On Sunday 28th May as part of our double disco takeover at Gorilla, Manchester’s Bad Fun resident artist Amy Coney performed a 10hr live painting in honour of Manchester following the heartbreaking events that took place on the 22nd May.
From 12noon Amy began painting alongside the Bad Fun disco brunchers while DJ's Kit Muir, Jona Sul, Jonjo Williams and Loz Goddard kept the positive vibes going strong...
The art auction will be open to all individuals and businesses and will be relaunched after we have finished our signature mission. For all who want to get involved – this is your chance to own an iconic piece of Manchester Artwork and really give something back. There is already an amazing reserve of £5.6k but we are hoping for much more!!
The painting entitled ‘Bee Love’ is a picture of the Manchester bee (attached) with the words of Tony's ‘This is the Place’ poem in the wings.
The painting itself is signed by Tony Walsh, in addition to artists and legends from Manchester and beyond, so far the list stands at:
Two Door Cinema Club
Badly Drawn Boy
Andy Barker 808 State
Tim and Mike - Charlatans
Shaun Ryder & Kermit - Black Grape
Paul Ryder (Happy Mondays)
Mark Day (Happy Mondays)
Alt - J
Nightmares on Wax
Manic Street Preachers
Huge thank you to all who have supported this so far, the response has been overwhelming <3
Prints are available at: http://amyconey.bigcartel.com/product/bee-love.
Following the auction, limited edition prints of the signed painting will be available online to continue to raise money for Forever Manchester!
Anyone wishing to donate in the meantime please do so!
#WeStandTogether #BeeLove #Manchester
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