Online Lockdown Exhibition

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Old Trafford has been creative in so many ways during Lockdown and we want to celebrate that!! This online exhibition showcases the wonderful diversity and talent in OT ranging from Professional artists though to young children and some people who have only started getting creative in Lockdown. We have divided the show into three categories; Artists, Community and under 16’s. Enjoy! Well done everyone and #staycreativeOT !!

We have four local judges; Cllr Akilah Akinola , Elaine Eland, Darren Tolliday and Isaiah Hull who will select a piece from each category to receive a £50 Fred Aldous voucher. There will be some vouchers for Mosaic at Limelight for further selected pieces.

We plan to put on a physical exhibition at OT creative SPACE in September and October of selected works. This exhibition is the celebration at the end of our #staycreativeOT project during lockdown funded by Trafford Councils emergency response fund.

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Artists

Winner!

Sherrelle- A Rainbow After A Storm, Charcoal / mixed media on recycled paper 

Runners Up

Ruth Bellhouse – textiles : the old oak tree in Longford park
Nerissa Cargill Thompson – Memorial

I started by developing pieces combining manipulated textiles and cement cast in plastic packaging with suitable texture to reflect the way the gloves were abandoned on pavements or caught in gutters and drains. As my collection of photographs has unfortunately grown, so has my series of cast panels. The manipulated fabric is entombed in the concrete: the disposable glove a reminder of the permanence of loss. It felt important to also respond to the tragic death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests through this series.
Nerissa Cargill Thompson- Three Stooges

As lockdown restrictions eased, I was able to get back into the sculpture studio to do more intricate casting of 3D glove forms. The textiles were inspired by microbiological photographs of the coronavirus. The solid mass of the sculptures signifies that although the gloves are disposable and the current crisis will pass, the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic will be long lasting.

Highly Commended

Joe O’donnel- I’m a digital illustrator but since the lockdown I have started to experiment with making work away from the computer. These flowers are cut by hand and made from reclaimed wood,
Joe O’donnell- Hand cut reclaimed wood flowers
Gareth Hacking – Follow the path
Sally Hirst – Starry night weaving: I first started weaving at the beginning of lockdown and used a cardboard weaving loom originally but I enjoyed it so much that I bought a sample kit weaving loom with my artist commission money and really spent most of lockdown perfecting my weaving skills and my favourite weave is starry night where I did a wavy weaving background using different shades of blue, I also appliquéd some of my circular weaving and used a couching stitch with chunky yarn to make swirls. Some of the yarns I used includes shop bought, hand spun by me and t shirt yarn which I made out of an old t shirt

Artists

Xi Chen – Quality family time during Lockdown
Xi Chen – Thank you NHS
Matthew Button (ButtonPhotographic) – Fake album cover photography Project: sticker bombed beer bottle (collaboration with Shane Mullin)
Matthew Button (ButtonPhotographic)- Fake album cover photography Project :Seymour Park Skateboarder
Barry Peacock – Boo
Barry Peacock- dog
Nick Vorstermans – Hand Carved wooden spoon
Roxanne Thompson – Surrealist Collage
Roxanne Thompson – Food Pun Illustration
Ruth Bellhouse – revamped Tin cans
Gareth Hacking – stone line
Darren Tolliday- T-rex with Blue, Green and Red Food colouring
Karen Prince- Floral Painting
Karen Prince- Floral Painting
Gloria Brooks – I did this piece for my neice and her husband. I loved the simplicity of the line so, I decided to experiment using a different theme, and so, the next image was born.
Gloria Brooks – The Victors Crown
Jilly Jones – Sunset at Houghton
Jilly Jones – Newborn kitten tiny
Sherrelle- The Golden Mask, Charcoal / mixed media on recycled paper
Evelyn Woolry – Water colour on calico with ink. St Margaret’s Church, Whalley Range
So Ping Law- Painted jam jar vases
So Ping law- Stand with Hong Kong painted Shopping Bag.
Mathew Norman – Kick
Mathew Norman – Melon
Elaine Eland – Dreamland
Elaine Eland
Lynda Sterling – it’s all changing; one canvas , ongoing painting .
Lynda Sterling – Fridges have feelings too – lockdown fridge

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Community

Winner

Rachel Mackie – Shadows

Runners Up

Claire Reekie – ‘Recycle Me’ 
Alexx Moorhouse Wilson – OT on Sea

It’s been a real talking point on our street WhatsApp group. People on both side of the road are now talking about doing something on their walls and getting together to clean up and keep the space tidy. 
I’m hoping to add a little more to it over the coming weeks. If like to block out the whole wall. Many a midnight blue with some stars. I can’t decide about adding the text “Said the sea to the sky said the wind to the waves”. 
Alexx Moorhouse Wilson – OT on sea

Highly Commended

Carrie Williams- dog rose
Mehreen Taimoor- flowers
Kellie Marie – Family Lockdown project

