THE CITY IS OUR CANVAS - Future Creatives, 2020
Design and Visual Art students from across Manchester College have responded to Manchester Art Gallery’s 5th annual live brief. Working with artists, curators, designers and tutors they explored the role that art and culture plays in shaping Manchester and created personal responses. A collection of 26 posters has been produced with designer Craig Oldham. They present the students experiences and viewpoints on their city and offer a visual snapshot on what they want to share publicly now. This collection is available to buy at the Gallery shop, with all profits supporting future work.
With the very generous support of Jack Arts (an independent creative out-of-home agency specialising in the arts and culture space) these posters can be found throughout Manchester until Friday 13 March 2020; including two large billboards on Princess Street and Fairfield Road and numerous poster sites throughout the city centre. This has provided an opportunity for the students to make a statement within their city and place their art and culture into the places where they have drawn inspiration.