Pictures of Post-apocalyptic Manchester!

If you didn’t catch the recent feature on the BBC of artist James Chadderton’s work, well here it is! With an inspired display of imagination coupled with flawless digital manipulation, James’ work takes the breath away from all those familiar with Manchester city centre. Here, you can see images of the Palace Theatre, the Urbis, the Manchester Wheel as well as the Printworks and Hacienda, all in a post-apocalyptic state. 

Manchester Apocalypse is James Chadderton’s vision of the city as a “human devoid wasteland where the buildings have been left to decay”. The artist mentioned that the “aim was to create a series of images that depicted Manchester evacuated, eroded and derelict, as if left to degrade for years – I didn’t want to focus on a single event that caused it, just the aftermath”. He said he was inspired by “the visuals and themes of post apocalyptic films, books and games. The quality of films like 28 Days Later, The Road, Children of Men and games such as Metro 2033, S.T.A.L.K.E.R and the Fallout series has given me a huge amount of inspiration for creating work”.

The Palace Theatre

Hacienda

The Printworks

Manchester Wheel

Manchester Urbis

Manchester Apocalypse is at the Incognito Gallery in the city’s Northern Quarter.

Incognito Gallery is at 5 Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, City. M1 1DN. 0161 228 7999. You can buy large prints for £350 framed and signed. Smaller prints come in at £135, and there are even postcards for £2.

The gallery is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm, Sunday noon-4pm.

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3 Responses to “Pictures of Post-apocalyptic Manchester!”
  1. Saw these images a few months back. Gave me goose pimples!

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