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Fri 1 November - Fri 31 January


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Venture Arts is a progressive studio that supports people with learning disabilities to reach their life potential through the visual arts.

Since 1985 their professional studio in Hulme, Manchester, has provided a stimulating, nurturing and social environment for people with learning disabilities. They run a busy and varied programme led by professional artists. Every year they work with over 250 people with learning disabilities both at their studio and though outreach and works programmes. We ensure Manchester’s learning disabled artists are visible, valued and able to play a full and active role in our culture.

‘The Art of Now’ brings together engaging new artworks by young creators from their Young People’s Art Club and their outreach schools programme. Imaginative and playful works move between media to encompass painting, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and moving image.

‘The Art of Now’ is kindly supported by BBC Children in Need.

Venture Arts is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio and is a cultural partner of Manchester City Council 2018-22.