Joshua Henderson is a visual artist and musician with a passion for the architecture and heritage of his home city of Liverpool, UK.
Since becoming a member of Blue Room, Bluecoat’s inclusive arts project in 2015, the 300 year-old Bluecoat building has often featured in Henderson’s work appearing in drawings, prints, paintings, sculpture and animation.
Henderson took part in the Studio Me pilot in 2018 culminating in an exhibition at Bluecoat under the same name. The exhibition featured a skyline of ‘box buildings’, cardboard cut- out paintings alongside etchings and risographs of iconic Liverpool landmarks.
Henderson continues to take part in Blue Room’s artist development project Studio Me. He has received mentoring from visual artist Jenny Steele. Having a shared interest in architecture and design, Steele has supported Henderson to develop printed patterns on textiles that pay homage to Henderson’s favourite buildings.
Recently Henderson has been taking part in the North West Hub artist residency programme. Supported by Venture Arts, Outside In and The Whitworth, Henderson has spent time in Manchester exploring its notable skyscrapers through observational drawings and ceramics.
Outside In, Venture Arts and The Whitworth are excited to be working together to present the North West Hub for Artist Development, which aims to create and expand opportunities for artists across the North West who face barriers to participation in the arts world.