Terry Williams (b.1963)

Artist Biography

Terry Williams has been creating artwork about his life and the world around him since 1990. Working in ceramics, photography, drawing and painting, his work often represents everyday life in and around Manchester. Chance observations from daily outings, Terry’s direct environment and the objects and people around him are documented in his photographs and paintings with an element of quirky humour about them but they give a real sense of his time and place in the world.


How long have you been making art?

“A very long time… I was 25 when I started at Venture Arts, I’m 58 now!”


What are your favourite art materials to work with?

“I like drawing really, with pencils or pens, or colours. I like drawing on an iPad too and taking photographs on the camera.”


What is your art about?

“It’s about anything I see, I do photos of my house and garden and when I go for a walk. ”


What, or who, inspires you as an artist?

“If I can see it, I draw it.”


Why is art important to you?

“I like coming to Venture Arts and making art, and seeing my friends.”


What has been your proudest moment as an artist?

“Making all my work and being in the new exhibition”.



Exhibitions and Residencies

YESS LAD, TJ Boulting, London, 2022.


Completely A Hustling Place, Central Library, 2021.


Cordially Invited IV, Make Studio Baltimore, online, 2021.


The Residency Show at Project Ability, Glasgow, 2019.


Residency at Project Ability, Glasgow, 2019.


The Manchester Contemporary, Outside In, Manchester Central Convention Complex, 2018.


PERSPECTIVES, Manchester and Salford, 2018.


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.