Wastework Journal Workshop

Location: Winchester School of Art, The Winchester Gallery, Park Ave, Winchester
Date and Time: Friday, 24 March, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the charity Trinity Winchester’s community art group TAG and its creative convergent community for a ‘Wastework Journal Workshop’ at The Winchester Gallery on Friday, 24 March.

Trinity Winchester is a Winchester-based charity which addresses the effects of homelessness and vulnerability through specialist practical and emotional support and proactive prevention, empowering positive change.

Inspired by the ‘Wasteworks’ exhibition, which explores the relationship between waste and disposable consumer goods, TAG will turn the gallery into an immersive space where visitors can reflect on the exhibition’s themes and aesthetics – as well as raise awareness of the importance of social ecology and the power of being included.

Drawing on the cultures of do-it-yourself, from zine-making to creative writing, video art, and 3D printing, TAG’s workshop process champions innovation and sustainability, inviting visitors to consider their relationship with waste and how they can rework and re-examine it.

The workshop will feature three art journal-making themes to inspire visitors’ creativity. For example, in the ‘Story Telling’ theme, visitors can use a collage to tell a story related to waste, such as the life cycle of a plastic bottle from its creation to its disposal.
In the ‘Mind Maps’ theme, visitors can use a mind map to brainstorm waste-related ideas and create a collage with images representing each idea.

Finally, in the ‘Collaborative Collages’ theme, visitors can work with a partner or in a group to create a collaborative collage that explores the theme of waste, with each person contributing their images and ideas.

By participating in the workshop, visitors can gain new perspectives on waste and join the conversation on innovation and sustainability in the age of the Anthropocene.

Two Winchester businesses named as this year’s sponsors for Trinity’s Big Sleep Out.

Trinity Winchester is delighted to have Charters Winchester and RBC Brewin Dolphin Winchester as this year’s sponsors for Trinity’s Big Sleep Out 2023. The fundraising event welcomes participants to join them on Friday 12th May for an eye-opening night under the stars, taking on the challenge of sleeping outside in the grounds of the Winchester Cathedral.

Simon Comber, Marketing Director of Charters, said, “Charters is extremely proud to support and sponsor Trinity’s Big Sleep Out. The work they undertake within the community is crucial, and we look forward to supporting them throughout the year. We hope to see you at Trinity’s Big Sleep Out!”.

The evening consists of entertainment from the likes of Interg8 Dance, building cardboard shelters, enjoying delicious food from local businesses including Piecaramba and Overdraft whilst fundraising for Trinity. But from 10pm the challenge is to get some sleep away from any home comforts. Every penny raised in sponsorship will go back into Trinity’s services, offering long-term, positive change, getting people out of homelessness and ready to move onto independent living and into employment.

Joy Moir, Chartered Investment Manager at RBC Brewin Dolphin, said, “Brewin Dolphin Winchester is delighted to be sponsoring Trinity and working closely with the team and the local community. Trinity is a fantastic charity providing valuable services to those impacted by homelessness and other challenges. We are very pleased to support them”.

Registration for Trinity’s Big Sleep Out 2023 is open now with spaces filling up quickly. Click here for more information or contact the team on 01962 828636.

Stowe Family Law Winchester makes a charitable donation Trinity Winchester

Trinity Winchester, which provides support to homeless and other vulnerable people has received a charitable donation of £250 from the Winchester branch of Stowe Family Law LLP. The donation will go towards supporting over 500 people a year through the charities direct access drop-in centre in the City.

Stowe Family Law Winchester said, “we are proud to support Trinity Winchester with a donation to help support homeless and vulnerable people in the area. We would wholeheartedly encourage other local businesses to get involved and contribute in any way possible“.

Stowe Family Law is the UK’s largest specialist family law firm with an office in Winchester. Founded in 1982, the firm employs over 80 specialists family lawyers with a collective experience of over 800 years. https://www.stowefamilylaw.co.uk/offices/winchester/ 

Sue McKenna, CEO at Trinity Winchester said, “we are absolutely delighted to be supported by Stowe Family Law Winchester. It is fantastic to be supported by local businesses to help deliver on our mission which is to be the ‘go-to’ safe place for homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester”.

Over the next year, Trinity has several fundraising activities planned, including the biggest fundraising event for homelessness in Winchester, Trinity’s Big Sleep Out ,which will be held in the grounds of the Winchester Cathedral on Friday 12th May 2023. Other events include a Murder Mystery night and Firewalk in partnership with Winchester Rotary and Hope Street. Find out more information via their website, www.trinitywinchester.org.uk/upcomingevents.

Making Space: A Collaborative Social Practice Project, Working With the Homeless, Takes Over Southampton City Art Gallery

On Wednesday, February 1st, the Trinity Art Group (TAG) will take over the Southampton City Art Gallery for a one-of-a-kind museum takeover/performance event. The event is the culmination of the ‘Making Space’ project, a collaborative social practice project that brings together professional and amateur artists, the charity Trinity Winchester, Winchester School of Art, and the Southampton City Art Gallery. A two-month exhibition formed from the documentation of the workshop process will be installed in the main sculpture hall of the museum later in the month.

The ‘Making Space’ project is more than just an art project; it’s a space to make things and make things happen,” said Alastair Eales, facilitator and UoS PhD researcher. “It’s an antidote to social isolation, exclusion, and loneliness. It’s a space for a new convergent community to traverse the charity space, cultural space, and public space. To share knowledge, ideas, and creativity. It’s about being actively part of the cultural fabric of our society and meeting new people and working together on a level platform.”

‘Making Space’ began with workshops where participants were allowed to explore their creativity and express themselves through art. The workshops were led by professional artists and facilitated by the Trinity Winchester charity, which supports individuals experiencing homelessness in the local community.

The museum takeover/performance event will feature colourful cardboard costumes created by the Trinity Art Group, which comprises local community members who have been affected by homelessness. The event will be a way for groups to reposition and reclaim positive identities through sculpture and performance art.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 1st, from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM at the Southampton City Art Gallery. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

For more information on the “Making Space” project and the museum takeover/performance event, please contact Alastair Eales by email at ale1u20@soton.ac.uk or mobile: 07545324323

Trinity Winchester’s Bradbury View residential extension has won a national RESI Award in the “Health and Wellbeing Initiative – Residential” category.

The prize was awarded in recognition of the great lengths to which Trinity Winchester, Ridge LLP, architects Hyphen and contractor Bentley Projects went to ensure that the comfort and wellbeing of Trinity’s residents was met in all aspects of the design and construction of Bradbury View.

Bradbury View is a residential extension to our current day centre and has created much-needed apartments and communal facilities to help vulnerable people transition from homelessness. The sustainable, psychologically informed design provides a supportive environment to help transform lives.

The wellbeing-friendly accommodation supplements our programme of activities, therapies and treatment. The project was also a finalist in the “Development of the Year” and “Social Impact Initiative – Residential” categories.