During summer 2014, Manchester visual artist Ian Mckay and four community arts groups explored the changing face of Chapel Street. Funded by Awards for All as part of our ‘Pathways to engagement’ project, Chapel St Community Arts and artist Harriet Morgan-Shami supported 93 participants to create combined artwork incorporating watercolour painting, photography, creative writing and mixed media visual arts.
The resulting work celebrates D.C. Thomson, the publishers based on Chapel St who produced dozens of publications including the Beano and the Dandy. Including ex employees stories and significant local venues, the work looks at how the area has changed, and imagines what the current redevelopment work might bring.
Artwork produced was shown at Salford Museum and Art Gallery in an exhibition entitled Chapel Street Then and Now, during Autumn 2014 , and will be dispayed in London after touring local venues.
Below are some images from our exhibition launch;
Photographs courtesy of Bernadette Delaney.
All of the artwork included in the exhibition was created by the following groups, some of whom meet and create work all year round, and would welcome new participants;
St Phil’s Watercolour Class. The group meet at St Phil’s Church
Wilton Place, Salford, M3 6FR on Wednesdays at 12.30pm
St Phil’s Camera Club. Also meet at St Phil’s Church
Wilton Place, Salford, M3 6FR on Wednesdays at 1pm
The Monday Club at Islington Community Centre, Islington Way, Salford M3
St Clements Art Group, at St Clements Church, Broughton,
Salford M7 1SA
Congratulations to everyone involved.
Also supported by