Manchester has always had a strong street art scene, from those Sketch City kids to the invasion of space invaders of 2004. To showcase this, Ness Cohen – aka Photosbyness – has released a photo-book entitled ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’, a collection of her photography focusing on Manchester’s street art. Using alternative angles, fragmentation and close-ups, she highlights the relationship between the art form and the landscape upon which it is painted. Ness’ book serves as the basis for this upcoming eight-week exhibition in Terrace, a building that has preserved some of the street art it found on its own site when construction of the Northern Quarter favourite began. The 4 September launch night will see live painting from respected local artist Russ Meehan and music from Terrace resident DJs, plus a raffle with the chance to win signed prints and graff pieces on display – with all proceeds going to Manchester-based homeless charity The Mustard Tree.

Wed 4 Sep – Wed 30 Oct, Terrace, 42 Thomas Street, M4 1NA, 7pm, FREE,

Wed 4 Sep - Wed 30 Oct
John Stansfield
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Mon 2 Sep 2013