The Repair Centre Pop-up

By Portraits of Recovery

Tuesday 31st May - Wednesday 1st June

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Join us in Space2 on Tuesday 31st May & Wednesday 1st June where we’ll be sharing some of the work created by participants of The Repair Centre.

Over a series of artist-led workshops, people in recovery from substance use have explored recovery as a transformative process through creative acts of renewal and self-repair. This pop-up event invites you to learn more about their creative mending project, inspired by Kintsugi – an ancient form of Japanese ceramic repair. The project has worked across materials, including ceramics, textiles, wood and paper.

Kintsugi philosophy evidence that something new, useful, and more interesting can come out of damage, loss and change. This notion may be paralleled in the stories of people in recovery, but society does not always value those who have experienced these reconstructive, mending processes.

Meet members of the project who will be making in the space, and adding new pieces to the exhibition over the two-day event.


Dates: Tuesday 31st May & Wednesday 1st June
Times: 10am – 3pm
Tickets: Free, drop-in event
Venue: Space2, Ground Floor, Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Manchester Craft and Design Centre