Twelve+ posters across Manchester

Posted on 22 September 2015

Find our Twelve+ posters at poster sites across Manchester, 11 September – 15 October 2015

The Twelve+ series of works accompanies and complements Melanie Manchot’s touring exhibition Twelve* by engaging with people in recovery in each of the four cities of the exhibition tour, connecting each time with people in different stages and contexts of recovery.

To coincide with the exhibition at Castlefield Gallery, participants from a private health care entry point and in long term recovery, collaborated on Twelve+ Manchester with Manchot and Portraits of Recovery with support from Manchester-based artist Rachel Cheung and The Priory Hospital, Altrincham.

Through a series of workshops the participants explored their lived experiences of addiction and recovery and their reactions to Twelve, in order to produce co-authored artwork taking Twelve out onto the streets at poster-sites across Manchester from 11 September – 15 October 2015.

For more information on the locations and dates of the posters please follow Twelve+ with this Google Map link ( or via our social media. If you would like to share your own portraits/selfies with the posters, please use #recoverist and #recoverymonth on Twitter or upload to

Twitter handles: @CastlefieldGall, @P_O_Re

*Twelve was commissioned by curator Mark Prest, founder of Portraits of Recovery and developed by Melanie Manchot working with Action on Addiction, the Ley Community and the Psychosocial Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire. TWELVE is financially supported by Small Arts Awards from the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England through the National Lottery. An edited version of TWELVE featured in Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age at FACT, 5 March – 17 May 2015.