Picture Stockport

Bringing the known and hidden artworks of Stockport to life

About the project

Picture Stockport aims to ‘bring to life’ the known and hidden artworks of Stockport.

Picture Stockport will give the wider public an opportunity to appreciate and respond to Stockport as portrayed in its most popular and hidden art works.

From the historical to modern masters, traditional to contemporary, marvels of Victorian engineering, local street corners to the football terraces, and the humdrum of everyday life to the party atmosphere of the carnival - they’re all depicted and they all paint a picture of Stockport.

For one month from January - February 2017 we asked the  people of Stockport and beyond to vote for their favourite picture. The top eight were then chosen to be re-imagined into new pieces of art.

Artists will now work in selected libraries and community venues across Stockport with different community groups and the general public to respond creatively to the works using a number of art forms; creative writing, animation, performance, graffiti street art.

How to get involved

Workshops will take place from April to May 2017. Dates and venues will be announced shortly.

What Next

After the workshops the originals and new works will be exhibited at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery from 23rd June 2017. The exhibition will be free and open to the public at normal gallery hours.

Who to contact for any further information or queries:

Karen Shannon
Manchester Histories
karen@manchesterhistories.co.uk
0161 306 1982

Janet Wood
Stockport Council
janet.wood@stockport.gov.uk

Jennifer Dean
Press & communications
jennifer@manchesterhistories.co.uk

Picture Stockport is a partnership between Stockport Council, & Manchester Histories, funded by Greater Manchester Arts, AGMA.

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