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Spear Street Artches

  • Spear Street Artches
September 21, 2014

It is always an inspiring piece of news when one hears that urban art enthusiasts plan to launch a long-lasting project which aims to articulate the power of public space exhibition of artwork with the possibility of preserving the pieces from fading away. We are constantly witnesses of the good hart of street art. This is another story which confirms this aspect of the nature of street art

Spear Street Artches
Spear Street Artches project

Spear Street Artches Project

H. Blyth & Co. is in the process of organizing an interesting street art project as a part of the 125th anniversary of the company. They are going to transform the bricked up window arches on the side of the building on Spear Street. Thus, the 4 spaces of approximate surface of 9 square meters will form a exhibition place and will feature a number of artists. Since the artwork will reside on wooden boards covering the surface of the arches, after six months on public display, the work will be available for sale. The project has been largely funded through Kickstarter, and the awards for the contributors will include having their portraits become a part of the finished piece. To begin with, the first artist participating in the project is Hammo, who will be painting all 4 spaces…

Spear Street Artches
Spear Street Artches project

Hammo – the Project’s First Artist

This Manchester based artist is a freelance illustrator and mural painter. He focuses on both digital techniques, as well as more traditional methods. Hammo has collaborated with many famous brands commercially and his mural work can be seen in various spaces, such as offices and bars as well as public spaces across Manchester. One thing is certain, this street artist is the right person to get the project started!

Spear Street Artches
Spear Street Artches project (desired result with artwork by Hammo)

About H.Blyth & Co.

This company was founded in 1889 and had manufactured drawing materials. Today, the company continues the devotion to art and focuses on supplying art and craft materials to professional and amateur artists, as well as illustrators and designers. The company was taken over by Mike Smith in 2010 as it continues to grow with interesting projects. Smith has said: “This is a really exciting project to showcase some of the most talented artists around. We wanted to brighten up the side of a building but realized that the already bricked up window arches were perfect to house artwork.”

Spear Street Artches
Spear Street Artches project

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