Creeping Gentrification, Northern Quarter Manchester

The Caravan Gallery

Creeping Gentrification, Northern Quarter Manchester

Archival inkjet print on 310 gms paper

31.5 x 42 cms (12.38 x 16.51 ins)

2004

HC 11463

Exhibited

extra{ordinary} Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery, touring exhibition 2015 - 2016. Venues: Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; Impressions Gallery, Bradford; Diffusion Festival, Cardiff; Museum of Lancashire, Preston; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Showcase Gallery, Southampton.
Is Britain Great?

Literature

extra{ordinary} Photographs of Britain by the Caravan Gallery, The Caravan Gallery, 2015

From the edition of 10.

"The Northern Quarter is a regenerated area of Manchester, between Piccadilly, Victoria and Ancoats, known for its hip independent shops, bars, cafes and music scene. Once the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution and teeming with cotton mills and merchants' houses, the area fell into decline in the mid-20th century. Low rents in the area subsequently attracted creative industries and youth culture flourished. The Northern Quarter as a brand came into being as a 1990s gentrification project which saw derelict warehouses reincarnated as luxury apartments and old shops turned into bohemian businesses. It came as no surprise to see that Leonard Rich's knitwear, hosiery and lingerie shop with its lovely old signage had a new neighbour selling coffees next-door. The area's gritty edginess and idiosyncratic juxtapositions, textures, lines, grids and colour palette really appealed to us and we hope we'll find traces of these things when we return."

The Caravan Gallery

Creeping Gentrification, Northern Quarter Manchester

Archival inkjet print on 310 gms paper

31.5 x 42 cms (12.38 x 16.51 ins)

2004

HC 11463

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