Drawing the Endangered

Greater Manchester groups get creative during Unnatural Borders

During the run of Unnatural Borders, our latest exhibition at MediaCityUK, art groups from across Greater Manchester took part in a borough-wide competition, interpreting the sculptures in their medium of choice. We saw pen, pencil, paint and pastel, as well as some 3D sculpture from an array of entrants.

‘We all very much enjoyed or evening at Salford Quays and the children were super excited to have seen the installation. It was lovely to meet Quays Culture as well and have you introduce the installation to the children and fill us with great facts and information about the animals and the project; a real bonus.’ Zoe Taylor, Two by Two Hurrah

It was great to see how the sculptures were used as a catalyst for creativity; some submissions took a realist approach which resulted in beautifully detailed pictures, whereas others created more abstract pieces which explored the theme of endangered species and the environment. Greater Manchester has a cacophony of both built and green spaces and so the art groups’ reactions to the sculptures was especially interesting.

The groups did a fantastic job and enjoyed themselves in the process; check back next week when we will be announcing the winner and launching our online gallery.

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