You don’t need a gallery to be an artist or to see some great art on the streets of Manchester. Graffiti has grown up and is looking around at the world. This is a new art, not precious or exclusive; not eternal either. It’s out on the streets, made by street people for the people on the streets. You need to see this, you need to take a walk around the less glossy streets of Manchester and check out what a new creative generation has been up to. There’s work by edgy locals and work by celebrated internationals; stick-ups, stencils and murals. What does it all mean? It means that this is Manchester, we do things differently here.
Take a walk with AB52 aka Anne Beswick, around the streets of Manchester. Art? I’ll show you something to make you change your mind.