LomoWall Manchester

May 30, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Film | 1 Comment |
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Lomography Manchester has been invited by CityCo – Manchester’s city centre management company – to erect a LomoWall to celebrate the start of the 2012 Canal Festival. A LomoWall is an actual physical wall covered in thousands of snap shot-sized analogue photographs. “Close up, visitors will be able to enjoy each photo individually, but when viewed from afar the LomoWall resembles a fascinating mosaic artwork in its own right,” the organisers say. The wall will inhabit a 30 meter by 3 meter space and will be made up of over 14’000 individual photographs. Submission will be accepted until 3 June 2012. For more details, visit the website below.

Website: Lomography UK

Lomography Press Release

LomoWall Manchester

The first ever permanent LomoWall exhibition in the world

First ever permanent LomoWall in the world
LomoWall Manchester
Launching to celebrate the 2012 Canal Festival in Manchester
30 Meter, 14’000 image LomoWall
Launching permanently 30 July 2012

First ever permanent LomoWall in the world
Lomography Manchester is delighted to have been invited by CityCo – Manchester’s city centre management company – to erect a LomoWall to celebrate the start of the 2012 Canal Festival in Manchester.

LomoWall Manchester will feature on Tariff Street in the Piccadilly Basin area of the Northern Quarter; Manchester city centre’s ‘hip’; once a textile district that is now inhabited by the culturally curious. The area is full of design agencies, trendy music venues, bars, cafes, a craft centre and fashion boutiques and is perfectly suited to the dynamic visual delights of a local LomoWall from Lomography.

Currently a blank, grey-rendered wall owned by property investment and development company Town Centre Securities (TCS), this LomoWall will inhabit a permanent site and is soon to become a part of the ever-growing Manchester street art landscape.

Lomowall Manchester
A LomoWall is an actual physical wall covered in thousands of snap shot-sized analogue (that’s film, not digital) photographs. Famous for the distinctive waves of undulating colour the LomoWall’s abstract appearance comes from the thousands of printed images taken by fans of Lomography cameras from around the world. Close up, visitors will be able to enjoy each photo individually, but when viewed from afar the LomoWall resembles a fascinating mosaic artwork in its own right.

Launching to celebrate the 2012 Canal Festival in Manchester
The Wall would be launched as part of the 2012 Canal Festival in Manchester, during which CityCo is curating ‘urban’ activities including eco-art, float-in/drive-in movie, photography tours, image and light projections, and sporting activities.

30 Meter, 14’000 image LomoWall
This LomoWall in Manchester city centre will be generated using general public submissions from around the world and via workshops occurring at Lomography Gallery Store Manchester. The wall will inhabit a 30 meter by 3 meter space and will be made up of over 14’000 individual photographs.

There is still time to participate in LomoWall Manchester. Please go to http://www.lomographyuk.com for details – submissions will be accepted until 3 June 2012. All images must be taken with a film, not digital camera.

Linda Scott, Marketing Manager at Lomography UK said:
“Lomography has been actively searching for the right place for a permanent LomoWall exhibition in the UK to celebrate our 20th birthday this year. The street art landscape that is developing in Manchester currently is totally inspiring to us at Lomography and the ethos behind this sits perfectly with both our ideas and those of our community. We are absolutely delighted to have this first permanent LomoWall exhibition hosted by CityCo and TCS in the Piccadilly Basin.”

Vaughan Allen, chief executive of CityCo, Manchester’s city centre management company said:
“It’s fantastic that Lomography is making Manchester the world’s first location for a permanent LomoWall. This will really enhance the Piccadilly Basin and create a destination for visitors who may not have discovered this part of the city before. This summer we’re celebrating Manchester’s waterways, one of the city’s best assets, and a stunning new piece of public art that will be seen the world over is a wonderful way of doing that.”

Suzanne Gallagher, Asset Manager for Town Centre Securities (TCS) said:
“We’re really pleased to be able to offer this wall as a blank canvass for Lomography to create a work of art that visitors to the area can enjoy. Over the past few years TCS has invested heavily in regenerating the Piccadilly Basin, improving the waterways, restoring historic buildings and designing architecturally impressive new ones, to create high quality retail and office space.  The LomoWall is a welcome addition to the urban landscape in this attractive canalside setting.”



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#1 George Durie

This sounds like an amazing piece of artwork. Wish I could go see it for myself.

10:45 am - Thursday, May 31, 2012