We chose the Burlington as our venue as they were holding their closing event, after a month of providing local creatives with a space to exhibit, establish networks, discuss ideas and an opportunity to engage in Manchester’s grass routes contemporary art scene, and this promised a good range of interested parties to engage with us.
We produced a basic questionnaire which asked 4 questions;
- What is your favourite thing about cities?
- What is your favourite thing about Manchester?
- Where is the beauty in Manchester?
- Please direct us, in words or with a map, to this beautiful place.
Once completed, the participant was then invited to place an umbrella ( a slightly cheeky nod to Manchester's famed inclement weather) in our specially produced city map. In return, they were offered a magnet pack. We're really looking forward to seeing the photographic responses.
A big thanks to everyone who took part on the day and engaged with us. we now have a much clearer idea of where to find beauty in Manchester. here's a selection of responses and some examples of creative direction giving...
|Mr. Smith's dream|
|Thomas's Chop House|
|the old brewery building|