Artists Wendy Daws and Christopher Sacre co-founded MESS ROOM. They are based at Sun Pier House in Chatham. 

MESS ROOM specialises in supporting people who are:

  • deaf or hard of hearing
  • blind and visually impaired.

MESS ROOM helps people express themselves creatively using a combination of inclusive activities and communication methods, including British Sign Language (BSL).

MESS ROOM's Gillingham POW! commission

MESS ROOM has collected photos of the people of Gillingham to create Shadow Tales: A Gallery of You. MESS ROOM's outdoor gallery celebrates the people who walk, drive, shop, skip, dance, sing and cartwheel through the high street. Thank you to everyone who struck a pose to create a Gallery of You.

The artworks will be available to see from Saturday 28 August 2021 and can be found on:

  • the railings by the Best One shop
  • Saxton Street
  • King Street
  • Gillingham train station.

If you spot any of the MESS ROOM's Gillingham POW! pieces, take a photo and upload it to social media using the hashtag #GillinghamPOW and #ShadowTalesGalleryOfYou

Mess room 3 Gillingham POW!
Mess room 2: Gillingham POW!
Mess room 1 gillingham pow!
Mess room 4
Mess room 5


You will be able to see the MESS ROOM's work along Gillingham High Street.

Find out more

To find out more about MESS ROOM, visit the:

Logo bar 
Gillingham POW!