The Great Northern Warehouse has joined forces with local artist, Sophie Nixon, for a new art installation at the highly popular venue. This brand-new art collection, Back To These Streets, features drawings of the streets and skylines of Manchester and will be on free public display throughout September.
Sophie’s drawings were inspired during the past 18 months in lockdown, where she spent her time walking around the iconic city whilst sketching. Inspired by artists such as Edward Hopper and Ben Mclaughlin, Sophie takes the element of the scene that draws her in and creates a story around it.
With strong composition and a vivid colour palette, her paintings are filled with a sense of impending drama. The local artist has included sketches of Matt & Phred’s, The Albert Hall and Night and Day Café which will all be available to bid on in the Forever Manchester auction in a few weeks time. All profits from the sale of these three sketches will go to the charity.
- Rhiannon Ingle
- Published on:
- Tue 14 Sep 2021