Through a series of online workshops, artist David Blandy and young artists from the Venture Arts’ studio have been reimagining Manchester 8000 years from now.
Niamh, Raven and George from Venture Arts have spent time with David, talking, drawing and writing. Their collective imaginings have been captured in the zine LOST EONS: Three Worlds.
Explore the zine and be transported to Manchester in 8000 years where you’ll find Niamh’s ‘Crystal Kingdom’. Then perhaps wander around George’s ‘Park’ to meet Heaton Park Rose Queen, Waddlefly Splitface Plant and many more wondrous characters. Finally, journey through The Enchanted Forest, The City and The Secret Space, in Raven’s ‘Enchanted Series’, but do be careful of The Demon Plaag!
LOST EONS: Three Worlds is available to:
Read for free on ISSUU HERE
Name Your Price: Download a digital version of the zine from Itch.io HERE
If you would like to buy a printed copy for £10 head to the Venture Arts booth (no. 120) at The Manchester Contemporary, 19-21 November 2021. You’ll be able to buy a copy of LOST EONS: Three Worlds from Venture Arts there. Click here for more information about The Manchester Contemporary.
To find out more about David Blandy’s LOST EONS and projects like The World After see David Blandy
David Blandy is an artist who lives and works in London and Brighton. Through his diverse practice, David Blandy questions our relationship to the culture that surrounds us, reflecting on the imaginary spaces that form our identity. Delving deep into video gaming, genre fantasy and Internet culture, he is fascinated by each form’s potential for communality and finding new forms of kinship.
Castlefield Gallery and Venture Arts have worked in partnership since 2016. For our joint work, alongside the Whitworth, in 2019 this partnership was recognised for ‘Inspiring Innovation’ at the Manchester Culture Awards. Venture Arts and Castlefield Gallery are deeply invested in offering sustainable residency, production and professional development opportunities that bring together learning-disabled and non-learning disabled artists. Both organisations are committed to improving inclusion and accessibility in the arts.
On the day of the Art Assembly Manchester festival, families were invited to take part in a drawing & zine workshop. The drawings can be seen HERE
Art Assembly Manchester was a free one day festival with the theme of City as Art School that championed culture, art and creativity and showed how everywhere has the potential to become a place of creative learning. Learn more about Art Assembly HERE
LOST EONS: Three Worlds, has been supported by Castlefield Gallery and Venture Arts.
Special thanks to Castlefield Gallery Commissioning Patrons.