The Edge’s latest exhibition showcase features none other than local legend, Stan Chow.

Stanley Chow Presents a Random Selection of His Illustrations Featuring People From Film, Stage and TV kicks will run throughout spring until Thu 30 May.

Along with Stan’s personally curated collection of actors from the stage, film and television, the exhibition will also include the three patrons of The Edge, Sir Mark Rylance, Julie Hesmondhalgh and John Thomson.

Chow’s work can often be found scattered around Manchester, from the foyer of the Great Northern Warehouse to the walls of the Northern Quarter’s iconic Night and Day. There are even a few of his pieces hanging up on my wall at home.

Whether it’s homegrown heroes like Marcus Rashford and Maxine Peake or musical icons like Bowie, Prince and Debbie Harry, his stunning, unmistakable illustrations have immortalised all kinds of familiar faces.

This will be the first time Stan has focused his attention on a collection of work from film, stage and television, as he says: “I had a lot of fun looking through my back catalogue to find the images that would work in the lovely space offered to me at The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre and it’ll be the first time my design of Sir Mark Rylance will be shown in public.”

Wed 14 Feb, The Edge,
Manchester Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9JG, United Kingdom
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 1 Mar 2024