Mosaic commemorates 20th anniversary of North Lowestoft Housing Project
Published by Orbit East & South for Orbit East in Housing and also in Communities, Health
Residents of NLHP with the mosaic
A resident art group from Orbit East’s North Lowestoft Housing Project (NLHP) has worked with a local community artist to create some wonderful mosaics, which have been erected in Lowestoft and Gorleston, Great Yarmouth.
NLHP is a supported housing scheme, owned by Orbit East and managed by Stonham Home Group, for people with long term mental health issues. Art materials are provided for the NLHP art group, which meets every two weeks, with previous projects created by residents including artwork for a calendar. Their art has also been exhibited in the local library.
Commenting on the project, artist Maggie Campbell said, “The Mosaic represents four aspects of independent living. I didn’t realise so much could be done with coloured glass tiles”.
Sadly one of the artists, Simon Maynard, recently passed away. Stuart Buchan, Project Worker at NLHP, said “Simon was a quiet gentle man who enjoyed his art and music. He had started growing an organic vegetable garden recently and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”
One of the mosaics was partly inspired by the art work and memory of Simon and has been erected at Lawrence Drive, Lowestoft to commemorate the 20th anniversary of NLHP.