Streetview @2022NQ

An exhibition for city lovers, map makers, and fans of the architecture of Greater Manchester.

By Matthew Tyas | Last updated 25 January 2013

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2022nq are commencing the New Year by presenting a different view of Manchester and Salford, in a unique and new exhibition entitled, Streetview.

Streetview poster

Streetview has been curated by Manchester blog award-winner, writer and creator of Skyliner, Hayley Flynn. The exhibition brings together over 40 new works presenting alternative, unique and contemporary views of Manchester, and Salford, from a ‘google-streetview’ style perspective, in the form of sketches, embroidery, photography, painting and sculpture.

The exhibition includes work from internationally renowned graphic-illustrator Stanley Chow, formerly a local Manchester DJ and now a regular contributor to the New Yorker, plus a Valette-inspired creation from North-West based artist Clare Allan. Plus, Manchester-based artist Mark O’Brien, returns to 2022nq with an awe-inspiring, miniature cardboard model creation of the iconic Church St Records, once a much loved and distinctively low-fi, budget vinyl retailer in Manchester, with a cult following and unforgettable character.

2022NQ will also feature original and vibrant cartoon creations from Manchester-born, Los-Angeles based cartoonist, Luke McGarry, the youngest ever recipient of the National Cartoonists Society’s Silver T-Square prize. Additional works in the exhibition have been selected via a call for submissions, and have culminated to create an eclectic variety of views of Manchester and Salford for all to enjoy.

Streetview includes a spin-off exhibition from Secret Cities photographer Andrew Brooks and illustrator Michael Morrell, who documented the historic demolition of the BBC on Oxford Road, Manchester, earlier in 2012 and captured history in the making; Brooks through his distinctive style of photography and Morrell through his unique illustrations. For this exhibition they have combined their skills to create a comical, historical newspaper style narrative of the event.

Music for the evening will be provided by Dots and Loops duo, James Travis and Matt Dean. The Streetview exhibition launch party also coincides with Burn’s night, an historic Scottish celebration, commemorating one of Scotland’s most prolific cultural icons, poet, Robert Burns, creator of the popular New Year’s Eve song, ‘Auld Lang Syne’. To complement this celebration, guests will also be treated to complimentary snacks from Scottish brand, Tunnock’s, chocolate tea-cakes.

20/22 Dale Street
Northern Quarter
M1 1EZ
25 January 2013 from 6pm until late.