Community

Katy Burton – Boxed in
Mary Collins – ‘Bee, Alexandra Park, May 2020
Mary Collins – Rose after a rain shower, Alexandra Park, July 2020
Nicola Bailes – mandala
Gloria- Providencia
Gloria- Santa Catlina
Avril Vale – Trainer
Avril Vale – Flowers
Rachel Mackie – A glimpse of the sea
Anna France-Williams – Hope
Anna France-Williams – Grief
Charlotte Brierley- Cross stitch
Charlotte Brierley- Handmade birthday card
Mehreen Taimoor- Abstract
Carrie Williams – just a moment
Jo Garner- family
Jo Garner – my garden
Clare Myring- Rainy Day in Lockdown
Clare Myring- Robot
Gulnaz Family- Ramadan Mubark
Tricia Ashworth – Dog Face, Photograph
Tricia Ashworth – Blooming Spring Hyacinths, pastels
Maggi Margoram- Reflections
Maggi Margoram- and relax…
Claire Reekie- ‘Making the best of a bad situation’
Anton Allen – Rainbow Lockdown baby
Emily Allen – These little piggies stayed at home
Emily Allen – When the world Stayed apart this was my favourite place to be.
Narjas Khatoon – flowers in vase
Narjas Khatoon – swan
Shona Rae- family flowers, Japanese silk art
Shona Rae – all the seasons
Hughes Family Lockdown Project- Toilet roll characters (Clockwise from top left); Quamies from miraculous ladybug, the cast of Start wars Saga, Disney pixar Characters, Family Portrait.

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Under 16’s

Winner

Aneurin (age 14)
Aneurin (age 14)

Runners Up

Seren (age 12) – The lonely Spaceman
Leo (age 9) – With these hands we will help the earth
Robin (age 6) – Kind Sloth

Highly Commended

Tegan (age 11) – Hidden parrot
Agnes ( age 10 ) – ‘There’s a sad bear in the garden’
Faron (age 10) – self portrait
Maddie (age 11)
Eliana (age 10) – Portal
Aroush (10 years) and Afifa (12 years) – Painted stones and shells
Aishah (age 15)
Tyler ( age 12) – cake making
Collete (age 5) – circles
Tamelia ( age 6) – handprints
Amirah (age 15) – Silhouette of 3 conifers
Amelia (age 8) – Collage ‘Mary”
Ciara (age 8.) – ‘Leaves are things/ Leaf day/ Lockdown season’. lino-cut printing on A3 card.
Abidah (age 8)- Wavy Trees
Josie ( age 9) – phases of the moon

Under 16’s

Lois (age 12) – Documenting time during Lockdown
Isaac (age 9) – Leaves
Isaac (age 9) – Through the Window
Leo (age 9) – Stop racism poster
Tegan (age 11) – Headless
Faron (age 10) – Thorpe street sunset
Frances (age 6) – Dreams of Paris
Frances (age6) – still life with homemade elderflower cordial
Otis (7 days old at the time!) – Lockdown Baby
Otis (7 days old at the time)- Lockdown baby easter Bunny
Aroush (age 9)- Luna
Aroush (age 9)- Eye
Ethan (age 11) – Make Tea not War
No need for fighting. Sort out your quarrels over a nice brew like St George and the Dragon.
Ethan (age 11) – Tick-Tock: Giraffe Warrior
We’ve all been dressing up and playing make believe over lockdown. Here’s a sketch of my toy giraffe in his outfit.
Ivy (age 3) – love
Ivy (age 3) – Lockdown Memories
Bronte (age 8) – Seasons
Bronte (age 8) – Fruit party
Aroush (10 years) and Afifa (12 years) – decorated boxes
Tyler ( age 12) – my garden
Aishah (age 15)
Abigail (age 13) – Mr Mouse
Abigail (age 13) – A walk in the woods
Covey ( 22 months)
Codie-Ava ( age 3)
Rory (age 12)- House Sculptures
Rory (age 12) – Rainbow
Keziah (age 6) – Unicorns
Keziah (age 6) – Growing tree
Maddie (age 11)
Amirah (age 15)- Watercolour Wood
Eliana (age 10) – The colour of Fire
Micah (age 9) – The Universe
Micah (age 9) – The Candyverse
Rafael (age 6)- Circles and Squares
Rafael (age 6)- The Band
Catrin- age 16
Catrin (age 16)
Charlie (age 8)
Charlie (age 8)
Lavae (age 8) – Deep Blue Ocean
Abidah (age 8) – Sunny Sunset
Agnes (age 10) – ‘Mysterious Rainbow’
Maryam (age12) – Markers, coloured pencils and acrylic paint.
Maryam (age 12)- digital drawing
Josie ( age 9) – flamingo
Tyler (age 12) – Funny Face collage
Charis (age 14) – Anime me
Charis (age 14) – golden bridge
Griffin (age 7) – Jungle Lion
Seren ( age 12) – Castle at Dawn
Duaa (age 11) – face collage

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