News: NEWS | Conversations Series III | Artists Announced

Last week marked the start of Conversations Series III, our collaborative residency, in partnership with Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Jewish Museum, The Lowry and Explorers.

NEW | Conversations Series III | Artists Announced - 8 artists lined up outside the VA studio

Narratives Artists 

We’re excited to announce the following ten artists will be taking part in our latest Conversations Series, working alongside each other to develop shared ideas, create new work and explore personal narratives around heritage. Five of the artists are based at Ventures Arts and five were selected after a public call out earlier this year. Click on their names to learn more about their practise.


Omid Asadi


Jennie Franklin


Jackie Haynes


Raheel Khan


Sarah Lee


Horace Lindezey


Millie Loveday


Deborah Makinde


Laura Nathan


Leslie Thompson


These ten artists are working together to explore any shared or parallel identities/histories, with the aim to create a new body of work over a five month residency at Venture Arts. There will also be opportunities to work with other organisations such as the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Manchester Jewish Museum to support artists to further explore heritage themes within their work.


The resulting work will be shown in an exhibition at The Lowry from January to March 2023. To follow the project in the mean time keep an eye on our social (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), where our Narratives artists will be taking over and sharing insights from the project every Friday.

NEW | Conversations Series III | Artists Announced




Narratives is generously supported by The Granada Foundation.

It is part of the EXPLORERS project, led by Project Art Works. EXPLORERS is a dynamic collaborative programme of art and action that opens up routes into artistic practice for neurominorities, dismantling attitudinal and systemic barriers to representation and rights in art and society. Find out more.