L A N T E R N opens this Thursday, 21st February, at Soup Kitchen, bringing together a veritable ‘who’s who’ of the Manchester creative scene. Curated by himHallows and Watgodforgot the artists are all brought together from their usual work as graphic designers, jewellery makers, 3D builders, illustrators and more with one simple task; create a paper lantern.
Bound by only using paper (or card), each artist is given free reign to design and build their display piece. Any shape and style is acceptable, from intricate decoration to minimalist purity, complex grandeur to geometric simplicity.
The launch is on the 21st February and will run indefinitely so you should have ample opportunity to see the works of Tasha Whittle, Dr Me, Stan Chow, Nick Rhodes, Savwo, Mark O’Brien, Aliyah Hussain, Owt Creative, Wonderhaus, Barney Ibbotson, Baptists and Bootleggers, Melanie Knott, Helen and Lois, Sarah Unwin, Sophie Titherington, Nicholas James Saunders, Jermyn MTK, Not Now, Marielle Hehir, Alan Dalby, Textbook Studio, Emily Grace Tilzey, Joe Whitmore, Create + Equate, plus some others who are still to be named and of course the man himself, himHallows.
The opening party will be held up in the Kitchen itself and alongside the visual talent on display will be the aural talents of Kraut Und Owt DJs from kickoff at 6pm right through until 1am.