In recent years Manchester has transformed into a flourishing and vibrant city due to the creation of blossoming street art. Whether they have been commissioned or popped up secretly over night, the Manchester public loves the designs and are now considered a part of Manchester's landscape.
The recent project Cities of Hope has seen world famous street artists create pieces around Manchester in an attempt to raise awareness of social issues.
Social Issue: Immigration and supporting refugees
Artist : Martin Whatson
Social Issue: The environment
Social Issue: War children
Artist: Dale Grimshaw
Social Issue: Globalization and conflict
Social Issue: Homelessness
Portrait of: Manchester own Mr Abthongy Burgess who wrote 'A Clockwork Orange'
Quote reads - "We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot un-write it".
Artist: Akse (specialised in photorealistic portraiture)
Portrait of: Prince
Portrait of: David Bowie
About the bird: Mural of Manchester commissioned in 2011 by Converse as part of their Wall-to-Wall project.
Artist: Mateus Bailon
About the bird: Exotic birds to remind people in the concrete jungle of nature.
We would tell you where they are but that's too easy so good luck finding them...
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