Neil Roland - Gallery 27
Manchester Picture Combinations

Where photographic artworks are required in groupings, it is possible to create a variation on existing pictures that flow into each other - so three pictures, for example, can each hang separately, but have the effect of being one piece of art. The overall effect is of a continual flow.

Each picture can, of course, be created individually without the others. Please ask about different colour combinations too.

Shown here are two trilogies of pictures, each four foot two (50 inches) wide, so with a small gap between each picture, an area of around 14 feet can be covered.

The beauty of small, interrelated collections as opposed to one huge piece is both its cost effectiveness, but more importantly its adaptability. The pictures can be repositioned in the future, and it is much easier to move them than huge, heavy pieces.

For prices and framing options, please email the artist at or telephone Neil on 07792 365 437

Manchester Buzz

Despite the bee becoming so in the limelight since the Manchester terrorist attack at the Arena, the bee has been the city's symbol ever since Manchester was 'Cottonopolis' - the world centre of the cotton trade, with Industry as The Queen and all the worker bees toiling to keep the city great.
This picture contains a range of bees, although I do have an even larger collection from which to choose at my studio. The bees can also be created as single images. Please just ask.

from left: the bee mosaic at Manchester Town Hall; stained glass beehive at Lloyds bank, King Street (now Zizzi) above a terracotta bee on St. Bede's School, Whalley Range over the bee in a manchester town hall fire place; Rusting bee on a Manchester bollard; stained glass bee at Sackvil Building, part of the Manchester emblem; the bees on the clock of the Palace Hotel (originally the Refuge Assurance on Oxford Street); bee atop The Oast House, Castlefield; and finally, a mosaic beehive at Cheadle, part of Stockport Co-operative.

Manchester And The Law

Created for Hempsons Solicitors at the Portland Tower, the pictures work as a single, flowing combination, but each picture is also designed to stand alone. The idea was to create two walls of pictures linking Manchester with legal themes ,and creating one in plum and aqua colours, the other in jades and sepia. Two separate pictures show the Manchester Law Library ceilings.

Manchester Aqua & Plum

Mancheser Law Library

Manchester Gold 1

Bookstall, Victoria Station; original Manchester wheel reflected in Selfridges; Manchester Town Hall mosaic B; door knocker on St. John Street; columns at Royal Exchange Theatre; 'Worsteds' gilded window, Faulkner St; Manchester Central Library.

Manchester Gold 2

John Rylands Library, Madonna & Child, Manchester Cathedral; north staircase at Manchester Central Library; Deansgate No. 1 reflecting Royal Exchange Tower from Blackfriars Road; 'M' of the Midland Hotel; water pump at Liberal Club, King Street; Cheethams courtyard in a tuba.

Manchester Gold 3

Screen at Manchester Cathedral, entrance door handles, UMIST on Sackville St; Midland Hotel façade; Arthur Kaye jewellers, St. Ann's Square; Atlas Chambers (Armani), King St., Old Exchange Passage; Chinese Arch.

Manchester Jade 1

Cornerhouse Cinema, gecko, Victoria Fountain in Albert Square; New Wakefield Street door frame; Fletcher Moss poplar Avenue, Didsbury; gents loos, Lass 'o' Gowrie; Greek Orthodox Church, Bury New Road; Mackintosh Building, Cambridge Street.

Manchester Jade 2

fountain, Albert Square; Victoria Baths staircase; window at Manchester Cathedral; Manchester's only green post box at Rochdale Road, Blackley; River Irwell at Broughton; the 35 to Bury; doorbell, Minshull street crown court.

Manchester Jade 3

Morris Minors in Whalley Range; J&J Saw (1924), New Wakefield St.; W3 Building, Whitworth St; Albert Jones, back of Bloom St.; Manchester Metropolitan University; Great Northern Warehouse, reflecting G-mex; Grosvenor Picture Palace, Oxford Road.

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