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Everyday Art School

Helping to bring art into your everyday life.

Everyday Art School

Ideas to bring art into your everyday life and rethink how we use it.

This is not an exhibition, it’s a work in progress. ‚ÄčA space to explore the idea of art as a process and reimagine what we might do with it. Reconnecting art with our day-to-day lives through Play, Purpose and Working Together.

In Everyday Art School, you’ll encounter,

Projects – Live projects and partnerships you can get involved in where together, we use art for positive social change. Examples include a handmade table-setting and meal for discussing how we can better grow and access food, building new worlds in Minecraft and an artist residency with award-winning Venture Arts.

Collections – changing displays from across the Whitworth’s fantastic collections of art, textiles, and wallpaper as a tool to inspire and create an environment for artistic thinking. From a large-scale pop-inspired tapestry by Eduardo Paolozzi to Virgil Marti’s flocked wallpaper confronting school bullies, the displays celebrate the power of creative expression to alter how we relate to the world.

Ideas – a growing collection of ideas from artists, local partners and others to help share how you can bring art into everyday life.

16 February 2024 – ongoing

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Image: Everday Art School, 2024. Photo: Micahel Pollard