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Altrincham Arts Festival || Residency at A-Plan Insurance

Updated: Jul 1, 2022

Over the last 2 years the Creative Arts industry has been unable to operate at any kind of capacity. Artists across the world have been unable to work due to covid restrictions.

In the UK statistics show a £74 billion drop for creative industries. Many of these artists are freelance and the impact on the Greater Manchester creative sector has been catastrophic. Altrincham Arts Festival want to change this! Over a period of 10-month the festival will bring over 50 artists and various businesses together to create a cultural programme. Festival director Jyothi Kuna wants to bring some fun and enjoyment back into the heart of Altrincham. Bringing arts into non-traditional spaces collaborating with independent venues/businesses. The festival will be an experiment. We will be running from mid-March -December 2022.

The theme of the festival is 'SHIFT' -an attempt to elevate the mood and recovery from covid restrictions to a positive transition of change -of hope- in a safe space for our audiences.

This project will bring professional artists right into the centre of the community enabling local businesses and residents to support them. Ensuringarts and culture are at the heart of the community, showcasing a programme of high-quality creative project

Mindful mark making and the expressive patterns of African wax cloth and European folklore etchings.

Supersaturated; an exhibition of my latest portrait works, elevated as part of my residency at A-Pan Insurance for Altrincham Arts festival. This collection of works builds upon the pieces I created for Longsight art space and explores the mindful mark making and is inspired by the expressive patterns found in African wax cloth and European folklore etchings.

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(Me with Jyothi Kuna, Festival Director)

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