2022NQ previews their newest exhibition ‘The Print Shop’ on Friday 3rd May from 6pm at 2022NQ
The exhibition brings together artists from a wide range of disciplines including graphic design, illustration and photography and celebrates the launch of the 2022NQ online print shop.
The print shop will exhibit work from emerging artists such as Will Berry, Thomas Clegg and Philip Pittam as well as showcasing work by more well known talent such as Barney Ibbotson , Sarah Cowen, Jane Bowyer and award winning photographer Matthew Comer. It will also introduce international talent to Manchester in the form of Greg Guillemin from France.
Exclusive work comes from the BCN:MCR exhibition held at 2022NQ in February. Five Barcelona agencies Hey, Lamosca, Lo Siento, Mayuscula and Mucho, along with exhibition curator Dave Sedgwick, designed a letter each resulting in six prints for BCN:MCR. This will be the first time these designs will be available to buy with all profits going to Dave’s chosen charity, MS Society.
Speaking about the launch, 2022NQ director Keith Griffiths says ‘ The online print shop gives us yet another way to support the art community from Manchester as well as introducing artists from other parts of the world to a new audience’
All artwork displayed on the night will be available to buy online at www.2022nq.co.uk/shop from 6pm on the 3rd May
The exhibition launch is in association with the After Work Social and is supported by Cusquena.
Here’s a post about the 2022 print shop, in which I’m selling a few designs.
This is the first in a series of quick fire interviews with the artists featured on the 2022NQ print shop.
Barney Ibbotson is a graphic artist from Manchester, UK, whose illustration work combines digital and traditional techniques. He is an avid doodler and loves to create fantastical, playful designs.
Do you have a nick name?
I’m usually called Barn or Barns, but have been known as Bagpuss, Barndog, Barnold, Ibbo, and Benzini!
I wanted to be a stuntman when I was a kid. Drawing pictures will do instead.
Favourite place to escape in Manchester?
Fave place to escape in Manchester: I usually go elsewhere to escape, but if I do, I enjoy strolls around Castlefield or Hulme, or parts of the city that I may not know too well, usuallly to gawp at architecture. There’s always something of interest in Manchester.
Your biggest achievement in life so far?
Managing to make a living from what I enjoy doing.
Where will you be in five years?
Maybe I will be living in a warmer country. I love Manchester to bits, but I’d like to experience living in a place that is the exact opposite of Manchester at some point, to see how it affects my mood, habits and lifestyle.