The Final Somebody Project exhibition was a huge success with over 90 visitors. Thanks to Z-Arts in Hulme who were a fantastic venue. Huge appreciation goes to all of the young people who created inspiring and thought provoking work and thanks to the artists who supported The Somebody Project. Here are some of the things young people had to say about the project and the final exhibition:
“I loved it because it was hard for me to express myself and this was a way of getting my feelings out. It was so good to see part of myself there.”
“Fantastic! It was a really nice atmosphere, everyone had a lot of questions. It was like showing who you are without having to say anything.”
“I love that people were taking photos of my art work.”
A series of six week body image and self-esteem projects for groups of young people across Manchester which are designed to:
- Explore what it is like to be somebody—what we find positive about it and what we don’t.
- Promote feeling good about ourselves and helping others feel good about themselves too
- Identify and challenge negative, false and unhealthy messages from people we know and people we don’t. Including the media.
- Share our thoughts and findings about being somebody with other people in Manchester to make them think more about this stuff too.