Talented residents raise thousands at art show

An exhibition celebrating the work of our residents, staff and special guests from the art world has raised almost £5,000.

The A5 Art Show, held at The Koppel Project Hive in Holborn Viaduct, saw original artworks displayed anonymously and all available for sale at just £50 – no matter who created it.

So far, £4,800 has been raised, which will go towards Notting Hill Genesis’ Hardship Fund to support some of our more vulnerable residents, but remaining artworks will be available to view and buy through www.thea5show.com for another two years.

The exhibition launched on Wednesday 28 November with a private viewing attended by around 150 people, while a further 100 attended an event with House Proud, the LGBT+ group for housing professionals.

A group of young people from the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, where Notting Hill Genesis are carrying out a 30-year regeneration project, also attended to see their art work and take part in art activities.

Mandy Worster, volunteer programme manager for Notting Hill Genesis, said: “We had a fabulous response to the show and want to say a huge thank you to all of our wonderful artists, everyone who visited the exhibition and those who bought artwork.

“As well as being a fantastic platform for our talented residents, it has also raised thousands for our hardship fund meaning we can provide even more support for tenants and families going through tough times.”