Manchester Revisited: A new commission by Emily Allchurch

Natasha Howes at Manchester Art Gallery, Greater Manchester

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Update: Emily's exhibition is at Manchester Art Gallery from 13 March to 7 June 2015.

Based in the UK, Emily Allchurch received her MA from the Royal College of Art and has exhibited extensively internationally. She uses photography and complex digital-collage techniques to create a dialogue between historical artworks and the present day. Taking hundreds of photographs, she skilfully collages them together to create a new image based on an existing one.

Emily’s first UK solo exhibition will be at Manchester Art Gallery in spring 2015. It will include her acclaimed series Tokyo Story, inspired by the Japanese printmaker Hiroshige’s historic images of that city. The centrepiece of the show will be a new commission based on Albert Square Manchester 1910 by the French Impressionist painter Adolphe Valette, whose atmospheric views of Manchester are a favourite with visitors.

Valette made Manchester his home, teaching at the Manchester School of Art and influencing a generation of artists, including LS Lowry. His works capture the essence of the early-20th-century city. Emily's updated recreation of Valette's Edwardian cityscape will reveal Manchester as the 21st-century city it is today, resonant with echoes of its history.

Help Emily with her commission – tell her what Manchester means to you, via the Twitter hashtag #tellemily.

Donate to the project and get a great reward! Your support will not only enable Emily to create this new work, but also ensure its place in the permanent collection at Manchester Art Gallery, for future generations to enjoy.

Take a look at works from Emily's Tokyo Story series:

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