In early November, St Petrocs is set to transform the Pydar Pop Up Community Arts space in Truro into a vibrant celebration of creativity. 'Journey to a Home' will be a powerful exhibition and series of events designed to explore the diverse journeys of homelessness. Through art, in its many forms, the event endeavours to dismantle stereotypes and challenge prejudices.

At the heart of this exhibition is the active involvement of St Petrocs clients, individuals whose firsthand experiences provide a unique lens through which to interpret the theme. With thanks to the generous donations from kind supporters, we were able to distribute art packs of creative resources to the clients who wished to participate. Clients were given a creative brief, encouraging them to reflect on different aspects of their journeys – past, present, or future. 

This exhibition is designed to spotlight the artistic talents present within St Petrocs. By sharing their stories and experiences through artistic expression, the clients, staff, and supporters contributing their work aim to create a deeper understanding of the challenges faced. Artworks will portray the resilience, strength, and creativity of those who have experiences of homelessness and housing instability. 

The exhibition kicks off with an exclusive preview event, which will be followed by a week filled with activities and workshops designed to engage, educate, and inspire. Other events to note will include a Business Breakfast with guest speakers. Workshops for schools led by local artists. These workshops will encourage young minds to think critically about homelessness while exploring their own creativity in hands-on art activities.

The engagement with the local community is a key aspect of this event. 'Journey to a Home' invites everyone, regardless of background, to participate in this collective journey. Artists, activists, community leaders, and the public are encouraged to engage with the exhibition, attend workshops, and participate in discussions. St Petrocs particularly encourages the involvement of its clients, providing them with a platform to showcase their creativity and resilience.

The event will feature Community Café sessions. Offering a relaxed atmosphere where attendees can participate in workshops, engage in meaningful conversations, and enjoy the artwork on display.

The exhibition will be running between Wednesday 8th and Saturday 11th November at the Pydar Pop Up, Truro.

Community Cafe Events - open to all

  • Friday 10th November 10am - 3.00pm
  • Saturday 11th November 10am - 3.00pm 

Pydar Pop Up,  8-9 St Clements Street, Truro, TR1 1DT