Horace Lindezey has been a practising artist for over 30 years. He is a skilled illustrator, textile artist, sculptor and ceramicist.
Much of Horace’s work depicts the world around him, his family and memories of his childhood growing up in Hulme and Moss Side, Manchester.
Lindezey’s is one of 6 children. His father was a carpenter and mother a seamstress, she especially had a huge influence on his life. He recalls sitting and watching her create bridesmaids dresses in the living room when he was younger, watching her sew on the beads one by one. He was not allowed to touch the dresses at the time, but years later when creating textile work, those memories stayed with him and this intricacy is evident in his work too.
Lindezey has always had a fascination with weddings, christenings and funerals, he refers to them as, ‘special occasional days’. He enjoys getting dressed up in a suit and tie and owns eight suits, all of which have a story about where they were bought, by whom and for what occasions.
Much of his work in recent years has explored these themes with the main focus being on weddings and in particular wedding dresses, which he has made in fabric and then dipped in porcelain. This itself has been like a ceremony with Lindezey reciting the words of wedding ceremonies he has been to whilst making.
In 2022 Horace took part in Narratives, the third in our pioneering Conversations Series, in which artists from Venture Arts work alongside other contemporary artists over several months, producing new work through an equal exchange of art and ideas. This collaboration resulted in an exhibition at The Lowry in January 2023.
Horace Lindezey's exhibitions and events
- VA Collectives | Narratives 30th Nov 2023
- Horace Lindezey & Eamonn Canniffe: Manchester Memories 23rd Nov 2023
- The Departed 22nd Oct 2023
- Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 22nd Oct 2023
- Dining In 2nd Oct 2023
London Art Fair 2021 (exhibiting with Outside In)
The Manchester Open
various Greater Manchester venues,2018.
International Summit for Learning Disabled Artists
Project Ability, Glasgow2015.
MADE, Venture Arts Studio Show
People’s History Museum, Manchester,2015.
The Art of Nature, Venture Arts Studio Show
The Lowry, Salford Quays,2014.
Articulate, Venture Arts Studio Show
The Lowry, Salford Quays,2013.
MACFEST x Venture Arts exhibition
The Whitworth, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6ER.
2nd Mar 2024 - 2nd Mar 2024
Manchester Open 2024
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester
3rd Feb 2024 - 28th Apr 2024
VA Collectives | Narratives
Bonington Gallery, Dryden St, Nottingham, NG1 4GG.
30th Nov 2023 - 30th Nov 2023
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