SATURDAY 19TH MAY
TIME: 4AM – 5.00AM ( dawn )
VENUE: GREENGATE SQUARE, SALFORD
GUIDED WALK – ‘CITIZEN’S JOURNAL’
VENUE: GREENGATE SQUARE, SALFORD
Join a writer, sketch artist, photographer and psychogeographer at dawn to observe Salford before it awakes.
The city at 4am is a different place. Few people are about, and its stillness is something rarely seen by most of us. Buildings and objects become different personalities in the half light of early dawn, and you can hear birdsong, loud and clear, free of the drone from traffic.
Each of the artists will take you on a journey of discovery through the empty streets and help you see the world through different eyes, helping you record what you see so that we can create a Citizen’s Journal, an archive of the city, on this day at dawn. The work produced will be collated into an online journal and, hopefully, a printed ‘Zine’.
GREENGATE SQUARE, SALFORD M3 5AS
The 4 artists are:
Michelle Green is a British-Canadian writer and artist, currently working on an audio and digital short story map of Hayling Island. Green’s debut short story collection, Jebel Marra (Comma Press, 2015), was nominated for a number of national and international awards. Recent publications include contributions to the Comma Press anthology Protest! stories of resistance, and Stairs and Whispers, the UK’s first anthology of work by D/deaf and disabled writers (Nine Arches Press). Green’s fiction has featured on BBC Radio 4, in Short Fiction Journal, and in literary mapping app LitNav, with poetry in numerous anthologies and magazines. More at www.michellegreen.co.uk
Simone is an architect and senior lecturer at Manchester School of Art. Whilst on a teaching exchange inSingapore in 2012, Simone discovered the global Urban Sketching community and set up Urban Sketchers Manchester on her return. Her elegant drawing style is very much about the value of pen, pencil and watercolour in the communication of space and buildings, and her research is concentrated around architectural reportage and in-situ drawing.
Her book ‘Archisketcher’ was published in autumn 2015 and she is one of six artists featured in
Manchester Sketchbook, published 2016. Simone is a member of the Society of Architectural Illustration (MSAI) and teaches drawing workshops specialising in understanding of perspective. In 2018, Simone is already committed to teaching in Porto and San Francisco.
Illustration clients include Manchester International Festival, Manchester City Council, Marketing Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Bruntwood Limited and Virgin Atlantic Airways. Her work was recently featured in the Sunday Observer News Review and on The Guardian website. (March 2018).
Simon spends much of his life photographing the city at dawn, exploring themes of
heritage and regeneration. He has exhibited in the UK, Germany, France, Hong Kong and China. He is the producer and Creative Director of the Not Quite Light Weekend. The first one in 2016 won a City Life Award.
Jane Samuels has developed a love for the arts, politics, teaching, and animal and human rights campaigning. Currently working as a professional artist from Hare Court Studio and an SpLD tutor in Manchester’s Universities, Samuels continues to develop work grounded in Psychogeography, which challenges the boundaries of legality, public vs. private space, and our relationship with the land. Samuels writes, draws and photographs, and has recently been a panel judge for the 2018 ADC industry awards in New York. Samuels work is housed in several private collections, and she continues to exhibit across the UK.
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