STREET TALK – The Mancunian Way

STREET TALK – The Mancunian Way

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STREET TALK – The Mancunian Way, explores two contrasting sides of Manchester’s urban evolution, with two exceptional artists, in two great locations.

As a sister venue we wanted to choose somewhere which was proud of its Mancunian roots.  The Victorian Chop House Company is renowned for the best of British hospitality in some amazing historic buildings, and the art work sits perfectly in their delightful new venue, Albert Square Chop House next to the Town Hall.

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The exhibition runs alongside the illustrious Manchester International Festival and will feature the contrasting art work of two of our key artists, Matt Wilde and Tim Garner, as they paint the city with two entirely different approaches.


Matt’s work is witty and dry; observing the hustle and bustle of our fast paced consumer driven lives. He watches the city swarm and throng as we rush to keep up.

To view Matt Wilde’s full portfolio click here.

Manchester Gallery Exhibition 1

Matt Wilde – Rock Down To

Tim Garner documents the disappearing parts of Manchester as they are slowly consumed by contemporary architecture and this busy living.

To view Tim Garner’s full portfolio click here.

Manchester Gallery Exhibition 2

Tim Garner – View from Quay Street

Both artists manage to capture the heart and soul of  Manchester, a city which celebrates difference, welcomes innovation, thrives on change and still manages to offer a warm, relaxed welcome.

Manchester’s evolution is bound up with the contrast of growth and decay shown in the exhibition’s art work. The shining temples of contemporary city living merge with declining buildings from a receding world. STREET TALK captures the voice of the people who create and sustain these environments, asking them how they want to merge the old with the new, and what vision of ‘The Mancunian Way’ do they see for the future?