Project in focus: MAKE YOUR MARK at Turnpike Gallery - Leigh
Last week “Expression Leigh” performed and presented their project Make your Mark at Turnpike Gallery.
The group who have lived experience of addiction, recovery and/or mental health issues performed alongside art work which has been created by the group, this was also a launch for their own exhibition of art work, both in the gallery space and front window, complementing the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition.
Cartwheel Arts and Fallen Angels Dance Theatre have been collaborating with the group since January which was inspired by the current collection and will also celebrated the close of the stunning exhibition, The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016, which marked the relaunch of the Turnpike Gallery in 2017.
A showcase of film, exhibitions and dance performances, Make your Mark is the culmination of an exploration of visual art and dance, interpreting mark making through large scale movement and drawings, visual art pieces created through dance and artworks used in performance.
Alongside Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, Expression Leigh and Cartwheel Arts, artists Elaine Fox of Art in the Community and Kirstie Henderson of Brave Day Films have collaborated on this project.
Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, Turnpike Gallery and Henry Smith Charity are supporting this project and event.