Akers' work touches on ideas of class, barriers, divides, masculinity, fighting and talking. The photograph for the billboard was taken by the artist at the Eccles Boxing School - a boxing gym situated in an old cotton-spinning mill in Salford.
16:9 is a billboard attached to the yard-side of Kingsgate Workshops and visible from the street and from Kilburn Grange Park. Kingsgate Project Space commissions new works from emerging and established artists specially for this site
Caitlin Akers (b.1987) lives and works in Manchester and recently graduated with an MA from Camberwell College of Arts (2018). In September 2018, she was commissioned to create a series of prints for b-Side Festival in Dorset. Recent group exhibitions include: A Select Showcase, Camberwell Space, London (2018) and Xhibit, Bermondsey Art Space, London (2017). She has artist books in many private and public collections, including the University of West England’s Centre for Fine Print Research Collection. Caitlin received a European Cultural Foundation grant in May 2018 and an Academic Residency Fellowship at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice in 2017.