Saturday, 10 March 2018
– Saturday, 17 March 2018
An exhibition of work produced by Manchester’s homeless community will be displayed at The Whitworth Art Gallery on Saturday 10th of March to mark the start of Manchester Homelessness Awareness Week (10th-17th March)
Students from Manchester School of Art worked with participants from Greater Together Manchester‘s night shelters and Cornerstone on the project.
Over 6 weeks the artists have produced a range of work including portraiture, weaving, tile-making, street art and many more. The project was organised by Love For The Streets, a non-profit organisation led by a team of young social entrepreneurs under the age of 25, which aims to get more students engaged in volunteering with homeless charities.
The homeless participants who took part in the project and the students who were involved in the workshops will be at the Whitworth Art gallery from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 10th march to celebrate the work produced. The event will include a large display of visual art, interactive workshops, live music and films showcasing the work of the local charities.
The workshops were funded by the University of Manchester Student Union the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Manchester School of Art and G.F Smith paper.