Tuesday, 17 July 2018

St Mungo's Graphic Recording turned into Illustration

Earlier in the year I spent a day with a group of researchers at St Mungo's. This was a peer-led research group, looking into the 'push' and 'pull' factors of why people return to rough sleeping.

So why do people return? A lot of the time it's because there isn't the support network around them to make it work, whereas on the streets you're part of a community.

The day I spent with them listening and drawing 'live' was used to illustrate their findings in a report and smaller brochure, and this has just been published:

Thanks to Lucy Holmes from St Mungo's for asking me to get involved.

10 year Anniversary: Merton Centre for Independent Living

I've been working with Merton C.I.L. for 5 years now. The centre for independent living is a peer-led centre for disable people, and is a much valued resource for local disabled residents.

This year was a celebration of how far they've come since they started - they had printed one of my drawings on a cake. This was a first for me, I've never eaten one of my drawings :)

I was there to capture the celebrations and inspiring words (and songs!). A very inspiring and moving day.

Graphic Recording at the Olympic Park, London

This was on behalf of Ludic, for WorldSkills UK.

This was a youth summit focussing on addressing what to do to get young people interested in a career in the construction industry.

We were right next door to Anish Kapoor's sculpture and and all around there was building work going on - so it was an inspiring backdrop for the event!