Design Manchester – 10×10


This October, Manchester will host the first annual Design Manchester, an originative two-day festival, celebrating creativity, collaboration and inclusivity in the worlds of art, design, illustration, animation and photography.

Working closely with lead sponsor the Manchester School of Art, part of Manchester Metropolitan University, Design Manchester will bring inspirational UK and internationally renowned speakers to the city and showcase Manchester’s talented creative community.

The festival, curated with ambassador Malcolm Garrett, is a series of inspirational talks, interactive workshops and evening events, on the theme of longevity held at Manchester Town Hall and venues across the city.

Design Manchester launches this week with 10 x 10, an exhibition of ten collaborative works produced by Manchester artists and designers including infamous mosaicist Mark Kennedy and performance poet John Cooper Clarke, along with graphic designers David Sedgwick (Designbydave) and John Owens (Instruct Studio), paper artist Helen Musselwhite, designer makers Loz Ives (Fieldwork), Tim Denton and Liam Hopkins (Lazerian), photographer Percy Dean, design collective Owt Creative and many more.

The exhibition will be held in the Northern Quarter’s Bench Self Made Gallery and opens on Thursday 15th August with an evening view. Design Manchester’s first speakers will be announced at the end of August with early bird ticket sales available from then.

The brand for the festival has been created by Empre. @EmpreEmpreEmpre



Posted by John Owens

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