Free Trade Hall


Illustration giclée print of the iconic Free Trade Hall in Manchester by John Hewitt.

Small A4 210 x 297mm
Regular A3 297 x 420mm
Medium A2 420 x 594mm
Large A1 594 x 841mm
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This open edition black and white illustration giclée print by local academic and artist John Hewitt features the Manchester Free Trade Hall. This sophisticated sketch is a fabulous addition to your wall art collection. “This building occupies a key place in Manchester’s radical history. It was built on the spot where the hustings stood on the day of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. It is where Annie Kenny and Christabel Pankhurst took the first direct action of the suffragette movement in 1905, and it has pivotal associations with Bob Dylan and the Sex Pistols. It is a landmark structure for Manchester psychogeographers.” John Hewitt


John Hewitt makes daily drawings in pen and ink. Many of these are based on subjects encountered on a regular walking route from Manchester Victoria to All Saints.Several of his artworks are housed in major collections. These include the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery, the British Council and the Government Art Collection. Twenty-four of his drawings are on permanent display at the Museum of London. He has produced reportage drawings for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Time Out, The NME and The New Statesman.John completed a doctorate on drawing and memory in 2008. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and is a member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art. In 2016 he won the Hugh Casson Drawing Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.


Printed to order on archival quality 300gsm rag paper, and dispatched within 4 working days (free shipping available within the UK).

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