2024 Reporting homelessness prize short list

David Tovey

Arts & Homelessness International, The People's History of Finsbury Park

David Tovey is an Internationally award winning artist, educator and activist who works in a range of media. He is a photographer, painter as well as an installation artist and performance-maker. At the heart of David’s practice is a very special quality – the ability to bring you to the subject in ways both beautiful and hard-hitting in equal measure in order to raise awareness about the social issues he tackles. David has exhibited internationally in locations such as the Atsa Festival Montreal, Kunsthall Stavern Norway, Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool and he is also the founder of the UK’s first One Festival of Homeless Arts. He speaks regularly at housing and homelessness events and teaches art to people experiencing homelessness at Passage House. His Man on Bench performances have earned him significant acclaim and have taken place on the pavement of the London’s Southbank, The Mayfield Depot Manchester and the halls of Tate Exchange.

David is Co-Director at Arts & Homelessness International, the Patron of The Gem Programme, a Trustee at Unlimited, a Big Issue Change-Maker 2019 and a core group member of the Museum of Homelessness.

His shortlisted pieces are: