Purple is a new exhibition bringing over 30 artists together to celebrate the one and only Prince. The exhibition will be held in the window of Fred Aldous, the art and crafts shop based on Stevenson Square, for 3 weeks from the 5th to the 23rd September. With a diverse line up of artists and studios involved from all over the world it promises to be an exhibition not to missed!
The exhibition has been organised by the Manchester based designer, illustrator and animator Robert Lomas.
“I’m feeling super excited about the exhibition as I’ve managed to get a truly amazing line up of artists and studios involved!” ~ Robert Lomas
The line up includes international illustration heavyweights Craig & Karl, Michael C Place of Build Studio and one of Barcelona’s finest – Hey Studio, as well as local talent from the iconic illustrator Stan Chow, collage kings DR.ME and the playful digital studio Design By Day.
“Prince was one of the most creative artists of our time, not only was he a ridiculously good musician, but he was able to deeply connect to people on so many different levels, so I wanted to celebrate this by bringing together creative people and sharing artwork that is their vision of him.” ~ Robert Lomas
Another recent addition to the artist line up is Martin Homent who was Prince’s official art director and worked with him on many projects including artwork for the albums HITnRUN Phase One and Two.
All artworks are being printed in Purple ink onto lavender GF Smith colorplan paper on the trusty Risograph machine at Fred Aldous.
Artworks will be available to buy online once the exhibition starts on the 5th September at purplemcr.co.uk for £5 each, with all proceeds going to the local Manchester charity Back On Track who enable disadvantaged adults to make positive changes to their lives.