This weekend we saw the completion of ‘Cities of Hope'; a street art convention which lasted for nine days and brought more colour and awareness into Manchester. The project was developed by 'Vestige' a not-for-profit social justice organisation, involving nine international street artists and locally based charities to express and bring attention to nine global issues.
Artists participating were:
Case – disability
Axel Void – existentialism
C215 – homelessness
Faith 47 – gay rights
Hyuro – war children
Martin Whatson – the environment
Nevercrew – immigration, integration and supporting refugees
Phlegm – sustainability
Pichiavo – conflict
Dale Grimshaw (as special guest) – globalisation and conflict
Also featured are many well-known names:
Mateus Bailon, Jay Sharples, Nomad Clan, Akse and Tankpetrol covering the theme of ‘iconic Manchester'.