A unique exhibition showcasing the talents of artists looking to start their own businesses has been launched in Wolverhampton.

Creative Cohesive will showcase work by former Wolverhampton art students as they embark on setting up their own companies based on their chosen crafts such as jewellery or ceramics.

The exhibition was launched by Wolverhampton AES last night (Wednesday 2 October) with a special event and will be on display at the Foyer Building in St Georges Parade until 12 November.

The launch was also an opportunity for the artists to network with guests including representatives from local businesses, community groups and education providers.

Creative Cohesive is a collaborative project led by sculptor and tutor Hannah Boyd, glass artist and tutor Melissa Nicholls, printmaker and tutor Moya Lloyd and sculptor Gavin Lawley from 5th International.

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, said: "Creative Cohesive is an excellent exhibition which showcases the talents of artists who developed their skills in our city.

"Wolverhampton Adult Education Service offers a wide range of creative courses that promote self employment, business and enterprise and equipping them with the skills to develop this.

"I am delighted to support the artists who are part of this collective as they are the businesses of the future."

To find out more about creative courses offered by Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, telephone 01902 558180 or email enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

  • released: Thursday 3 October, 2013