The Edge will host an evening with the immensely popular local artist Stanley Chow later this month.

The special event, happening on Thu 30 May, follows the success of Chow’s exhibition A Random Selection of his Illustrations Featuring People from Film, Stage and TV, which is currently on display at the Chorlton theatre and arts centre.

The internationally renowned illustrator will be chatting to BBC Radio 5 Live broadcaster, Chris Warburton about his work and focusing on some of the designs featured in the current exhibition, which draws to a close on the night of the event itself.

Since he started working as a professional artist nearly thirty years ago, Stan has diversified into many areas within design and illustration, but he is best known for his distinctive portraiture of pop stars, actors, sports people and celebrities. The exhibition is the first time Stan has curated a collection of work from film, stage and television.

“We are thrilled to have such a local legend showing a collection of his work in our building in the heart of Chorlton”, commented Janine Waters, Artistic Director of The Edge. “It seemed a fitting way of winding down the exhibition with an in-conversation event and, as Stan says, ‘every picture tells a story’ so we can’t wait to hear more about his inspiration.”

Chris Warburton, who is a big fan of Stan, said: “It’s probably easier to ask who in Manchester doesn’t have a Stanley Chow on their walls these days! I love his instantly recognisable style and have built up quite a collection over the years. Stan’s story of achieving, and maintaining, global success is also a fascinating one. I’m really looking forward to sitting down with him to find out more”.

Each portrait that Chris discusses with Stanley on the night will be signed, and some lucky members of the audience will be randomly selected to win the prints.

“It’s been wonderful to the exhibition at the Edge, the venue has been perfect temporary home for the pictures on display,” commented Stanley. “It’s shame it has to end, but hopefully we’ll can go out with a bit of a bang.”

Tickets for Every Picture Tells a Story are £10 each and are available to book using the button below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Thu 30 May, The Edge,
Manchester Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9JG
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Wed 1 May 2024