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Purple: Celebrating the Life and Work of Prince

News of his death shook the music world in April this year, and a new exhibition comprising works from over 30 artists will celebrate the life and work of Prince at the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Curated by Manchester-based designer and illustrator Robert Lomas, Purple will see 32 artists and creative studios from around the world produce an exclusive piece of art taking inspiration from the work and life of Prince Rogers Nelson. Artists confirmed for the exhibition include local artists Stan Chow and DR.Me plus artists from further afield including Barcelona’s Hey Studio and Prince’s own official art director Martin Homent, who worked with Prince himself producing the artwork for the singles “Baltimore” and “HitnRun Phase 1”. The exhibition will take place at Manchester’s Fred Aldous arts and crafts shop, where you will also be able to buy copies of the artworks with all proceeds from artwork sales to be donated to local charity Back on Track. Each artwork will be printed in purple ink onto lavender GF Smith Colorplan paper using the venue’s Risograph printer, with the exhibition opening next Monday (5th September) and running for three weeks.

Malcolm Garrett Purple


Guy Field Purple Prince Exhibition


Garbett Studio



Michael C Place


John Powell-Jones


Jane Bowyer


Jake Beddow


Hey Studio


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