Manchester based artist Amy Coney is now selling a limited edition fine art print of her signed original acrylic on canvas painting.

Her painting featuring the words of poet Tony Walsh’s ‘This is the Place’ was created following the Manchester Arena Attack on 22nd May 2017.

Since its original creation Amy has travelled all over and gained the support of numerous icons and musicians who kindly signed the painting to aid its fundraising.

What isn’t always known about this now famous poem is that back in 2012, Forever Manchester commissioned local poet Tony Walsh (aka Longfella) to create a poem to encapsulate the spirit of Greater Manchester, to celebrate our local communities and help explain what Forever Manchester does.

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The original, signed painting was auctioned on the 1st August and raised a total of £7,100!

The limited edition of 25 prints are now available from Amy’s web site and the profits from the sale of the prints will come directly to Forever Manchester.

The painting itself is signed by Tony Walsh in addition to artists and legends from Manchester and beyond:

The 1975 –  George Ezra – Two Door Cinema Club – Julie Hesmondhalgh – Rowetta – Clint Boon – Dave Haslam – Elbow – Peter Hook – Peter Saville – David May – Anthony Crolla – Johnny Marr – Badly Drawn Boy – Blossoms – Andy Barker 808 State – Mike Sweeney – Bez – Tim and Mike (Charlatans) – Shaun Ryder & Kermit (Black Grape) – New Order – Maxine Peake – Andrew Whyment – Shane Ward – Paul Ryder (Happy Mondays) – Mark Day (Happy Mondays) – Leftfield – Goldfrapp – Orbital – Pixies – Alt–J – Warpaint – Soulwax – Nightmares on Wax – Editors – Wilson – Al Jardine – Blondie Chaplin – Manic Street Preachers

Date added: 26th May 2020