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British Artist Brings Retro Classic to the Centre of Manchester



This spring, Manchester’s Town Hall will become the canvas for renowned street artist Filthy Luker and Jamaican lager beer brand Red Stripe®.
Filthy Luker will use his innovative and distinctive style to Make Art on the Street, transforming an everyday landmark and encouraging the public to “Make with a Red Stripe®”. 
As part of Red Stripe®’s initiative, Filthy Luker will create a scene that is reminiscent of everyone’s favourite 80s retro game. Using plastic road barriers and road work equipment, the installation will come alive with LED lights which will ‘animate’ the work, allowing the public to engage on a large scale. The artist’s creation was unveiled on 22nd March and will remain in place for a month.
Filthy Luker said “I’ve been obsessed with making art from street furniture for quite some time and had noticed the similarities between these road barriers and the classic invaders - and they seem to be taking over the city! The Make With a Red Stripe project is all about using everyday objects to transform the mundane, which was right up my street and enabled me to realize my concept.”
As part of the Make Art On The Street initiative, Red Stripe® is working with a number of artists on regional initiatives, including a four-wheeled mobile art exhibition set to tour Bristol, Leeds and London, and an Edinburgh based stop motion animation video. The projects, all taking place this spring, have been designed to engage with the public in surprising and intriguing ways; promoting creativity and encouraging others to ‘Make with a Red Stripe®’.  
About the artist:
Filthy Luker creates larger than life rural and urban installations, using handcrafted inflatable sculptures with stealth efficiency to maximum visual impact and surreal effect. The installations interact with the surrounding environment and aim to turn heads. The works are a comment on the clash between the man-machine and the environment, and the over-looked life of trees and plants.
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