Exhibitions

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At Venture Arts people are always working towards their next show!

We are well known for showcasing the work of our students professionally, to a very high standard in some of the region’s most prestigious cultural venues, attracting wide audiences. We are always looking for new partnerships and opportunities to show our work regionally and nationally to further showcase the work of learning disabled artists.

Here are some examples of our exhibitions, but we do so much more in local arts festivals and smaller showcases too.

‘Articulate’ is our most recent, highly acclaimed exhibition which was shown over 3 months early in 2013 at The Lowry, Salford Quays and delves into how and why we communicate with each other in some highly imaginative and creative art works.

During 2011 and 2012 we exhibited Layered, a wonderfully expressive exhibition focusing on the layering process involved in creating any piece of art, but also hinting on the layers that exist within our lives and environments. The work was shown extensively at The Lowry, Salford Quays, the Peoples History Museum, Manchester and the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

Art-tasticalso at the Lowry gave all our young people the opportunity to show their wonderful work in a professional venue too

2010 saw the Open Book Exhibition at The Lowry and the People’s History Museum

We Came, We Saw, We Ventured was at Manchester Art Gallery, and represented our responses to some of the main exhibits there

In 2008 we launched our ‘Felt exhibition all about Textures at the Lowry, Salford Quays and at the A Foundation in Liverpool as part of Dadafest (Link to Dada website)

2007 was the year that we started showcasing our work professionally at the Lowry, Salford and at St Georges Hall in Liverpool as part of Dadafest. The show was called From Rags to Riches and was entirely made from recycled materials, highlighting the importance of our environment

We also do lots of other showcases with smaller exhibitions in collaboration with other organizations and venues including Z Arts , Manchester, Manchester People First, arts festivals, universities, local bars, charities and businesses.