Tim Garner: Social History in the Making

Tim Garner: Social History in the Making


Walking through the streets of Manchester on a daily basis so much seems to change and fluctuate. Old buildings disappear and new glass monoliths appear, an oasis of light and modernity creeping over our urban history and distinctive Northern heritage.

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Art as Manchester Social History

Tim Garner: Copper River (study)

Tim Garner is like a local anthropologist studying our swagger from industrial labourer to desk bound computer geek; tracking our changing habits, with a finger on the pulse of the city’s town planning. His new work warmly marks the passing of several old historic buildings, photographing and painting their dotage before they retire into memory and rubble.

Tim Garner Manchester Social History

Tim Garner: Portland Street (Study)

Inside that memory are the lives of our grandfathers, grandmothers, mothers, fathers and even our younger selves.

A few of you might have rolled out of this old Swan Street pub on a Saturday night!

ARTZU Gallery Tim Garner Manchester Social History

Tim Garner: Swan Street Pub (Study)

Or perhaps you can recall the days of the silver screen in this iconic Salford building?  Behind it’s glorious facade lies an even more reverential past as a place of worship.  Slip around a back street and you’ll find it’s former status preserved in gothic windows.  Buildings shape society, society shapes architecture and this fascinating history is captured in Tim Garner’s layered art work.

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ARTZU Gallery_Tim Garner_Corner of Trinity Way

Tim Garner: Corner of Trinity Way (Study)