Creative, Culture, Manchester, News

Manchester Writing School Poet hosts City Lights exhibition

0 117


Humanity Hallows Issue 4 Out Now!
Pick up your copy on campus or read online.

By Jacqueline Grima

Manchester Writing School MA student Robert Gardham is pleased to announce that he is hosting an exhibition of his work at the Cafe in the Park in Altrincham. The exhibition is entitled City Lights and will be shown throughout October and November.

City Lights is an exhibition of exciting visual poetry which Robert compiled as part of a project that he recently completed for his MA. He said, “City Lights is the culmination of a project for my MA in Creative Writing. Seeing my work on the wall is really exciting and I hope that people enjoy it and the ideas and places behind it.

“Getting my work out into the public eye was not a requirement of submitting my project for the MA, but it has certainly given it another dimension and can only lend more authority to writing up my portfolio.”

Robert’s poetry focusses on the themes of place and travel. Assembling the pictures started with him experimenting with writing the Japanese poetry haikus and then shaping them into buildings and skylines which he drew out and redrafted until he was happy with them. Then he made prints and framed the images before setting up the exhibition in the café. Also on display is some of Robert’s art work, a series of bleach paintings, and he will be making a special personal appearance at the cafe on November 5th, when he will be creating some bonfire paintings in situ.

The Cafe in the Park is Lottery-funded and a proportion of money from any sales of Robert’s work will go back to the café and the nearby Family and Counselling Service centre.

About the author / 

Jacqueline Grima

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More News Stories:

  • The Freshers Issue: Call for Featured Submissions – NEON CITY

    In each print issue, aAh! Magazine interrogates one word which runs as a theme throughout our published submissions. This time, we’re changing things up as we introduce aAh! The FRESHERS Issue and launch our Featured Artist brief ‘NEON CITY’. This special mini issue of aAh! will feature a guide to all Manchester has to offer….

  • Gallery: Sam Fender Live @ Castlefield Bowl

    Photography: Georgina Hurdsfield Sam Fender headlines Castlefield Bowl for Manchester’s Sounds of the City, straight off the back of performing a peak-time slot on Glastonbury Festival’s famous Pyramid Stage, Fender brings his electrifying set back for Manchester fans.

  • What’s on this Summer: August

    Autumn isn’t here just yet! You’ve still got time before the hustle and bustle of real life comes at you as August gives us one more month of summertime fun with a sports championship, one of the world’s oldest music festivals and ending with the main event, Manchester Pride. Be sure to make the most of these last days of summer and get out there.