“Art Exhibition Saturday 8th February – Sunday 23rd February”
Answers on a Postcard Please!” Exhibition in Shop Windows along Ayres Road
“A patchwork of ideas, images and thoughts, sewn together to make a fingerprint of the community.”
‘Answers on a Postcard please’ is OT creative SPACE’s first community art project supported by Arts Council England and demonstrates our mission to bring together professional artists and the community. Between the 8th-23rd February 2020 Ayres Road in Old Trafford will become a 2000 foot long gallery exhibiting the fabulous art made during this project.
Lynda Sterling has worked with 15 different groups from Old Trafford including refugees, parents and toddlers, youth and sheltered housing residents to create a thousand postcards which share their thoughts and views on Old Trafford, celebrating everyone’s uniqueness.
“This project gives locals a voice , a chance to share with others, be creative and be part of something that reflects the whole community”
Through four collaborative workshops held at key community venues, OT creative SPACE has worked with Artist Sam Hull to bring together all the individual postcards. Two Postcard garments have been made by inviting participants to fold, stitch , cut and connect the postcards together. These are on display as part of the exhibition alongside images taken by Documentary Photographer Alys Kay of community members wearing the garments in different locations across Old Trafford that are important to them.
Further Workshops with local residents in partnership with Clay studio Manchester, THE BACK gALLErY and DudhaDesigns have contributed the final exhibition.
‘…it’s been great to see such a wide variety of people from our community come together and create art, I can’t wait to see how people respond when they see their creations in shop windows.’
Illustrator Oliver East has created a map of the participating shops along Ayres road to support the Exhibition .
This Project is supported by an Arts Council National Lottery project grant.