• The Arts Show

    The second blog in a series which will preview the artists in the One Calendar.

    This picture, which artist Tuesday Greenidge calls The Arts Show and is the April 2013 image in the calendar, was made by photocopying part of a larger piece and then adding the colours.

    It was used on a poster to advertise an exhibition for 240 Project, the community centre Tuesday goes to on Ladbroke Grove. ‘It’s kind of like sculptures,’ she says, adding ‘It’s got a café vibe... they’re all just like sketches to remember the proportions of a body because I’ve studied art so I’m always trying to work at getting some [practice].”

    Tuesday, who studied fine art at Kensington and Chelsea Adult Education College five years ago, has done many art courses including the Prince of Wales Drawing School that was paid for as a gift by her an ex-art tutor at Project.

    She grew up in a convent in Broadstairs but has lived in London for 20 years, and now lives in Notting Hill. I’ve always said that “I’ve never been homeless, I’ve been houseless”, because I was taught that wherever your heart is, is your home. ‘I’ve lived in actually 33 homes. That’s from being born. Different care homes, different hostels, different hotels.’

    She has a daughter and four grandchildren. ‘I do art as a therapy, to keep me well. The creativity keeps me well because I’ve got quite a lot of issues around – difficult issues, you know, crises. My daughter’s in a long term illness with a dual addiction of crack and heroin.’ Despite all her past experiences Tuesday says her current place feels like home. ‘It’s a stable place.’

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