EXHIBITION | Completely A Hustling Place | Manchester Central Library

Completely A Hustling Place


Preview | Thursday 21st October | 6 – 9pm


Exhibition Dates | Thursday 21st October – Friday 31st Dec 2021


Venue | Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square.


Opening hours | Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm



This autumn we’re thrilled to be presenting a full studio show, where you can experience brand new work from over 70 artists. A truly multimedia show, Completely A Hustling Place includes photography, ceramics, dreamy audio, textiles, real genies, illustration, the best TV channel ever, proper superheroes, projection mapping and much more, offering an exciting and immersive showcase of creativity and studio output over the past year.


A massive celebration of creative triumph through times of adversity, Completely A Hustling Place takes its name from a description of the vibrant, buzzing and at times overwhelming city of Manchester, aptly described by artist, Justin Lees.


Scenes of our city, as seen through the eyes of artist Terry Williams, whose haunting pictures taken on disposable cameras during lockdown are one of many highlights of the show. You will also encounter black superheroes brought to life by Leslie Thompson, bright cartoon characters from Jenny Franklin and embroidered bananas by Louise Hewitt, a radical new TV station presented in the video work of Michael Greave, a school desk installation by Caryn Egerton, glorious sunset pictures by Becky Hislop and projections by Amy Ellison, a projection mapping collaboration on the opening night by Malik Jama, Fred Collins and Raven.


Venture Arts Director, Amanda Sutton comments:

“We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to present physical exhibitions again and to bring the work of our amazing artists out of the studios and into the community. Every adult artist from Venture Arts is presented in this show.  For us, as for everyone, the last couple of years have been full of the most immense challenges, but we are so grateful to everyone who has helped us to adapt and continue our crucial work and to the undaunted creativity of our artists themselves, who have been continuing to produce such brilliant works that we are now able to share.”


The exhibition runs from 21st October (with a private view on the date from 6-8pm) until 31st December 2021.


Much of the work on display is for sale. Please contact Sarah Boulter at sarah@venturearts.org with any sales enquiries.