Ancoats Pop-Up launch their First Ever Immersive Art Exhibition Exploring the Meaning of 'Home'

A collaboration with the charity Mustard Tree…

By Manchester's Finest | 22 September 2022

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Ancoats Pop Up CIC, in collaboration with Mustard Tree, is bringing Manchester a curated art exhibition of professional artists and those coping with housing problems.

The FREE exhibition focuses on the multiplicity of meanings that ‘Home‘ can take; be it emotional or physical, how do we feel and express what it means to sense belonging?

Selected through an open call, the exhibition’s featured artists present their interpretations in both 2D and 3D works of art. The space itself has been curated to reflect a sense of homeliness, featuring furniture from Mustard Tree’s community shop.

Julian Walker
HomeHeating – Peter Sharratt

Taking over Yang Sing in Chinatown, the exhibition’s opening night is on Saturday 24th September, which will feature Ancoats Pop-Up’s signature food stalls and drinks, including cocktails from Witch Kings Rum, food by Oi Dumplings and desserts by Sally’s Dream Cakes. Live music on the night will be from The Villanelles. Tickets for the opening night are £5 (and can be booked below).

The exhibition is in collaboration with Mustard Tree, a non-profit organization with a mission to “create opportunities for people to help themselves through providing practical support, friendship, connections into work, improvements to health and wellbeing plus new experiences to encourage aspiration”. Both ticket and artwork sales are in support of Mustard Tree!

Maddie Vietmeier from Ancoats Pop Up CIC says “It gives us the greatest pleasure to be hosting our first exhibition in collaboration with Mustard Tree and in no other than the iconic Yang Sing Restaurant. We have curated, through open call, a fascinating exploration of ‘HOME’ from a selection of UK artists. This space transformation will be fully immersive. We encourage you to sit, discuss, and ruminate on your own sense of belonging and what you see reflected in the artwork.”

“Home: An Exploration of Meaning” will be open to the public for FREE from Sunday 25th September – Saturday 1st October, 11am – 4pm.


“Home: An Exploration of Meaning”
Opening Night

Date: Saturday 24th September
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Venue: Yang Sing
Cost: £5