Child of War

Brightwell Walk car park,  Manchester,  England,  September 2016



This shocking piece of street art up high on the walls of Manchester’s Northern Quarter is the work of Buenos Aires-born artist Hyuro.  She took on the theme of ‘children of war’ as part of the Cities of Hope exhibition that took place in May 2016.  She depicts the effects of conflict on children in a successfully horrifying manner.  Click here for a clearer view of this work.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 17 October 2016



Part of Monday Mural


20 thoughts on “Child of War

  1. A striking image but I feel uncomfortable about ‘liking’ it as public art. I hope no children – especially refugee children – live within sight of this mural.


    1. Like certainly isn’t a good word for this. But I think it’s important that people see it and understand. Children don’t need too much scary detail but they do need to learn about the world. And they often understand better than us adults.

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