2020 Artists

Venture Arts

Venture Arts is an award-winning visual arts charity based in Hulme, Manchester, working with over 80 learning disabled artists each... Read More

Moovin’ Festival

Big names, booming basslines, boutique festival in a bull field…can only mean one thing… Moovin Festival, with the sounds of... Read More

Verdure Floral Display by Kai Leek

Verdure Floral are an award-winning floral design business providing quality flowers for all occasions, especially weddings and events. Find out... Read More

Lee Baxter for Manchester Pride

Manchester Pride is one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities. It campaigns for LGBTQ+ equality, celebrates LGBTQ+ life and creates... Read More

Artists & Makers from Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Manchester Craft and Design Centre is a bustling creative hub in the Northern Quarter. Set in a former Victorian fish... Read More

Peter Naish

The Hallé ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles. With a reputation for artistic excellence, the Hallé remains determined to... Read More

The Playhouse Competition Team

The competition was a collaboration between three Manchester design studios: Ben Clark Design, Barney Ibbotson Illustration and Playground. To find... Read More


Kaper designs and makes paper sculptures, based on flowers and wildlife. Her favourite subject is birds. Her sculptures are made... Read More

Instruct Studio

Instruct Studio are a multi-disciplinary creative studio working within the architectural, media and cultural sector…they also branded 50 Windows of... Read More

Manchester Digital Music Archive

Manchester Digital Music Archive is an online archive celebrating the rich musical heritage of Greater Manchester. It is a crowd-sourced... Read More

Guy McKinley

Guy is a freelance illustrator/concept artist/painter who has been involved in lots of diverse projects relying on his strong use... Read More

Tony Walsh & Trevor Johnson

Tony Walsh is one of the UK’s leading spoken word poets. A regular on TV and radio, and a former... Read More

Tim Denton

Tim Denton is a Manchester based artist and maker specialising in the design and production of bespoke furniture, spaces and structures. Tim... Read More

Benji Reid

Benji Reid is an award winning photographer he is the winner of the Welcome Trust Mental health category 2020. His... Read More


Krek has been Creating Artworks all over Europe and Further since 2004. In doing so, has created his own very well... Read More

Charlotte Smithson

Charlotte Smithson is an artist who blends craft, design and nature to create 3D suspended glass gardens. Concerned by our... Read More


Akse is a street artist based in Manchester UK and has been painting murals since 1992. Akse grew up in... Read More

Daren Newman

Daren Newman is a typographer, illustrator and designer who creates hand-drawn typographic and illustrative works. To find out more visit... Read More

Apapat Jai-in Glynn

A Thai contemporary art curator and former programme leader at Kinjai Contemporary Art Gallery in Bangkok. Apapat has worked with... Read More

Ric Facchin

Manchester, an ever changing landscape caught in a whirlwind of free flowing international money swirling with architects looking to cement... Read More

Creative Design & Manufacture UK (CDM UK)

Since the beginning of Covid 19 pandemic and the lockdown, CDM UK have been working with the local disadvantaged vulnerable... Read More


Lazerian is a multidisciplinary creative studio founded in 2006 by Liam Hopkins.Based in a former hat factory in Denton, Manchester-... Read More


Neequaye Dreph Dsane (b. 1973, Nottingham, England)  is a versatile visual artist working across a wide range of media. With... Read More

Mary Goodwin

Following an epiphany in front of a Ugandan mosaic six years ago, Mary Goodwin has been making mosaics. Initially self... Read More

George Gibson and Izzy Kroese

George Gibson is a bookmaker interested in using print to expand digital imagery, analyse pop culture moments and archive lost... Read More

Ibukun Baldwin

Ibukun Baldwin is a multidisciplinary artist and social practitioner specialising in print, illustration and embroidery. Ibukun founded Bukky Baldwin Ltd... Read More

CJ Taylord

Based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Christian has a passion for Colour and Striking Imagery. Christians’ meticulous and open-minded approach allows... Read More

Danielle Rhoda

Danielle is a freelance illustrator, animator, maker of things. Her work is inspired by her surroundings and people around her.... Read More

Richard Dean

Richard Dean was a TV Producer & Director working in comedy and entertainment who used to do a bit of... Read More

Lydia Meiying

Lydia Meiying is a freelance Pattern Designer and Illustrator based in Manchester who has been designing a colourful world of... Read More


Mancsy is an anonymous artist who has been giving away limited edition screenprints in a game of #finderskeepers on the... Read More

Matt Sewell

Artist, illustrator and author Matt Sewell is an avid ornithologist, regular contributor to the Caught By River website and author... Read More

Sumit Sarkar aka KrikSix

Sumit Sarkar is a sculptor and painter working with digital and analogue techniques, taking inspiration from a variety of sources,... Read More

Tara Collette

Tara Collette is a Manchester-based artist, who works predominantly with textiles. She focuses on producing large-scale banners to deliver bold... Read More

Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy is a Mancunian born in Adwick Manchester in 1965. Mark was rubbish at school and spent most of... Read More

