What We Do – Artlink and Gallery 87 are celebrating art, community and creativity

What We Do is an exhibition that shows the outcomes of the creative programme at Artlink Hull and 87 Gallery. Work by artists and participants are brought together in celebration of work created within and outside of the gallery.

Members of the public are invited to join the launch on Friday 12 January from 5pm-7 pm, no booking is necessary.

Creative Connections is an ongoing series of workshops that pairs local artists with Disabled communities to explore creative processes and improve wellbeing. Workshops are held in the gallery and its partner venues: Danny’s Dream, Sight Support and Victoria House.

Explorers is the gallery’s learning programme for children and young people aged 7-16. Participants work with artists to learn new skills, make friends and gain insight into the creative sector. Workshops take place at the gallery, in Hull Libraries locations, and care settings around the city.

Streams is a series of workshops for adults, delivered in partnership with The Critical Fish, to support the development of critical and creative responses to art.

Tales and Scales Arts hosts a quarterly open mic evening that showcases Disabled, Neurodivergent and Queer artists and their allies, curated by Emily Oetegenn.

87 Gallery commissions new work by local, national and international artists for a quarterly exhibitions programme. Team members at the gallery run the Disability Arts Network and are passionate advocate of inclusion, accessibility and co-production. They often work with Misc Print Co. to commission limited edition screen prints with their exhibiting artists.

Becky Gee, Curator at 87 Gallery, said: “What We Do aims to show the breadth of our work at Artlink Hull. Often the value of this is in the process rather than the outcome, meaning that this is rarely seen by visitors to our gallery. The artwork made by our participants is beautiful, diverse and ambitious. We hope that our audiences enjoy seeing the work come together in this exhibition and going forward into our future programme.”