PassionArt: The Art of Belonging

PassionArt: The Art of Belonging, Monday, 27 July 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 BST. Register for a zoom invite at

PassionArt aims to recover beauty at the heart of our communities through collective acts of creativity. In this workshop artists, curators and hosts from PassionArt projects will be in conversation with Azariah France-Williams.

PassionArt explore issues around art and faith through exhibitions, art trails, projects, teaching, resourcing and creative gatherings.

Based in Manchester they have built links and partnerships with churches and secular cultural institutions to encourage the creative exploration of Christian festivals and to integrate faith, beauty and creative practice within the city. They aim to push creative boundaries using contemporary art and installation to visually critique our time and culture and to consider ways to increase beauty and hope in our place.

Lesley Sutton is an artist, curator and founder of PassionArt who has worked with churches, community groups and the cultural sector in Manchester for over 20 years. Her work aims to help bridge the divide between sacred and secular space using the Arts as a means of conversation to explore the universal human condition.

Micah Purnell is a Manchester based, award winning, multi-disciplined, concept driven creative. He specialises in quality book design and carefully crafted public messaging.

Elizabeth Kwant is a Manchester based artist, researcher and curator whose interdisciplinary practice incorporates film, photography, performance, installation and print. Her work investigates contemporary geo-political and social issues; migration, immigration detention, legacies of colonialism, modern day slavery and associated concerns of representation.