Irwell Left Bank by Tim Garner

Irwell Left Bank by Tim Garner in Manctopia
Irwell Left Bank by Tim Garner in Manctopia

In perhaps a nod to the many years Garner spent as the archetypal struggling artist in Paris, this little piece of Spinningfields that runs through towering new buildings was, for a time, branded by the developer “The Left Bank” – of the Irwell not of Paris – as an enclave of bars and eateries. The foreground almost seems like a river with a solitary figure dwarfed by the surroundings, hurrying along towards an open and beckoning sky.