Pop-up gallery inspired by city centre comes to Manchester

The pieces at the Great Northern Warehouse reflect the heights of Manchester’s new skyline, as well the vistas and aerial views of the city centre

Manchester’s ultimate dining and leisure destination, The Great Northern Warehouse, has joined forces with local artist, Nan Collantine, to create a new art installation at the venue – and it will be on free public display until the end of the month.

The artist produced the work over a seven-day period, in a satellite studio at a Deansgate unit within The Great Northern Warehouse. 

As part of the artist’s residency, Nan also invited Salford artist, Babs Smith, to respond to the work and our local architecture.

Nan Collantine is passionate about creating pieces that respond to whichever site she is working from, and the pieces on display at the Great Northern Warehouse reflect the luminous heights of Manchester’s new skyline, as well the vistas and aerial views of the surrounding city centre. 

Nan is interested in making site specific responses to place, to understand how architecture and places shape human experience and society, using painting and drawing to create her own visual interpretation.

Babs Smith, whose work explores human response to our environment in an online and offline process, is responding to the work and changing architectural landscape of Manchester, digitally. 

“At Great Northern we are committed to embedding art and culture into our site, and we’re so excited to host the exhibition for these talented local artists and see the work on display,” said Mark Schofield, centre director for The Great Northern Warehouse.

“We’re sure visitors and passers-by alike will be mesmerised by the unique pieces that are shown for a limited time only, so we encourage guests to not wait too long to visit.” 

The window installation is open to the public at No.285, Deansgate until 31st July 2021.

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