Gift Shop Project, Manchester
Alongside artist Nicky Colclough I assisted to coordinate and produce the Gift Shop Project, in collaboration with the young people of 42nd Street in Manchester. For two weeks, a caravan in Old Trafford housed a pop-up shop, to sell handmade gifts made by the young people of 42nd Street.
The Gift Shop Project was open to the public and hosted workshops and activities such as Calm Down Colouring, face painting and badge-making. Calm Down Colouring workshops used mandala-style drawings I had designed, during the workshops, we worked with the public to create a positive, safe and calm creative environment . The project was a success, showcasing the work of the talented young people of 42nd Street and generating an income for the charity's new creative hub The Horsfall Space.