SJ8498 : Maker Bee

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

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Maker Bee
Maker Bee

Located on Oak Street opposite Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Maker Bee was designed and sponsored by Instruct Studio and painted by Tasha Whittle.
Bee in the City

The city’s worker bee motif has been part of the city’s heraldry for more than 150 years as an emblem of the industrious Mancunian spirit. During 2017, it took on an even more powerful meaning as a symbol of unity following the tragic events of May 22 LinkExternal link .

Bee in the City was a large scale public art event which took place in Manchester between 23 July and 23 September 2018. More than 100 large, fibreglass bee sculptures were placed at the city’s landmarks and some lesser known “undiscovered gems”. Each of the bees, which stand 1˝ metres in height, was decorated with its own unique design, created by regional professional, emerging and amateur artists to celebrate the unique buzz of Manchester, from its industrial heritage to its vibrant music scene (LinkExternal link Bee in the City website).

At the end of the event, the majority (77) of the bees were auctioned to raise funds for the We Love MCR Charity LinkExternal link . All 131 little Bees created by children and young people as part of the Learning Programme were returned to the schools and youth groups that designed them.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 December, 2018
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Housing, Dwellings  People, Events 
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Tasha Whittle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8450 9872 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0979N 2:14.1030W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8449 9871
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