Heirlooms is a collection of artwork produced by members of Pure Art Studio inspired by Manchester Museum’s Heritage Futures exhibition and their own response to the theme ‘Heirlooms.’ The project incorporated 3 creative workshops hosted by the Museum, enabling artists to explore the collection, looking closely at precious items that tell stories of the past.
This work continued back at Pure Art Studio alongside their ongoing artist residency Creative Share. The residency, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England has enabled Pure’s artists to develop their practice alongside ceramicist Laura Negus, sharing skills, interests and experiences. They explored their personal takes on themes such as legacy, treasured memories, family heirlooms and ‘how will I be remembered?’ This began with artists bringing in their own items and capturing initial ideas on paper, then producing ceramic artworks to be exhibited at Manchester Museum in the future.
Pure Innovations promotes independent lifestyles; supporting people with a disability and disadvantaged groups. As part of this work Pure Art Studio offers a place where people with an interest in art can develop their skills and thrive.