The Mosaic Clubhouse by Sam Ivin

Artform: Visual Art

‘Mosaic Clubhouse’ aims to bring people with mental health issues out of isolation. The clubhouse approach to recovery emphasises community and co-production; it is deliberately understaffed so its members are encouraged to take part in the day-to-day running of the centre, enabling them to meet new people and build their confidence.

Through numerous visits, Ivin has created a series of collaborative collage portraits exploring members’ identities. Each person decorates their own portrait using images they feel best represent themselves, giving us an insight into their lives and time at Mosaic.

Sam Ivin is a photographic artist who explores social issues and the people connected with them through collaborative projects. By documenting their stories and perspectives he hopes to provide a more personal, tangible understanding of them.

Part of All Change Photographic, a group project where 13 photographers documented the last stops on the London Underground. Visit the Mosaic Clubhouse website here