On now!

On now!

This summer, Community Arts by ZK will be supporting an exciting community-led project that will bring art and creativity to the streets of Pendle. Through Our Eyes: The People’s Gallery will work with children, young people and families in a fantastic outdoor space where we will take inspiration from Pendle, bringing this into our artwork and then supporting the community to install their own permanent outdoor exhibition at a brand new community garden space in Nelson. 

Led by our community artist, Louise Cunningham and with an established mural painter, our community will produce artwork and murals throughout 10 creative outdoor workshops. The workshops will explore various processes and method in designing and painting murals through a variety of sculpture, collage and paint workshops. We will focus on the natural heritage of Pendle and use the garden as inspiration for shapes and motifs that will become part of the murals. We will also enhance and uplift the space by creating sculptures and painting bedding pots and stones. There will also be a trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


Displayed around the Garden Project and in various locations around Pendle, the artwork will spark off creative conversations in our community, instil a sense of pride and enrich the lives of its members. The project will help those who do not usually have access to these types of opportunities, or those who may be facing poverty, poor mental health, or suffering from isolation. The project aims to strengthen community cohesion by integrating people into the local community through inclusive and engaging art activities aimed at improving wellbeing and social connections. Working in a community garden will teach members of our community, particularly young people and children about sustainability and horticulture, whilst providing them with a vibrant and creative space that they can call their own.