A new mural celebrating Manchester’s history created by Mancunian artist Justin Eagleton is set to be unveiled at The Printworks before being placed on Dantzic Street.
The nostalgic piece of artwork will be revealed at The Printworks on 3 October before being move to Dantzic Street for visitors to view from 21 October.
The mural includes references to sights and people of Manchester including Beetham Tower, The Royal Exchange, Belle Vue Cricum, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Emmeline Pankhurst, Alan Turing and more.
The artwork has been commissioned by The Printworks to celebrate the city’s rich and vibrant history. Printworks has been at the heart of the city for over one hundred years, and part of Manchester’s entertainment scene for nearly twenty. The mural, which stands at 4.8m wide by 2.4m high, will take pride of place on Dantzic Street.
Printworks has partnered with Forever Manchester, the charity raising money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. Copies of the mural will be sold to raise awareness and funds for the charity before the large replica mural is auctioned off to raise further money.
Speaking about the mural, Justin Eagleton commented, “Printworks is an iconic venue in the heart of the city and the perfect place to feature a mural celebrating all things Manchester. This city means so much to so many and I hope everyone will be able to relate to an image, or see something that makes them smile within the mural. I’d like to thank Printworks for allowing me to create this wonderful piece of nostalgia for the city to enjoy.”
The mural will be on display in The Printworks on 3-4 October 2019 before being placed on Dantzic Street on 21 October.