Checkout this fantastic artwork commissioned for Kingston Child Contact Centre’s new supervised room. Co-ordinator Charmaine told us more about this wonderful project:

We’ve been working closely with local artist Lisa Tolley to produce a bespoke piece of artwork for our new room at Kingston Child Contact Centre which is going to be used for supervised contact. We wanted a modern representation of us, that was inclusive and culturally diverse so that all families, especially the children could see themselves in everyday life activities. Also, we wanted this work to act as a talking point, a springboard of references for our families to initiate conversations, especially after a long period of absence.

Lisa has captured Kingston’s historical buildings, including the beautiful church that the centre operates from alongside other Kingston area landmarks such as the River Thames, Richmond Park, the tumbling telephone boxes, the rainbow pedestrian crossing, the marketplace, Bentalls, urban foxes, the deer and so much more!

Charmaine went on to tell us: “This artwork is very engaging and shows who we are today with a sense of belongingness that comes from families, and communities working together. Finally for me, Lisa’s work is both a testament and tribute to the hard work of all our volunteers, the church, families past and present, where our centre has made a difference to the many lives we serve. I have always said that our centre sees through the child’s eyes, and Lisa’s work expresses this aptly. So please take a look and you may spot yourself like me in high heels and shopping!  Thank you Lisa – it was truly a real pleasure working with you.”

Kingston Child Contact Centre has NACCC’s enhanced accreditation and provides supervised and supported contact every other Sunday afternoon. Find out more about their work:

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