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Venture Arts, 43 Old Birley Street, Manchester, M15 5RF

+44 0161 232 1223

We’re always happy to hear from journalists and writers who are interested in Venture Arts and our work. Please contact Debbie Cowley, Marketing and Communications Officer, on 0161 232 1223 or email


Darren Bates

Darren Bates is an artist working predominately in ceramics and printmaking. His work explores his love of travel and his passion for pink flamingos. In 2023 his Flamingo print was selected by Whitworth Art Gallery for their limited edition Venture Arts print series and was a big hit with the gallery’s shoppers.


We are delighted when people want to commission work from us and our artists. This can either be as a group project or an individual artist creating one of their unique pieces for you.

To find out more and to arrange a studio visit please contact Katherine Long on 0161 232 1223 or email

An arm holding a white pen leaning over a large piece of art painted orange.