Home Group moth looking for a new home

May 5th, 2017 in Features

moth - 1630 x 568

An Islamic-art Moth designed by women from Home Group’s Hull Women’s Mental Health Service as part of the acclaimed Amy Johnson Festival is about to take flight again!

Fourteen women from the service took part in the Moth for Amy project last year celebrating Amy Johnson’s achievements. Their design was based on Islamic art, incorporating authentic eastern flavour. Working with artist Jenni Cluskey Smith, the women took inspiration from Hull’s Amy - the first the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia and her flight path.

Hull Women’s Mental Health Service has not only given women a supportive environment in which to live, but has also helped them spread their wings and gain confidence to deal with life and its issues. The service provides residential support for homeless women in the city with mental health needs. In its sixteenth year, it has supported hundreds of women in regaining their independence.The women who took part related to Amy and told their own story of what taking part meant to them. 

Home Group’s moth is one of 25 decorating building across Hull. It is taking flight again to be part of the Big Moth Charity Public Auction on Saturday 6th May, conducted by Hull’s leading auctioneers, Gilbert Baitson when many of these lovely sculptures will be sold to the highest bidder. Funds raised go to support Hull and East Yorkshire charities through HEY SMILE Foundation, and the new Amy Johnson Arts & Engineering Awards which will support future creative projects in Hull and East Yorkshire.

The Auction starts at 2pm on Saturday 6 May at The Mercure Royal Hotel, Ferensway, Hull. 

You can look at Home Group’s moth online in the auction catalogue here and bid for it!