Richard Shields

Richard Shields claims to be undertaking a residency in his own life. Shields invokes personal experiences affecting a wider cross... Read More

May Wild Studio

May Wild Studio is the creative practice of Rebecca May and Michael Wild. Designers, Makers & Educators based in Manchester.... Read More

Rachel Ho

Rachel Ho has a passion for creating conceptual porcelain work that evokes mystery and beauty. Her work is mostly wheel... Read More

Sonia Sharma

Since her childhood she has been interested in painting, dance, music & drama. “I always try to express my creativity... Read More

Sasha Ray Art

Sasha Ray is renowned for her Manchester bee and music art and has art collectors worldwide. Her art is a... Read More

Jodie Silverman

Jodie Silverman is a Manchester-based artist and art therapist. She works primarily in oil paint on canvas and specialises in... Read More


Born in Poland in 1982, today Tankpetrol is based in Manchester, UK. Originally he came from the graffiti scene, today... Read More

Helen Middleton Studio

Contemporary British designer Helen Middleton uses industrial waste material to create stylish, playful designs. Through waste-led design, Helen’s products have... Read More

Stephen M Campbell

Stephen uses a toolbox made of mathematics, chemistry, the real world and any thing that is to hand to visualise... Read More

MHHA Manchester Hip Hop Archive

MHHA Manchester Hip Hop Archive has been documenting and preserving cultural heritage and identity in youth culture in Manchester through... Read More

Atelier Bebop

Atelier Bebop is the moniker and creative studio of Corbin Wood, a contemporary artist focusing on simple geometry and playful... Read More


Jonny is a creative photographer capturing Manchester and his world from a unique perspective. He has been doing photography for... Read More

Neil Lorenzo

Neil Lorenzo is a north west artist and paints and practices art whenever he can wherever that may be. His... Read More

Phil Constable

Born in Canterbury, Kent, 1971, Phil Constable graduated with BA (hons) Fine Art from Liverpool John Moore’s University in 1995.... Read More

Jack McConnell

Jack McConnell is an illustrator living and working in Manchester. Using both traditional and digital painting techniques, Jack’s visual world... Read More

Sarah Connell

Manchester born artist Sarah Connell paints evocative landscapes and cityscapes which are often of Manchester and the North West. Sarah... Read More

Nicola Fernandes

Nicola Fernandes, known as Fernandes Makes creates fun colourful quirky and handmade illustrated gifts for the pessimistically optimistic in the... Read More

Kim Hubball

Kim Hubball is a freelance graphic designer and artist from Greater Manchester. Heavily inspired by her background in graphics, Kim... Read More

Sneaky Raccoon

Sneaky Raccoon is the artist name of Manchester-based freelance graphic artist, designer and art director Anna Mullin. Anna specialises in... Read More

Dave Draws

Dave is a freelance illustrator originally from Chesterfield, but now living and working in Manchester. He is famed for his... Read More

RP Roberts

RP Roberts paints predominantly in acrylic and aerosol, using his background in graffiti to influence his techniques and colour choice.... Read More

Thomas Wolski

Thomas Wolski is a post-conceptual British artist working between London and his current Manchester based studio. Tom’s illustrated works of... Read More

Kelly Stanford

Kelly Stanford is a local Science Communicator who uses art as a fun and engaging science outreach tool. In 2018... Read More

Justin Eagleton

Justin Eagleton is a professional artist, illustrator and designer born and bred in Manchester. He has over 25 years’ experience... Read More

Laura-Kate Chapman

Manchester born Laura-Kate has been running her own freelance illustration business, Laura-Kate Draws since 2009. She has worked on a... Read More

Lei-Mai LeMaow

Lei-Mai is an artist and designer from Liverpool, living in Manchester. With a background in graffiti and street wear, and... Read More

Lizzie Rose Chapman

Lizzie Rose is a freelance artist from Manchester. Nature is an endless source of inspiration for Lizzie and shines through... Read More

Meha Art

Originally from Kenya, Meha is now based in Manchester. She studied a foundation year at London Camberwell University of Arts... Read More

Amy Coney

Amy Coney is a Manchester based visual artist and illustrator, her portfolio spans from bespoke and photorealistic oil paintings, transformative... Read More

Cundall Light4

Cundall Light4 is a lighting design group, delivering light art, luminaire designs and lighting installations across many sectors; including galleries,... Read More

Caroline Coates

Caroline Coates is an artist who is inspired by working with people. She is an illustrator, community artist and craft... Read More

Caroline Daly

Caroline is an artist from Manchester with a background in Theatre Design, who is greatly inspired by local wildlife, especially... Read More

Caroline Dowsett

Caroline Dowsett is an illustrator and maker from Manchester, working from her desk in the Engine House studio at Islington... Read More


Hammo (Nick Hamilton) is an illustrator and mural painter from Manchester. Bold characters and landscapes, and clean lines are a... Read More

Bee in the City 2020

Bee in the City 2020