Venessa Scott is a prolific public artist from the North of England but not only that she has a decorated career in community public art and education. Recognised for excellence in practice and commissioned by leading cultural, corporate and community organisations across the north west and Yorkshire; She delivers creative workshops and interventions to a range of audiences, to include, undergraduates, serving prisoners, children and young people, and returning citizens. Venessa also has several years experience of working with national art galleries and curating exhibitions for degree students. In 2015 Venessa Scott along with her sister Vanice she founded SevenThreeOne; An arts and education non-profit that utilises the Creative industries to further the education and skills of serving prisoners, ex-offenders and disengaged young people. One of the ways they achieve this is through the provision of training centres based within Prisons and the community . SevenThreeOne has received national funding for many of its projects and initiatives and has recently launched a community mural initiative for South Yorkshire.
In June 2019 Venessa designed and painted one of the UKs tallest murals. The mural is 38m tall and was commissioned by a national property company to mark the 100 year anniversary of womens suffrage. The design was created to reflect the principle of unity. It links directly to the pioneering work of Sylvia Pankhurst, The Women's Social And Political Union and drew inspiration from the campaign banners created by its members as well as the creativity of Sylvia Pankhurst herself. When creating the mural Venessa aimed to produce a tapestry of icons and designs that would enliven its surroundings, start conversations, and inspire people. The completed mural was well received locally and nationally and as an additional honour Venessa was appointed as an official ambassador for The Pankhurst Centre earlier this year.
Venessa has worked with several cultural education partners across the Northwest as an artist and creative advisor, she was also headhunted by CBBC to feature in one of their most prestigious Children's programmes. As a further honour, in 2020 Venessa was nominated and recognised as a ‘Great Mancunian; A person who has had a significant cultural and creative impact on the City of Manchester and it surrounding areas’.