SJ8498 : War Children Mural on Manchester's Northern Quarter

taken 2 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

War Children Mural on Manchester's Northern Quarter
War Children Mural on Manchester's Northern Quarter
Manchester’s Northern Quarter is well known as a location for street art and wall paintings. This giant mural is in the small car park off Brightwell Walk, between Tib Street and Oak Street. It depicts a blindfolded child holding an AK47 behind his back with an imposing shadow looming behind.

The mural was created by the Argentinian-born urban artist Hyuro in 2016 for the “Cities of Hope Festival”, a Mural project that invited artists to Manchester with the objective of drawing attention to social justice issues and raising money for Manchester charities..

Hyuro’s focus for her mural entitled ¨War impact in children lives¨ was about the impact of war on children in conflict zones and how armed conflict and violence affects the lives of many children in different parts of the world. On her website, she states that “In addition to the direct consequences of war and armed violence they are also indirectly affected by displacement, loss of family and trauma caused by the acts of violence they witness. This wall is intended to give voice to all the lost innocence, all children who are fighting for their own survival, unable, in front of the eyes of all, to live a childhood as they deserve” LinkExternal link .

See also SJ8498 : War Impact In Children Lives.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 March, 2019   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
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City, Town centre  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 844 985 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0278N 2:14.1117W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 844 985
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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