Two art students, Ryan Spence and Sarah Jayne Simmons, were given a community art project as part of their course at Manchester College. They were asked to develop a piece that combined creativity and the community and Afflecks immediatly sprung to mind.
Ryan and Sarah Jayne created an art design, which they painted on to Afflecks walls. In order to link their artwork with the community, they launched a competition to encourage the public to write poetry, detailing personal thoughts of what Afflecks means to Manchester, with the plan to incorporate the winning poem into their artwork.
The chosen poem was written by Danni Skerritt and Danni’s words are now proudly displayed on the Afflecks’ walls along with Ryan and Sarah Jayne’s art work.
Ryan and Sarah Jayne are both big fans of Afflecks and wanted to make both an art contribution and tribute to our legendary indoor market. Come and take a look at their work, which is displayed on the 3rd floor next time you pop in.
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