new series of work will be added to the growing collection. These will be exhibited and up for grabs on the streets of Bristol over the summer.
Funds raised will contribute to the longevity of the Threshold vision. With each new stage stronger bonds are made and its impact to participants is felt.
WHAT DOES MY DONATION SUPPORT?
Funds raised will cover:
Workshop materials and equipment
Print editions and mentor programme
Photography and documentation
Don’t fear, if you love the sound of this project but find yourself unable to financially contribute we would still like to hear from you. We are a small team and skills are highly valued, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you fancy a natter.
Alternatively social shoutouts are brilliant, they show you care and would help spread the word!
Unit10 have run a variety of creative projects that focus on reducing social isolation in local communities. We hope to continue this work with your generous donations.