Art Dredge is an environmentally concerned exhibition displaying artwork that has been constructed from rubbish found in Rochdale Canal in Newton Heath. The three artists creating work – Matt Sewell, Jason Heppenstall and Donna Bramall – have worked alongside a team of volunteers to dredge discarded rubbish that had been fly-tipped in the canal, to make sculptures and installations that reclaimed these discarded items and translated waste into art through creative innovation. The dredging process was followed by masterclass workshops, led by all three artists, working with local community groups to create work from the found material. In the resulting exhibition at Piccadilly Place, Sewell, Heppenstall and Bramall will showcase their work alongside the outcomes of the workshops, and a video by Jon Banister that documents the complete dredging process. The aim of this project is to raise awareness to the amount of wastage that is being dumped in our canals and waterways on a daily basis. A preview event takes place on Thursday 22 May – email by 21 May to attend.

Thu 22 May – Thu 5 Jun, 3 Piccadilly Place, M1 3BN (over the footbridge from Piccadilly Station), Opening hours vary – visit Facebook page for details, FREE,

Thu 22 May - Thu 5 Jun
Daisy Kidd
Published on:
Wed 21 May 2014