Print & Paste outdoor art space

A group of art and design activists has acquired a billboard in the centre of Manchester and is using it to show a different artist’s work each month as part of the recently-launched Print & Paste project

A group of art and design activists has acquired a billboard in the centre of Manchester and is using it to show a different artist’s work each month as part of the recently-launched Print & Paste project…

The large 16-sheet board is located just off the city’s Oxford Road on Chester Street (opposite the old BBC building) and has been displaying work for just over four months on the side of the MOne offices.

The aim, say Print & Paste is to “support the artists and inspire the public by using the space for freedom of expression, positive social commentary, and the exhibition of original work.”

Print & Paste is currently exhibiting a collaborative piece (shown above), by Daren Newman of Me & My Pen and Jeffrey Bowman aka Mrbowlegs, with work by Oliver East lined up for October.

Previous exhibitors have included the photographer Tom Peach, graphic designer Christian Wallenius (work shown, below) and New York-based artist Steve Lambert whose work, It’s Time to Fight, is shown at the top of this post.

“We accept proposals for exhibitions from anyone, we only ask for it to be original, positive, and thought provoking,” say Print & Paste. “Walking around the city you see hundreds of adverts all vying for your attention, but very little art. This is a space for creativity, debate and beauty.”

More details are at but to submit ideas for consideration for the poster site, creatives should send examples of work, with an outline of their intended project, to with the subject line “Proposal – [name]”.

Print and Paste is a collaboration between designers Micah Purnell, Dave Sedgwick, Nick Chaffe and director of The Big Art People, Jim Ralley, and is facilitated by Daniel Jones of MOne Studios.



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