Manchester Jewish Museum

Artist Residency



Ladies Gallery (synagogue)

Laura Nathan is a Manchester-based contemporary textiles artist and facilitator who explores identity, heritage and wellbeing, resulting in a greater sense of who we are, how we feel and our place in the world.

She was recently awarded an artist development grant (DYCP) from the Arts Council England. This grant has enabled her to spend some time exploring family archives linked to her grandparents ‘experiences during the Holocaust. It has also supported her to learn new printing techniques to enable her to print a selection of these archival documents and photographs onto fabric.

Laura is now at the exciting stage in her project where she’s experimenting with the prints she created. Over the next two months she’ll be spending some time at Manchester Jewish Museum, sitting in the Ladies Gallery embroidering into her pieces.

Laura will be working in our synagogue’s Ladies Gallery on:

  • Wednesday 24th Jan
  • Sunday 4th Feb
  • Wednesday 21st Feb
  • Wednesday 28th Feb

So if you see her, feel free to say hi. She’d love to show you her artworks!

Related Events

Come to our Museum Open Day and see the Creative Activists' new temporary exhibition, which explores stories of displacement. Take part in creative activities, including zine-making and contribute to art installations. You will also get a chance to explore our 1874 Spanish and Portuguese synagogue and museum galleries and enjoy new dishes from our vegetarian Cafe, inspired by stories from our collection.