Press Release: Heart & Sold

4th March 2016

After a touring exhibition of Manchester, London and New York, Heart & Sold comes to Salford. Heart & Sold is a unique visual arts exhibition that will touch your heart and mind, experience the latest collection from established and developing artists that happen to have Down syndrome.

Heart and SoldHeart and Sold was launched in 2012, with the help and support of the UK's Down syndrome Association the first exhibition was a resounding success and their presence began to grow attracting famous supporters, American artist John P. Kelting's work is now in Arnold Schwarzenegger's collection.

Included in this exhibition and making worldwide headlines is a wonderful limited edition print of 'Rupet Flying Over the Clifton Suspension Bridge', the original painting by Tazia Fawley, was accepted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a gift for Prince George's Nursery.

With an eclectic mix of artwork from painting to photography to line drawing, witness how this condition can showcase instinct, unique perspectives and original insights.

Suzie Moffat, Director and Founder of Heart & Sold says:

"We work solely for the sake of the art and the artists. We build their confidence through encouragement, support and often working closely with families and carers.

We are immensely proud that Salford Museum & Art Gallery will be the next host for this brilliant and inpsiring exhibition and would like to invite you to a press day to celebrate and support the artists in Down Syndrome Awareness Week. This event will take place on Monday 21st March and we would love for you to join us at 11.00am.

The Heart & Sold exhibition will be on display from Saturday 5th March to Sunday 5th June 2016. View exhibition information.

Contact for further information, images, quotes etc

Amy Goodwin, Exhibitions Officer, 0161 778 0883,
Kellie Brown, Marketing Officer, 0161 778 0819,

Notes for the editor

Salford Community Leisure provides sport, leisure and cultural services in the city. We manage a wide variety of facilities and activities across the eight neighbourhood areas within the city, including sport and leisure facilities, community centres, libraries, community use high schools, museums and the Music and Performing Arts Service (MAPAS).

Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions together with a range of events and activities guaranteed to inspire.

Ordsall Hall and Gardens - Salford's Grade 1 listed Tudor manor - was first recorded in 1177. Since then, it has been home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, Catholics loyal to the crown, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers, cows and several ghosts!

Today, it is an engaging museum, wedding and conference venue open throughout the year. Surrounded by two acres of organically managed gardens, it boasts hands on exhibitions, immersive room settings, meeting rooms and a small cafe.

Ordsall Hall is close to Salford Quays and not far from the end of the M602 and the main routes into Manchester. The closest tram stop is Exchange Quay on the Media City/Eccles line.

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