Gorton Visual Arts has been creating artwork in and around Gorton and Manchester since 2006. We meet once a week at the The Aviary Communirty Rooms in Debdale Park Hyde Road Gorton. The group is made up of 18 local residents and Lead Artist Ian McKay.

By involving elderly residents, vulnerable adults and residents with learning difficulties, in a safe studio environment Our Projects are created to contain a strong element of Outreach sessions
delivered to a wide range of all aspects of the Community.
Gorton Visual Arts objective is to develop new artistic skills for the group members who are encouraged to share these new skills with individuals and groups within the
Community.These opportunities for all residents take place at the groups studio and in exterior venues such as Gorton Monastery and Gorton Market.
Presently the group as worked with the following groups

Rainbow Haven Asylum Seekers Group
Young at Heart Art Group
Cedar Mount High School
St Francis Primary School
St James Primary School
Residents of Thomas Regan Court
Residents of Patrick Roddy Court
Young People from the Gorton Community
Gorton Local History Group

Gorton visual arts actively promote social cohesion and inclusion through the arts. We have worked on some fantastic projects including the Belle Vue Mosaic at Gorton Market , Manchester’s Library Theatre and more Recently on the Whit Walks Project with Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry.

If you are interested in taking part please email us at mac_art2002@yahoo.co.uk

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