The Great Northern Warehouse has teamed up with art-led platform, Dez Rez Projects, to reveal a new art installation in the window of 285 Deansgate.

A Small Space is being used to support local artists, showcasing work from 18 local talents all of whom take inspiration from their personal lives. The work spans a range of artistic styles, from sket work to graphic prints.

The exhibition steps away from conventional white cube gallery spaces and seeks spaces that are more contemporary and unique, aligning with the creations on display.

The eighteen artists featured are firm believers in working collaboratively, and that supporting fellow creatives is a huge part of being an independent artist in Manchester. The artists featured in the window of 285 Deansgate include:

Rachael Addis, Heather Alderson, Nancy Collantine, Margaret Cahill, Julie Cassels, Peter Davis, Sarah Feinmann, Ruth Fildes, Laura Nathan, Sophie Nixon, Jen Orpin, Sam Own Hull, Laura Pedley, Sandra Robinson, Michelle Taube, Stefanie Trow, Jude Wainwright and Hannah Wooll.

All artwork featured in the exhibition is available for purchase from 285 Deansgate – which can be viewed until September.

The display is curated by proud Mancunian artists Jen Orpin and Nan Collantine. Dez Rez Projects was established to showcase up and coming artists in temporary spaces, aimed at helping creatives struggling to find permanent spaces to exhibit their work.


285 DeansgateManchester M3 4EW
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 25 Aug 2023