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New exhibition: Until it Looks Like This

16 July 2022 to 11 September 2022 People’s History Museum

(Left) Weasel Banquet, digital artwork by Dominic Bennett, 2021, (Right) Self Portrait with Sunflowers digital drawing by Michael Nash, 2021.
Enjoy a summer of creativity at People’s History Museum, with brand new Venture Arts exhibition Until it Looks Like This, artist workshops, and a colourful life size sculpture by Jason Wilsher-Mills.

Until it Looks Like This is a new summer show of work by 12 studio artists from Venture Arts, a charity that supports learning disabled and neurodivergent artists to play an active role in the cultural sector.

The exhibition will be a multimedia experience featuring ceramics, illustration, photography, textiles and an installation. From colourful banners to ceramic animals, there will be something to spark everyone’s imagination.

To celebrate the exhibition launch, on Saturday 16 July there is an artist tour, talk and workshop taking place. 

Michael Nash will take visitors on a tour of the exhibition, and share some of the inspiration behind the works, including his own pieces ‘Boris Johnson’ and ‘Barack Obama’. Book here.

In his artist talk, Dominic Bennett will discuss the inspirations behind his ever-expanding ‘weasel army’ and his career as an artist. Book here.

Artist Louise Hewitt will be running a workshop for families, which will include storytelling and then the opportunity to create a piece to take home. Book here.

Also launching on Saturday 16 July is a new life size sculpture by UK artist Jason Wilsher-Mills, The Manchester Argonaut. The sculpture is a positive and authentic depiction of disability. It reflects personal stories and experiences, many of which Jason encountered throughout lockdown.

The Manchester Argonaut’s colourfully decorated surface also references the rich history and culture of Manchester.

The exhibition and sculpture mark the start of PHM’s new programme Nothing About Us Without Us exploring the history of disabled people’s rights and activism.  

Find out what’s on at People’s History Museum this summer.