Dates: 16th July – 17th October 2022.
Launch event: Saturday 16th July, 12 – 4pm.
Venue: People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester, M3 3ER.
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm.
‘Until It Looks Like This’ showcases the work of 12 Venture Arts artists and takes it name from Liam Ashworth’s ‘Stir Fry book’, which features in this brand new summer exhibition.
Along with ‘Until it Looks Like This’ (on until 11th September) the launch event will also celebrate the installation of a new sculpture at the venue, ‘The Manchester Argonaut’, the colourful creation of internationally acclaimed artist, Jason Wilsher-Mills (Jason worked with Venture Arts artists during 2020-21 and featured some of their work in ‘Jason Wilsher-Mills: Jason and His Argonauts‘, which exhibited at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe).
‘Until it Looks Like This’ is a multimedia experience featuring ceramics, illustration, print, photography, digital art, textiles and an installation. The artists’ work explores themes including history, politics, nature, climate change, food and literature. Click on the names of the featured artists to find out more about their individual practice.
Michael Powell, Programme Officer for People’s History Museum, says,
“We are off to a very creative start for the beginning of our ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ programme with artists leading the way with work that carries powerful messages and work that will inspire those visiting People’s History Museum.”
Everyone is welcome at the museum for the launch event on Saturday 16th July, 12 – 4pm, where Venture Arts artists will be on hand to engage visitors with the exhibition. At 1pm there’ll be a tour of the exhibition led by featured artist Liam Ashworth – book here.
At 2pm multimedia artist Dominic Bennett, will be giving an artist talk, where you can hear more about his influences, which include The Wind in the Willows, street art, wrestling, hip hop and social justice movements – book here.
At 3pm ceramicist, textile artist and storyteller, Louise Hewitt will be running a workshop for families, telling the story of her garden monsters and inviting people to make their own monster character puppets inspired by her Charlie and the Chocolate Factory work – book here.
Thursday 4th August
11am – Michael Nash will be delivering an Artist Talk. Michael works across various disciplines including painting, embroidery and photography, and is a talented digital artist. He takes inspiration for his work from the world around him and is particularly interested in food and travel. Book here.
1-3pm – Sally Hirst will be running a workshop about her sensory quilt, designed for her visually impaired foster sister, at which participants will be able to feel the quilt and create their own textile sensory samples. Book here.
Friday 16th September
11am – Liam Ashworth will be delivering a Tour of Until It Looks Like This. Liam’s work in the exhibition focuses on his passion for food and his love of humour in his art. No need to book.
11.30 – Dominic Bennett delivers an Artist Talk, sharing the inspirations behind his work, including Wind in the Willows, hip hop and wrestling. No need to book.
Saturday 24th September
2pm – Liam Ashworth will be delivering a Tour of Until It Looks Like This. Liam’s work in the exhibition focuses on his passion for food and his love of humour in his art. No need to book.
2.30pm – Dominic Bennett delivers an Artist Talk, sharing the inspirations behind his work, including Wind in the Willows, hip hop and wrestling. No need to book.
Check out this video featuring some of the exhibiting artists. The video was created by Tahira, Fern and Kaylan – students on a six week Content Creator Course with the Factory; part of Manchester International Festival (MIF).
Take a video ‘walk-through’ of the exhibition here:
See pictures and get updates about the exhibition by following #UntilItLooksLikeThis