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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


Quinza Ashraf

Quinza is a talented textile artist, producing stunning embroidery work.

Quinza is a talented textile artist, producing stunning embroidery work. She also works in print and digital illustration, and gains much inspiration through her love of horror films and spiders.

In 2022 Quinza collaborated with artist Kirsty Marsh, a Venture Arts volunteer and freelance textiles designer. Kirsty took Quinza’s drawings and produced a repeated pattern piece using Adobe Illustrator. Quinza then embroidered on to the pattern, creating a new textile artwork.

I love making art, it makes me feel calm and relaxed, just like how I feel in ‘Dreaming in Wonderland’, I’m taking a nap in nature

Digital illustration by Quinza with a repeated colourful floral design, displayed on a yellow background
Four embroidery hoops, each with a unique, floral design on a different colour which were created by Quinza Ashraf
Digital drawing in a flower pattern, in blue, yellow, pinks and orange.
A mixed media design by Quinza Ashraf featuring faces and text, stitched together and embroidered


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.