David Bowie art exhibition in Manchester Northern Quarter raises money for Cancer Research

JUST months after his death, a charity art exhibition dedicated to David Bowie came to Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The event was titled Sound and Vision after one of his well-known hits, and took place at the nightclub Texture, Lever Street.

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”…

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