Meet Rose Young, our newest friend and the latest coworker to join Manifold. Rose, and her project First Thursday, were chosen for the inaugural Manifold Residency Programme.
Rose hails from Portland, Oregon and in the short time she has been in New Plymouth has successfully created a community-focused art gallery in the intimate upstairs space at Jetcharm Barber Shop. The gallery has already created quite a buzz and keeps things fresh and exciting by exhibiting a new body of work from a range of local artists on display from the first Thursday of each month.
But it's her ambition with the First Thursday concept that really gets us excited! Rose wants to connect with other businesses and spaces to create a larger, city-wide First Thursday event so that people have a safe, fun and creative outlet to explore New Plymouth. We can already think of lots of great ways for Manifold to get involved.
What we really connected with was the community element - First Thursday is something the whole town can enjoy, plus it offers artists an alternate way to get their work shown now that Real TArt has closed its doors. We see big things for First Thursday over the coming summer months!
Rose will be using Manifold as a base to organise, coordinate and grow the project from.