City centre Bruntwood space – Manchester One, will host the final exhibition to complete the Perspectives, series – a variety of exhibitions, happenings and creative exchanges proudly presented by Venture Arts, a
visual arts organisation who support and nurture the work and careers of learning disabled artists.
From October 2018 through to February 2019 and showcasing over 80 learning disabled artists, Venture Arts have been delivering a program of exhibitions, happenings and accompanying events across Manchester and
Previous venues have included; Fred Aldous Ltd, The Manchester Contemporary, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, The Lowry, the Whitworth (Thursday Lates takeover), and Studio 53, Venture Arts’ new studio and
exhibition space with their finale at Manchester One, 53 Portland Street.
Artworks displaying themes around collections that have been developed over the last two years will be celebrated through a variety of media including, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography and textile
Highlights include the work by multidisciplinary artist Terry Williams and his grainy black and white photographs documenting times gone by and holiday memories, that capture his sense of northern nostalgia.
Ahmed Mohammed, who found success at The Manchester Contemporary 2017 selling his first exhibited triptych, will display abstract family portraits, new vivacious and densely layered oil pastel works.
Horace Lindezey also shares his enthralling fascination with weddings, and everything associated with them, across clay, embroidery and photomontage.
On the 2nd of February, 1-3pm, there will be a chance to meet the artist, eat
cake and reminisce about weddings stories with the opportunity to contribute photographs and images to inform and inspire the artist to create new work.
Venture Arts, Director, Amanda Sutton says:
‘We are over the moon to be showing this work in collaboration with Bruntwood in the heart of the City. This promises to be the best of the series with wonderful works and collections being shown by some of our most talented artists. I would urge everyone to pop by and see us. One of
us will be on hand throughout to show you the works and tell you a little more about the artists involved’
Kate Vokes, director of culture at Bruntwood, said: “We’re proud to be supporting Venture Arts with this important exhibition, which will provide a platform to showcase the talents of learning disabled artists in
Manchester. At Bruntwood we’re committed to creating thriving cities and a key part of that is supporting a wide range of cultural activity – promoting accessibility and creativity.’’
“Last year Bruntwood supported more than 30 inspiring arts and cultural organisations across Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham and we’re looking forward to being involved with a host of exciting projects in
2019, including Tedx Manchester, The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Bluedot Festival and, of course, the Final Perspectives Exhibition at Manchester One.”
Perspectives will share not only the different perspectives of the artists in terms of their artwork and disciplines, but also how they view and exist in the world today as practicing contemporary artists with learning disabilities.
PERSPECTIVES opens on Tuesday 29th January until Sunday 5th February 2019 at Manchester One, 53 Portland street, M1 3LD.