Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art / Journey To The Centre Of Colour

Journey to the Centre of Colour presents a two and a half month education project that brings together the work of Year 3 and Year 4 pupils from St Pauls C.E. Primary School, Salford and the Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester.

Inspired by the work of New York based artist Christine Wong Yap whose exhibition Irrational Exuberance (Asst. Colors) was showcased at the Chinese Arts Centre earlier this year, students have been working together with us to screen print works using found materials.

Taking reference from Christine Wong Yap’s work, which looks into positive psychology and discount store culture, we have been working with the pupils to promote positivity by creating celebratory decorations to produce a sensory stimulating exhibition.

The students screen printed patterns and text onto scrap fabric and recycled paper. The text and patterns created were a response to how they felt about seeing Christine’s work and how they felt when creating prints. Scraps of fabric and paper were transformed into the celebratory artwork that was featured in the centre of the gallery space and along with the beautiful collage pieces featured on the gallery walls.

The students have had the opportunity to learn about screen printing techniques and through the use of recycled materials they have gained insight into how materials that have been cast aside can be given a re birth and new lease of life; transforming unwanted items into vivid works of art.

Super photographs by Jody Hartley.

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OneFiveEight Expo:1

On the 9th February 2013 OneFiveEight will be holding their first exhibition and live music event in the Kraak Gallery in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

By day they will be exhibiting original artwork in the gallery FREE of charge, plus FREE drinks for those who arrive early enough. Then by night their musicians will be showcasing their latest work along side some very special guests.

Featuring original artwork from The OneFiveEight collective and guest artists which include work from me and my old chum from the one69A studio, Tasha Whittle amongst a whole list of other super creative peeps.

Exhibition Saturday 9th February 2pm – 10pm & Sunday 12noon – 5pm
Music Showcase Saturday 9th February 9pm – 4am

KRAAK Gallery, Northern Quarter, Manchester.
Kindly Sponsored by Jamesons Whiskey

Hope to see you there!



George House Trust, Manchester Pride Festival

HIV Positive Living

The artwork in this exhibition was created by people living with HIV in Manchester. The artists were asked to interpret ‘HIV Positive Living’ in the form of a silk screen print. Each piece in this exhibition is a very personal expression, giving a voice to people who are, too often, invisible and unheard. The people involved in this project – all of whom use the services of George House Trust in Manchester – worked over two and a half days with Sally Gilford of One69A to create these pieces.

George House Trust is the Manchester based HIV organisation providing advice, support and advocacy services to people living with or affected by HIV across the North West of England. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for all people living with, or affected by HIV, and to empower people to live positively with HIV. For more information visit www.ght.org.uk

The exhibition was made possible by generous funding from Manchester Pride.

The exhibition will be open to the public in Manchester Town Hall until Friday 31st August 2012.