Real Food Wythenshawe commissions new Art Project

Real Food Wythenshawe is working with local Manchester Artist Len Grant on exciting new project.

The new art project is called ‘Turn and Face the Change’ and will feature Real Food Wythenshawe Volunteers telling their individual story through Len’s drawings and photographs.

The exhibition will be used to help evaluate the Real Food programme, to engage and excite the people of Wythenshawe in growing and cooking fresh, sustainable food, through the eyes of the many different volunteers involved.

The exhibition will then be hosted throughout Wythenshawe, before moving to the Manchester City of Science Festival in the city centre and Media city over the summer.

Len Grant said,” My subjects have been saying they find it relaxing being drawn. It’s a great opportunity to chat and find out what they love about Real Food. I’ve been bowled over by the passion shared by both staff and volunteers for this innovative project.

I hope my Turn and Face the Change exhibition will highlight the great work being done in Wythenshawe to encourage people to change their eating habits. The portraits I’m drawing are a fun way of getting over an important subject. I’m sure they will inspire even more people to get involved.

Sarah Klueter Assistant Director of Community Investment and Regeneration said, “We have wanted to work with Len for some time and this is the perfect project for him to be involved in and showcase the great work that is going on in Wythenshawe. We are really excited to see the final images and take it to the Manchester City of Science Festival and beyond.

Len Grant is a Manchester based award winning photographer and writer. Len has made urban regeneration a major theme of his personal and commissioned work over the past decade. He has photographed the construction of many of Manchester’s significant buildings and recorded much of the city’s recent rejuvenation.

For the ‘Turn and Face the Change’ project Len will be talking and sketching people in his own inimitable style.

For more information on Len’s work visit www.lengrant.co.uk or to find out more about the project Real Food Wythenshawe is supported by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group