This weekend, Manchester creative agency Music is hosting an exhibition showcasing visual responses to a short story by copywriter Louie Zeegen. Responses will be created during a two-day workshop held as part of a new scheme open to students and graduates.
A P A R T takes place at Terrace Bar on Sunday, August 10 and will feature artwork by Werkplaats graduate Mark Simmonds, Saori Masuda (Chelsea College of Art and Design), Rob Headley (Liverpool School of Art), Liv McCarthy (Leeds Met), Joel Burden (Leeds College of Art) and Brighton graduate Rachel Dalton.
Work will be produced during a workshop held by Music’s Jon Bland and Dan Lancaster in Manchester on Saturday and Sunday. Each creative will be asked to respond to a different section of Zeegen’s text, which was written for the show and is described as “the tale of one man’s inner thoughts of love, loss and desperation.”
The project is the second installment in Music’s workshop programme, which Bland launched as an alternative to traditional interviews after taking over the agency’s internship scheme. Participants at the first workshop were asked to design covers for fictional non-fiction books and afterwards, were offered internships at the company.
“After taking over the internship programme, I felt like the usual process of asking students to travel from all over for a 20 minute chat wasn’t the best way to do things, from either party’s point of view,” he explains. “The workshops give us a chance to get to know the graduates and students and they come away with a decent insight into Music, as well as portfolio piece,” he adds.
Music is now accepting applications for a third workshop – to apply, submit a PDF of your work at workshopsbymusic.com or post a copy to Jon Bland, Music, Third Floor, 24 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1DZ.
A P A R T opens at 6.30pm on August 10 at Terrace Bar, Thomas Street, Manchester and is free to attend. A publication of the work will also be available to buy on the night.