Art at the Heart of the Community

March 22 2018 | Articles | News

(Ged Reek and Charlie McDermott, enjoying the exhibition)

A local over 60s art group have just held their first public exhibition. 

The Many Hands Craft Collective are based at Victoria Square, our retirement housing scheme in Ancoats.

The exhibition, called Present and Continuous, was the result of nine months working with local artist Elizabeth Wewiora, and featured in the Manchester Craft and Design Centre in the city's arty Northern Quarter.

Members of the Many Hands Craft Collective also appeared in the exhibition

Present And Continuous

The exhibition showcased a variety of work, including photography, video, photo-collage and digital printed fabrics. It was also a chance for the group to show off their other combined talents, including some crochet and jewellery the group produce during their weekly meet-ups.

Local poet Charlie McDermott wrote a special piece to link the exhibits together.

Group member and talented crocheter Elaine Horne said: "Seeing our work in an exhibition made me feel really proud. We've been on such a journey with this project and the exhibition is a real reflection on how far we have come."

If you are interested in joining the group, please call 0161 236 5298.

Retired not Expired is our campaign to help combat loneliness in older people by sharing inspiring stories and encouraging others to try something new.

Are you Retired not Expired? We would love to hear from you, email or call 0161 720 5873.


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