By Simon Byrne
MANCHESTER’S art lovers will have the chance to see a rising star’s work when his exhibition goes on show in Didsbury this Sunday.
The Art of Tea in Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, will be hosting 28-year-old Daniel Halsall’s artwork when the exhibition launches on May 23.
Daniel, who grew up in Leigh, Greater Manchester, combines influences as wide-ranging as Picasso and Matisse to Japanese printmakers such as Hiroshige and Hokusai.
A spokesperson from co-organisers of the event, Teapot Publishing, said: “The Art of Tea has always been very supportive of the local art and music scene. It’s a great place to relax and unwind after a heavy day’s work and we’ve always had a soft spot for the place and when we showed them Daniel’s work they loved it.”
The opening night will also serve as a launch party for Teapot Publishing, a new independent publishing company, who will release all the art work shown.
The launch party is sponsored by Belgian beer brand, Vedett, who will be offering free samples throughout the evening.
Teapot Publishing said: “Daniel’s really looking forward to the exhibition and he’s been busy designing all sorts of products for the exhibition including gift cards, postcards and prints.”
The event will also feature a special live performance from Gondwana Records artist Nat Birchall, a critically acclaimed, Manchester-based jazz saxophonist.
Daniel picked up a pencil before he even learnt to walk and by the time he was 23 had created over 1,000 pieces of art.
The launch party will take place between 7:30pm and 10:30pm and entry and drinks are free.
A lot of Daniel’s artwork will be available to purchase and his products range from £2.50 to £79.99.
The exhibition will run until August 22.