Neon Workshop WMDC

Neon Project - Visible Words from Invisible People

A game of chance visualised by a flashing snake and ladder, a speech bubble with the glowing message Lack Of Love Made Me Homeless and a simple I Slept Here illuminate the walls, each one part of a recent art project exposing the plight of young homeless people in Wakefield.

Over a ten week period, a group from the city's homeless community worked with artist Richard William Wheater as part of Pennine's Creative Partnership programme. The project that aimed to develop their visual language through light and communicate their predicament to the wider public. The results were a series of extraordinary neon signs.


Photographs by David Lyndsay

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