A new art exhibition celebrating the life and work of Prince is coming to the Northern Quarter in September. The aptly named ‘Purple’ will run for three weeks in the window of Fred Aldous, the art and crafts shop in Stevenson Square. The exhibition is the brainchild of the local designer Robert Lomas, who arranged for a diverse group of 30 artists to contribute. Among the contributors is Martin Homent, who was Prince’s official art director. Homent worked with the great man on many projects, including HITnRUN 1 and 2 – his two final albums. The line-up also includes several local design companies, and highly-regarded illustrators from around the world. Once the exhibition starts, prints of all the artworks will be available to buy for £5 each from the website below. All proceeds will go to the local charity Back On Track, which helps disadvantaged adults make positive changes to their lives.

Mon 5 Sep – Fri 23 Sep, Fred Aldous, 37 Lever Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1LW. Tel: 0161 236 4224, 8.45am – 5.15pm, FREE, www.purplemcr.co.uk

Mon 5 Sep - Fri 23 Sep
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Mon 12 Sep 2016