Presenting Fortuitous Novelties

Darren Browett presents Fortuitous Novelties; and cordially invites you the private view of his work featured in the Manchester Metropolitan University MA Show 2010.

Fortuitous Novelties are found in MA Show Exhibition Two

Private View: 14th October 6-8pm

14th October – 21st October

Weekdays 10am – 4pm,

Sunday closed,

Saturday 11am – 4pm

A diverse exhibition of work by postgraduate students of the Faculty of Art and Design at MMU, includes work by MA Design and Art Direction, MA Art as Environment, MA Textiles and MA Three Dimensional Design students.

Press Release:

Recently graduating from MA Three Dimensional Design at MMU, Darren Browett’s work represents a succinct example of crafted objects in a given context, concerned with a philosophical ideas-based approach alongside an investigation of materials and techniques. Exploring human rites of passage he elected to create meaningful objects that aim be cathartic in situations of enforced change. These outcomes were founded within a real-life healthcare setting in a collaborative venture between Arts for Health at MMU, and Derbyshire Primary Care Trust, offering him the opportunity to develop a number of devices to support therapies concerning the wellbeing of patients experiencing Dementia.

Browett states, ‘Dementia is a growing issue for our aging society, and the stigma surrounding the disease contribute significantly to the difficult conditions of living with it, through changes to our attitudes we can reduce this fear and find positive meanings. I aimed to produce objects that would stimulate, provoke and excite and aimed to test them with people. This project brings to light the immediate work that can be done to enrich the lives of those experiencing Dementia and those who care for them’.

I hope to see you there…


Exhibition Venue:

The Holden Gallery

Manchester Metropolitan University

Grosvenor Building

Cavendish Street

Manchester M15 6BG

For further information, please visit

MA Show 2010 New eflyer