Central Station's Coronation Street show
To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of ITV's Coronation Street soap opera, Central Station (the Manchester art and design studio that created bold, colourful painted artork for the likes of The Happy Mondays and Factory Records in the late 80s and early 90s) has created 25 portraits of well known 'Corrie' characters...
Central Station told us: "We are all massive Corrie fans, the long list of colourful characters that have lived on the street over the past 50 years, not only relate to us as people, but have come along at times that reflect the social and cultural dynamics of the world around us. It has been brilliant putting our stamp on the national treasure that is Corrie."
The paintings will show at the Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester's Northern Quarter from December 2 - January 15.
Visit richardgoodallgallery.com for more details
Central Station are also manning a pop-up gallery/store in the Trafford Centre in Manchester at the moment. Find it at Unit 6, Regents Cresent – next to Debenhams.
They look great, Corrie and Madchester Combined!! I saw them in the shop in the Trafford Centre near Debenhams they are selling 125 of each.
I love the style of these portraits, especially the bold colours. However, there is something I find a little creepy about them!
These are amazing and a fantastic tribute to a wonderful show, happy birthday corrie http://davidhatton1987.blogspot.com/2010/12/happy-birthday-coronation-street.html
I can't stand 'Corrie', but these are fantastic.
Why can't I take my eyes off Hilda Ogden!??
oh dear the current story line is disastrous garbage, claire a widow running off to a foreign place france with no home/money/2 small chldren = after having clobbered Tracy a psychpathic murderer and running away the polce hot on her train - riduculous - get rid of all the crap ( or cheap to employ characters) keep the real characters - stop embarrasing your viewers = you know who they are= awful viewing = stop this poor story line - terrbible coronation street - and not worthy of the street
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