A new exhibit at the Lowry Centre has opened featuring art from children and adults supported by Stockport charity, Together Trust.
The art on display has been created by children and young adults who all receive support from the Together Trust’s range of facilities and services, and who in many cases have learning difficulties and disabilities, complex needs, communication disorders and autism.
The art exhibition at the Lowry Centre has been commissioned as part of the Stockport charity’s 150th anniversary celebrations that will take place throughout 2020. The exhibition was launched at an event attended by local dignitaries, as well as the artists and their families.
Mark Lee, Chief Executive at the Together Trust said:
In October 2019 we commissioned, with funding from the Arts Council, 14 specially selected local artists to work amongst our services to guide some the people we support in exploring our 150 years of history.
“Working in pairs the professional artists we selected ran bespoke workshops in our schools, colleges and out in our services in local communities across the North West, creating work using mediums such as music, movement and dance, painting, clay, photography and other forms of craft.
“In many cases the people we support have the kind of complex needs that mean they’ve often struggled to cope in other settings, but they’ve found a place in our schools, a place in which with specialist support they are able to thrive and achieve their ambitions. And we’re very, very proud of the work they’ve done in this exhibition.”
Deputy Mayor of Stockport, Cllr John Wright also attended the art exhibit’s launch at the Lowry Centre. He said:
We loved the exhibition and found it really inspiring and there was so much imagination, talent and skill from the young artists on display.
“From speaking to the professional artists who worked on the project it’s clear they really enjoyed working with the young people and they’ve been able to help them develop their own ideas and learn lots of new skills and new ways to express themselves.
The Together Trust 150 Artists Exhibition is available to see in the Circle Bar cases, level 2, at The Lowry Centre, until 24 May 2020.