Ghislaine Howard GM Chamber Collection launches to wide acclaim 

The exhibition opens to all on Friday 27th May

The worlds of art and business came together at the opening of the Ghislaine Howard Collection at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

More than 160 people attended the event at the Chamber’s Elliot House headquarters to view the work of the Glossop artist, whose powerful series of pictures of a Muslim man offering to hug passers-by as a show of trust in the aftermath of the attack on Manchester Arena gained national attention.

On display was a selection of Ghislaine’s work, which she co-curated with her husband Michael Howard and the Creative Directors of Haigh Hall, acclaimed filmmakers and artists, Al and Al. 

Glossop’s Thom Hetherington, Founder and CEO of Manchester Art Fair, who attended the opening of the exhibition, said: “It’s amazing to see the scope and scale of the installation across multiple floors and rooms. It’s rare for a city to work with such a credible artist at such a deep granular level.”

Glossop’s art lovers will be able to view the Ghislaine Howard Collection at Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, plus all spaces in the Chamber, on the last Friday of every month (excluding December) from 12pm to 5pm – starting on 27th May (From Monday to Friday, the rooms on the first floor are open to visit, as is the space on the second floor. If not in use, the four rooms on the ground floor may also be visited). 

Visit www.gmchamber.co.uk/exhibitions for more information.