Project 2: Never Bored #feelsgood: Young Peoples Residency


Do Your Own Thing is Heart n Soul’s, creative arts project for young people with learning disabilities, aged 10-25. Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company and charity that believes in the talents and power of people with learning disabilities. Deptford has been their home for 30 years. This summer they have programmed a series of exhibitions and live events, taking place across Deptford which celebrate disability culture.

As part of The Big 30, Do Your Own Thing participants have been making art in the Could be Good project space throughout August.

We have been working alongside Heart n Soul's Creative Associate, Richard Phoenix with the young people helping to explore using different mediums and building a body of exciting work over the last month. 

The Could be Good space will be open to the public
Friday 25th August from 4pm - 9pm

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Everyone is welcome and the young people will be there to talk about their work.

Heart n Soul
Richard Phoenix



A Room of My Own 1: Ifeoma Orjiekwe Rich & Juicy

Could be Good  hosted a residency in early 2017 with Ifeoma Orjiekwe. A self taught artist living in South East London

Ifeoma explored narratives of feminine beauty through repetition and pattern, drawn from her personal experience of Nigerian and African culture and art. 

Ifeoma describes her works as “rich and juicy, I love the way the colour makes patterns energetic. Its very beautiful and exquisite like Nigerian art it’s very powerful and strong. Earrings, bracelets, African textiles and clothes show who we are.” 

Ifeoma has worked with Deptford based disability arts charity Heart n Soul and artist Ben Connors to create a touring studio called ‘Agozie Art’ (Blessed Art). It toured the Southbank Centre, the British Museum and Tate Britain.

Could be Good held and exhibition of Ifeoma's work. Called "Rich & Juicy", which took place during Art Licks weekend and Deptford X Arts Festival in September 2016.