Running from Sat 14 Jan to Sun 26 Feb, Hulme-based visual arts organisation Venture Arts present NARRATIVES, a stirring, multifaceted exhibition which explores family heritage, personal histories and shared connections, and ignites new conversations about the role of art in contemporary society.

Part of The Lowry’s EDIT series – a strand of the exhibitions programming which encourages engagement with previously unexplored ideas in a gallery setting – NARRATIVES is the culmination of a summer residency which united five creators based at Venture Arts, which works with learning disabled and neurodiverse artists, with five other artists from around Greater Manchester. Through a vivid, dynamic combination of film, performance, drawing, sound and installation and a collaborative approach which draws on both local stories and global influences, NARRATIVES charts fresh creative territory in which the artists discover commonalities at every level. With inspiration ranging from ancestral anecdotes and 1980s Moss Side to Sid James, Julee Cruse and supper clubs, the exhibition celebrates cross-disciplinary art and its capacity to sharpen shared cultural memory.

NARRATIVES is part of the Explorers Project led by Project Art Works and is a partnership project between Venture Arts, Castlefield Gallery and The Lowry, and associates Ahmed Ullah Iqbal Race Relations Centre and Manchester Jewish Museum.

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Sat 14 Jan - Sun 26 Feb, The Lowry,
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
, Tel: 0343 208 6000, FREE
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Thu 12 Jan 2023