Last weekend we were very honoured to be the first participants in the Manchester’s charity ‘Cities of Hope’ new ‘Walls of hope’ project.
Located in the North Quarter of the city, we painted our largest mural to date, titled ‘Serenity’. This mural is 12m high, and 5 layers of stencils and spraypaint deep.
We are proud to be able to share our latest video of the project, in association with Cities of Hope, Montana Cans, and Fifthwall TV
Our ‘Serentity’ wall was a real challenge, not only due to the scale but also the northern weather, which stayed true to its reputation every single day we were painting. 4 solid days in the snow, rain, wind and for about 5 minutes, sunshine. You can find this mural on Little Lever St, in the North Quarter.
Serenity – In the shadow of Stevenson Square, where over 100 years ago, the Suffragettes once gathered defiant , Cities of Hope is proud to reveal the first of our Tributes to Hope.
This tribute is in gratitude to all women that stand against injustice. A recognition of their strength, resolve and dignity, A testimony to what they have endured and still endure, to make the world a better place, for all of us.
We honour you, we witness your courage and are humbled by your sacrifice.
Serenity is the production of the female and male partnership that is SNIK. A representation of this struggle for equality, as she moves on from the hardships, troubles and pain of the past, to a new future made possible only through the selfless deed of those that have come before, those that are amongst us now and those that are yet to come.
Serenity moves up, down or to the sides. She moves in to the past and beyond to the future. Her purpose, to inspire those who refuse to lose hope, who continue to believe. Where there is inequality, so also is Serenity. A reminder to all of us, that we do not stand alone, we have never stood alone.