A major new mural of all the key music and culture figures in post punk Manchester music will be unveiled at the Printworks in the city centre On Oct 21st. Painted by renowned Manchester artist Justin Eagleton, the mural looks set to be a major attraction.
There are a series of printS signed by artist Justin Eagleton from a set of 50 first edition prints. Size 650mm wide x 310mm high Printed on 200gsm silk which will be sold for charity. (Available from here)
The mural is a mixture of the artists own personal memories of the city with key cultural figures from music and sport and memories threaded together and based on photos from Jill Furmanovsky, Paul Husband, Ian Tilton and Paul Wolfgang Webster.
See who you can spot in the painting – witching a minute we spotted Tony Wilson, Joy Divsion, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and LTW boss John Robb
“This city means so much to so many and I hope everyone will be able to relate to an image, or see something that makes them smile or reminisce within the mural. I’d like to thank Printworks for allowing me to create this wonderful piece of nostalgia for the city to enjoy and giving the original artwork a home outside their iconic building. This is my personal story and I would like to dedicate it to the memory of my Dad, Roy”.
The large scale version of the mural will be a permanent addition to the Printworks wall on Dantzic Street from 21st October.