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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


Maureen Callaghan

Maureen’s creative practice spans embroidery, drawing and mixed media.

Maureen Callaghan’s creative practice spans embroidery, drawing and mixed media. She focuses almost entirely on the self-portrait, depicting herself with repeated patterns and shapes that recur throughout her practice.

Her detailed portraits suggest an imaginary world that at times engulfs her, creating a protective layer where she surrounds herself in vibrant colour, flowers and nature.

Maureen Callaghan's exhibitions and events

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A picture by Maureen Callaghan of three rows of people, all with different coloured and patterned outfits
A textile piece by Maureen Callaghan
A textile design by Maureen Callaghan of a figure, created with many stitches in different colours
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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.