JUST months after his death, a charity art exhibition dedicated to David Bowie came to Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
There were 35 artists who all contributed a piece of art – each named after one of Bowie’s songs.
Overall, they raised £2065 for Cancer Research by selling cocktails and prints from the art gallery.
Kirsten Shiel, professional illustrator and co-organiser of the event said: “This amount was far more than we were expecting! I remember before the event we were discussing what we were hoping to raise, and we were saying we’d be lucky to make £200.
“I guess artists are always very pessimistic about selling their own work.
“We were worried about people not having a song they wanted, but luckily, Bowie was the absolutely perfect icon for this set up, with such an impressive and diverse back catalogue, everyone got a song they loved”…