The Mural Artists
Russ Meehan – Mural Life – (or Qubek) is a Manchester (Old Trafford) based graffiti artist and muralist. His work can be found right across the city, including many walls and boardings around the Northern Quarter
Robert Lomas is an independent designer and artist from Old Trafford.
His bold and positive work explores typography, colour and movement through a range of different mediums including animation, paper craft, screen printing and spray paint.
And his design journey has seen him work with a wide range of people from arts organisations, universities and charities through to musicians.
At the heart of what he does is a desire to create design and art that connects with people on an emotional level and hopefully brings them some joy.
Martene Rourke is a graffiti artist and photographer from Manchester working on large and small scale
paintings and drawings. She has been involved with graffiti art since 2001 and has travelled
across Europe and the United States to meet and paint with other graffiti artists. He work has take
her to Belgrade, Istanbul, Milan, New York and Chicago but since becoming a mother she works
much more locally! Her current work is a development of abstract forms inspired directly by
graffiti lettering and the urban built environment.
Jamie Rennie has over thirty five years experience working across a multitude of disciplines with graffiti, murals, graphics, video, and glass at the forefront!
While pursuing his private arts and design practice he has also found working with young people and in the community sector has allowed him to be innovative in utilising his artistic skills for a wider benefit.
Jamie has worked with tens of thousands of young people from all over Britain and from all backgrounds on a multitude of ability levels ranging from festivals, large scale participatory murals, substance misuse projects to bringing the Cosmos alive in the classroom. There are not too many subjects he hasn’t covered and this has led to a recent appearance on Cbeebies “JoJo and Gran Gran” in the episode “It’s time to paint”.
In the last few years he has focused on working with heritage projects allowing him to build an extensive knowledge of the social history of Manchester and in particular Old Trafford, Northenden, Wythenshawe and Sale.
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Sam Owen Hull is a contemporary artist working in Manchester.
Her work is an intuitive response to her world view and the increasing polarisation of society, examining the edges where opposing ideas meet. She uses the areas between surface and space, working at the intersection of painting and sculpture, fine art and craft. The speed of gestural painterly marks contrast with the slow precision of hand embroidery.
The construction of her work reflects the contradictions of our needs and desires from a macro to micro level – our incessant construction of borders and systems against a desire for freedom. Our contradictory relationship with nature. Presence and absence. Growth and decay. She is particularly interested in the edges where the urban meets the natural. Shifting colour and light are brought into the surfaces she constructs by the use of matte, satin and metallic thread.
Becki Miller is an Illustrator, sign painter and muralist.
Donna Michelle Griffith is a multi disciplinary Artist living and working in Old Trafford. She has been drawing and printmaking since childhood and in recent years has moved into printmaking . “My aim being to evoke emotions and stimulate your visual senses, whilst encouraging engagement crossing the boundaries of culture and diversity.”
Lynda Sterling is a visual Artist working across mediums from drawing, painting, murals to interventions and installations. Her aim is to challenge people to look again at their surroundings, question and challenge things but also to see beauty in the Everyday.
Other Artists involved in the Project:
Isaiah Hull is a writer and spoken word artist from Old Trafford and developed his poetry and performance as a member of Young Identity. He has supported major poets and artists, including Lemn Sissay and Skepta.
Doug Matthews Design is a local graphic designer who has designed the logo, info boards and the Arts award Booklet for the OT art Trail Project.
Salihah Dudha from Dudha Design is an illustrator and animator who lives and works in Old Trafford. She has created nearly 30 animations using the phrase “Hello, how are you?” in languages spoken in Old Trafford and encorporating areas across old Trafford. See the animations…
Ace Rahman is a visual Artist and Poet Based in Manchester. He has designed the postcard map of the OT art Trail and will be curating an exhibition in THE BACK gALLErY in July 2021.
Lance Hargreaves from Split the Atom Media is a musican, spoken word artist, photographer and Drone Videographer. He has documented the murals being created and the route of the OT art trail via Drone.