Prestwich Church Institute is to be recreated to host a new pop-up photographic exhibition featuring fifty people from all walks of life who live, work or play along Bury New Road, which runs through Manchester, Salford and Bury boroughs.
Those featured range from residents along the Road, to homeless people, cafe bar and chip shop owners, clergymen, including the Bishop of Manchester, firefighters from Broughton Fire Station and dozens more.
The photo portraits have been created by artist Louise Garman, who was commissioned by the Bury New Road heritage project
Louise Garman is a director of neo: artists in Bolton, lives in Prestwich, and has exhibited at an array of places, spaces and galleries, including for the Royal Society of Women Artists at The Mall Galleries, London, at the GM Arts Prize in Manchester…and everywhere from Hanging Bridge at Manchester Cathedral, to a shop unit at Salford Precinct, to art houses in Scarborough, Stockholm, Oviedo and Paris.
Louise, a Chelsea School of Art Fine Art and Sculpture graduate, is currently the resident artist for the Bury New Road Heritage Project, which has involved working with prisoners in HMP Manchester, and creating an installation with neo:artist Sandra Bouguerch, based on original high-end fashion fakes from the notorious ‘counterfeit’ shops in Strangeways.
The Bury New Road Project …A heritage project that seeks to point out the amazing people and events that have links to this section of the A56 between Strangeways and Prestwich. We aim to point out the magic, and everyone’s welcome to help.