EXHIBITION : April 19, 2016 — April 24, 2016.
How making can play a part in addiction recovery
Initiated by visual arts charity, Portraits of Recovery, TYPECAST was a European-wide project linking the arts with people in early recovery from substance misuse.
In April-May 2015 the Manchester project worked with participants recruited with the support of Lifeline, the Drug and Alcohol service provider for Manchester, to explore how clay and making can be used as a tool within the addiction recovery process. This exhibition is a showcase of a selection of work from that project.
Participants explored themes of personal heritage, stigma and identity change through a range of material experiences in porcelain and mixed media in order to develop a personal visual language through object making. They interpreted their own recovery stories through found and personally significant objects and were encouraged to rule break and challenge conventional methods of making and working in a high status material.
The project was hosted by Manchester School of Art, and led by lecturers Jenny Walker and Eleanor Simms, with support from student volunteers from the 3D Design programme, including our current exhibitor here at MCDC, Verity Howard.
Walk, Find, Make, Talk – Saturday 23rd April
Walk, Find, Make, Talk is a one day event to re-visit the urban archaeology walk that took place for the original project; conceived as a means to foster conversations about recovery experiences between those in the recovery process and their family and friends who support them. Artist-makers and ex-participants will join new participants to explore recovery identity through walking, object finding, and object making.
If you would like to find out more about the project, the exhibition or the one day event please contact Jenny Walker
You may also be interested in
Meet the Makers this Autumn
Our makers are excited to back at the workbench and open four days a week, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5.30pm this October and November. Our historic fish market building is the perfect place for a relaxed and inspiring shopping trip, where you can meet the makers behind the work and discover fantastic one-off gifts (or treats for yourself). Buying handmade craft and design is also a great way to show your…
Support our Unique Space for Making
In these tough times, we have been helping the many small craft businesses at the Centre with rent relief and business support to help them through the Covid-19 crisis. As a charity we rely on the kindness of our wonderful supporters who share our passion for craft and design. We work closely with local residents,…