News: NEW CITY ART TRAIL | 50 Windows of Creativity

Three Venture Arts artists featured in ’50 Windows of Creativity’ – Manchester’s new city art trail.

 

Wild in Art, the people who brought us ‘Bee in the City’ in 2018, are back this autumn with a new art trail. Manchester is host to ’50 Windows of Creativity’, a showcase of the work of artists and makers displayed in a series of windows, venues, businesses and spaces across the city centre.

 

Venture Arts artists Jennie Franklin, Ahmed Mohammed and Barry Anthony Finan have all had work selected, which is on display in the windows of the Royal Northern College of Music on Oxford Road.

 

A window of the RNCM display VA artists' work as part of 50 windows of creativity

 

From fine art and photography to ceramics, crafts, mosaics and murals the windows of the city with host an array of work by well-known and emerging artists and collectives – all with a connection to Greater Manchester.

 

All the pieces on display will also be available to buy from the artist or maker when the project culminates with an auction on 10th December 2020. There will be a number of Barry Anthony Finan’s ceramic bricks available in the auction, so don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of this stunning work created last year at the British Ceramics Biennial Exhibition.

 

Barry inscribing the ceramic bricks of a large wall, some of which are on show in 50 windows of creativity

 

Barry was recognised as one of the UK’s best ceramic artists when he was shortlisted for the prestigious British Ceramics Biennial Award 2019 (the first learning disabled artist to receive this accolade). Barry worked in residence at the magnificent China Hall at the former Spode Factory, Stoke-on-Trent, to produce a monumental installation, writing in his characteristic style – about his hopes and dreams – onto almost six hundred unfired bricks, a selection of which are on display as part of 50 Windows of Creativity. Find out more about Barry and the project in this video:

 

 

If you’re close to the city then check out the trail – it’s a wonderful way to enjoy art in the outdoors, as well as get some exercise during #Lockdown2!

 

Download the map or the app here. 

 

50 windows of creativity app code - 2712

 

 

50 Windows of Creativity runs until 16th December 2020. 

 

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