Monday, August 24, 2015

Tarriff Street Mural, Manchester

The mural on a 30 metre long, 3 metre high wall on Tariff Street was created by Parisian artist Florence Blanchard (also known as ema).

The piece, in blues and green, that reflect the waterside location, has a camouflage background with an abstract design on top. It was created over three days in 2013 using spray paints, emulsion and gold paint.

According to a report in Manchester's Finest, the artwork was expected be in place until 31 March 2014, but more than a year later it is still here.

See photographs of it under construction on the artist's blog.

Chrissy featured it in Monday Murals on Mancunian Wave in June 2014.

A contribution to Monday Murals.


  1. Well the word camouflage says it all. It hide the wall perfect.

  2. Too nice to be only temporary. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Well, it certainly is prettier than all those old buildings, Gerald. Lots of color.

  4. Maybe some construction was scheduled that didn't take place?

  5. Isn't it amazing what can be created with spray cans? Amazing, especially considering the speed with which it was created. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.