Five artists from Argentina’s La Boca district will visit Stockport this September, working with the local community and fellow artists to transform one of the area’s forgotten backwaters.

La Boca to La Stocka will see Eva Luna Maissa, Patrica Salatino, Melina Lluvia, Omar Gasparini and Alejandro Fenochio work with 12 local artists and 100 residents to create a unique, colourful space between Stockport’s Canal Street and Lower Hopes Carr.

This project is being masterminded by John and Sophie Macaulay, the husband-and-wife team behind Stockport’s GRIT Studios and Art Battle Manchester.

John explains, “This could be the most exciting artistic event ever to happen in Stockport. We are bringing together people who have a lot in common, even though they live half a world away. It’s the spirit and drive to do something for themselves, when everybody else seems to have given up on them”.

Sophie adds, “We love the story of what artists were able to do in La Boca. It was a forgotten place; the buildings were crumbling; yet people were determined that their children should experience the influence of art and culture they used blank walls as their canvas. Today, La Boca has become a must-see destination, so we wondered if we could so the same for our little bit of the world”.

La Boca to La Stocka will take place between Sun 3 – Tue 12 Sep.

Sun 3 Sep - Tue 12 Sep
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 29 Aug 2023