A new art exhibition will showcase work created by people experiencing homelessness, inviting visitors to see life from their perspective.

Charity Homeless Oxfordshire will be presenting the work of people it has helped at Oxford's Fusion Arts Gallery.

The 'Through Our Eyes' exhibition, in Gloucester Green, will act as a lens into the lives and feelings of these individuals, challenging the stigma often associated with homelessness.

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Simon Hewett-Avison, CEO of Homeless Oxfordshire, said: "Much of the work we do here at Homeless Oxfordshire supports individuals to process their experiences and express their feelings.

"Our regular art programme provides an opportunity for our residents to do just that while being creative."

The artists collaborated with Vickie Kearney, a local art teacher, using various mediums such as clay, chalk, pen and acrylic to produce the pieces.

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Ms Kearney said: "Together with residents we have explored the artistic process, sometimes more independently and other times more collaboratively to support a growth in confidence and self-esteem."

Lisa Curtis, a mural artist, also participated in the project.

She ran creative workshops and supported the design and painting of a mural to be displayed at one of Homeless Oxfordshire’s properties.

Mr Hewett-Avison added: "Homelessness is perhaps not a part of the community that people might associate with art, but our talented residents have shown that anyone can be creative."

Through Our Eyes is open from February 22 to March 7, from Thursdays to Sundays.