Manchester Craft & Design Centre - Michael Beard Venture Arts Exhibition

Saturday 9th September 2023 12:00 PM to Sunday 24th December 2023 12:00 PM

Manchester Craft & Design Centre

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To celebrate the building’s 150th anniversary and in celebration, Venture Arts artist Michael Beard will be showing a series of new works inspired by Manchester architecture.

Manchester Craft & Design Centre - Michael Beard Venture Arts Exhibition

Michael Beard is well known for his large-scale drawings (Thumbs Up at Castlefield Gallery, 2020), which he continues to develop and explore, as well as working on a new body of work in ceramics, inspired by the Manchester skyline. As part of this exhibition, he will also be collaborating with ceramicist Sue Cragg, a Manchester Craft and Design Centre resident maker, on a series of functional items, which she will throw and he will decorate. 

Based in Manchester, Venture Arts is an award-winning visual arts organisation working with learning-disabled artists. Through their studio programmes, exhibitions and collaborative projects, they remove barriers to the arts. They put artists in the lead, champion neurodiversity and provide pathways for every individual to develop their creative identity.


This exhibition opens on Saturday 9th September – Sunday 24th December 2023
Free entrance
Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm
2nd Sunday of the Month, 11am – 5pm

All pieces are available for purchase. Please email, call 0161 832 4274, or pop into the office on the first floor.

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