Part of The Lowry’s Edit series
The Lowry presents the collaborative exhibition NARRATIVES with Venture Arts, as part of our EDIT series. This multifaceted exhibition presents a vibrant fusion of drawing, film, performance, sound, and installation.
NARRATIVES is the third cycle of the pioneering ‘Conversations Series’ by Venture Arts; a programme of four artistic projects and residencies first established in 2016 aimed at creating new work in a shared exchange of art and ideas. This programme brings together a range of learning disabled and non learning disabled artists, for reciprocal learning, and to develop collaborative and creative exchanges. Through this, it is hoped that open conversations and new dialogues about the role of art in contemporary society will be generated.
Artists: Omid Asadi, Jennie Franklin, Parham Ghalamdar, Jackie Haynes, Sarah Lee, Horace Lindezey, Millie Loveday, Deborah Makinde, Laura Nathan, Dominic Pillai, Alice Merida Richards, and Leslie Thompson.
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 Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust and Manchester Jewish Museum.
NARRATIVES at The Lowry is the culmination of a summer residency that brought together five artists based at Venture Arts in Hulme; a visual arts organisation working with learning disabled and neurodiverse artists, initially working alongside five other artists from across Greater Manchester, to develop shared ideas and create new art work.
EDIT is a strand of the exhibitions programming at The Lowry that enables artists and performers to develop previously unexplored ideas in a gallery setting. Its short-term format allows for ambitious presentations of work, often participatory and engaging with new audiences. Previous invited EDIT artists have included DJs, dancers and choreographers, illustrators, and artist collectives.