arthur+martha collaborate with the public, particularly marginalised people, helping individuals find a creative shape for their visions and voices. Combining poetry and art, we present and exhibit the work of all the people we encounter with immense care- each a valued contribution to the world.
People who are homeless in Manchester will make a medieval-style illuminated manuscript, describing their lives, in a 2-year project
‘A Necklace of Stars’ is a collaboration with isolated, housebound older people in Derbyshire, Together we will make an embroidered quilt, with a poem and song soundtrack.
We are inviting people from across the globe to make embroidery for a new quilt, Here Comes the Sun. Whoever you are, wherever you live, whether you regularly stitch, make art, or haven’t picked up needle and thread since school, everyone’s welcome.
War Widows’ Stories remembers the lives of war’s forgotten women past present, through art, poetry, oral history, academic research and public events.
WHISPER TO ME ALONE will gather experiences and insights of homeless people in Manchester during lockdown, using journals of writing, art and song lyrics.
Working with people who have experience of homelessness, we are combining visual art, songwriting and performance to create scrolling artworks.
Armour is a project with homeless veterans, developing creative ideas based on medieval armour.
Working with homeless people in Vilnius, Lithuania and Manchester, England. Creating an embroidered quilt, poems, audio pieces and other artwork.
Things to do is a pioneering pilot project, working with people living with dementia, redefining relationships with art, carers and the self. It is resulting in workshops and test-driving draft pages for a creative activity book.
A two year collaboration with older people in Derbyshire. Producing two embroidered quilts, a book, interviews and a series of poems.
The first history of British homelessness. Told through poems, interviews, artworks and handmade books.
Art and poetry workshops in Oldham with older people including those with dementia, resulted in a book of creative ‘recipes’ for artwork and poetry stimulated by reminiscence.
Older people living with dementia recorded their Life Stories, through art and poetry.
Homeless people in Manchester created a quilt out of denim fabric, responding to the questions when where you warm? when where you cold?
The PCT researched dementia care in Salford. Our aim was to create art and poetry with older people that reflected what it ‘felt like’ to live with dementia, complementing the more formal research.
Working with hard-to-reach older people in the arts, in an economically deprived area. Workshops at the local Bingo, Chiropody clinic, Tesco, library, day centre…
Homeless people in Manchester wrote themselves into the public eye, creating ‘customised’ tourist postcards and Lowry postcards of Manchester and Salford.
Patience, resulted in a book of art and poetry by older people in hospital designed to help people cope with the emotional journey through illness.
With older Jewish people including holocaust survivors, creating short animated artworks shown on the BBC big screens and at Piccadilly Train Station.