A new exhibition at Piccadilly Station Metrolink stop will pay tribute to some of Manchester’s most iconic music artists.
Entitled ‘Still Lives: Music in Manchester, 1976-1992’, the exhibition features nine bands including The Smiths and The Stone Roses alongside the venues where they made their names. Each of the nine pieces of artwork details an important gig in the history of Manchester music, with each taking place at a famous Manchester venue and played by an influential Manchester band.
Created by 21-year-old Manchester artist and musician Jordan Bolton, the exhibition will be displayed in light boxes at Piccadilly Metrolink stop from Saturday, 25 January to 25 April. The display was commissioned as part of TfGM’s Stakeholder Engagement and Public Art Project, aimed at involving local communities in creating stimulating local places which improve the overall travel experience for passengers and visitors.
Councillor Guy Harkin, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Committee Capital Projects and Policy Sub-Committee said: “My congratulations go to Jordan for creating this excellent display which is both visually engaging and reflective of Manchester’s strong musical heritage. Projects such as this not only help to make the Metrolink network more attractive for its thousands of daily users, but also support local artists and promote the culture and history of this great city. The Metrolink network and Piccadilly station are both iconic elements of Greater Manchester in their own right, so I believe it is an ideal location to host the exhibition.”
Jordan Bolton said: “I wanted to put all these bands together in one exhibition and thought it would be interesting to include them alongside the important venues within Manchester, which were a huge part of Manchester’s cultural history but do not get the same amount of public attention. Most of these venues have now been turned into something else, and so we may pass them every day in the centre of Manchester but are not aware of their significance and place in our culture.”
For more information on the work of Jordan Bolton, visit his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JordanBoltonDesign