Commercial artists and illustrators connected to Manchester and Salford, and working for agencies/studios, in-house or freelance, are invited to take part in the second Manchester and Salford Illustrated (MASI) exhibition, which will run from 28th November at 52 Princess Street in Manchester.
The exhibition is being run by Wood Street's Creative Friends, and professionals and students can submit work based around the theme of Everyday Manchester and Salford, with the closing date next Friday 8th November.
Entries for the exhibition will be selected by a panel of creative industry professionals and illustrators including top graphic designer Trevor Johnson, famed for his Hacienda stuff. The selected images will feature in the exhibition and an online gallery, and reproduced as limited edition signed prints, postcards and other merchandise which will be sold to raise funds for the Wood Street Mission.
The Mission, set up in 1869, helps stave off child poverty by providing clothes, school uniforms, bedding, household items, toys and baby equipment to families struggling to get by. As child poverty grows in both Salford and Manchester, thanks to ConDem Government cuts, falling living standards and energy company exploitation, the Wood Street Mission is as vital now as it was in Dickensian times.
"MASI was really successful in 2011, and this time we want to make even more people aware of the immense commercial illustration talent we have here in Manchester and Salford" says Stephen Hey, of Wood Street's Creative Friends "By buying a print visitors will be able to take home a distinctive piece of art which won't cost a fortune, and directly help local children living in poverty."
For further details of the exhibition see www.friendsofwoodst.com
To see some of the fab entries last year – click here
For further details of the Wood Street Mission and its top work see www.woodstreetmission.org.uk
Extracts from Professional Brief: `Focusing on Manchester and Salford, produce an image that celebrates the uniqueness of ordinary life and embraces the everyday environment…The image can be illustrated, painted, rendered or even typographic… so please feel free to work with typographers, photographers, graphic designers etc. to create something wonderful!
* The size is A3 and the images must be easily digitally reproduced.
Send digital images to Stephen Hey at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8th November 2013, stating name, Twitter name, short description of your piece, professional capacity, connection to Manchester/Salford
For more information please contact Stephen Hey at email@example.com
• Student Brief: students studying illustration or art courses or residing within Salford and Greater Manchester can also submit a piece of work around the same Everyday Manchester and Salford theme as the profs. The judging panel will select ten student entries for the exhibition, with the winner securing placement at one of Manchester's top design agencies. Entry details as above.
See also www.facebook.com/ManchesterAndSalfordIllustrated
See previous Salford Star article on MASI - click here
Main graphic The Kings Arms by Ross Phillips