Didsbury couple John Macaulay; a cultural events specialist who was behind last year’s Greater Manchester Film Festival and the Music For Cities gig at Manchester Cathedral and Sophie McNeill; a keen artist and art historian have created a brand new spectator sport – live competitive painting. Ten of Manchester’s most talented artists have been asked to get involved in Art Battle Manchester in which they will have to create a masterpiece in just 30 minutes while 200 audience members will decide which artist should progress to the grand final at the end of each round by voting for their favourite piece. Ten audience members will be lucky enough to walk home with the pieces as there will be a silent auction at the end of the night.
Graham Hudson; Mustard Tree’s Creative Programmes Manager and artist was approached by John and was asked to take part in the Art Battle Manchester which takes place on Thursday 12th September at 2022NQ. After John paid a visit to Mustard Tree to find out more about the work carried out to help and support Manchester’s homeless people, he was so touched that he has asked us to be their first charity partner and has offered to donate half of the proceeds raised through the silent auction at the end of the night to Mustard Tree. Graham said, “We’re thrilled to be the nominated charity for the city’s first Art Battle. It promises to be an evening of great art, great company and a great vibe. I’m not at all fazed by taking part, but I’ve booked the following week off work as a stress precaution!”
To purchase tickets for this event, please visit Skiddle.