The Kintsugi Women Exhibition at Worthing Museum and Gallery. Free Entry.


14th May 2022 - 25th September 2022


9:00am- 5:00pm

About this event


May 14 - 09:00 am


September 25 - 05:00 pm

Event Tags:

#art, #charity, #friendship, #homelessness, #women


Turning Tides and Safe in Sussex

Discovering hope and friendship in life’s scars – the Kintsugi Women Exhibition at Worthing Museum

Anyone’s life can unravel into homelessness, and for women, this can be a particularly challenging and complex time. Therefore, this inspiring exhibition showcases the friendships formed through the art of Kintsugi born from a mutual understanding of the shared life challenges these women face, and how these solid lasting connections are like gold.

Our collaboration with other charities forms an important part of our clients journey, and as many of the women coming to Turning Tides are through referral from Safe in Sussex, this created an ideal partnership when creating the Kintsugi Woman’s exhibition for the Worthing Museum and Gallery.  

Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese craft of repairing broken ceramics and pottery using lacquer mixed with gold. It embraces flaws and imperfections, creating something that is stronger and more beautiful than it was before.

“We want visitors to understand the reality of homelessness and domestic abuse in the local area. There are so many significant pieces and so many stories…  [showing] amazing courage and strength through fixing and discovering themselves and finding unique qualities for the first time – truly amazing women!” Sam Otway, Safe in Sussex

Throughout this Kintsugi project strong relationships were formed between the women, friendships that empowered them to express themselves through their art and share their healing journey.

“Kintsugi is also known as the art of precious scars…  What breaks us makes us stronger. This exhibition tells of our precious scars.” explains Jules, client leading the project.

Sophia, artist, and Turning Tides client tells us, “Kintsugi, in my opinion bridges the gap between mental health and homelessness. I don’t see these as separate problems just one problem with many possible outcomes. I hope to raise awareness and promote change through this exhibition.”

You can visit the Kintsugi Women exhibition at Worthing Museum and Gallery until Sunday 25th September during Museum, please check opening times. Free entrance.


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