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Egon Schiele, 1890-1918 Self Portrait in Crouching Position 1913 Gouache and graphite on paper 323 x 475 mm Moderna Museet / Stockholm Photo: Moderna Museet / Stockholm

Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman at Tate Liverpool: Northern Soul chats to curator Tamar Hemmes

May 14, 2018 No Comments

I remember my first trip to Liverpool well.

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Installation shot of Magnus Quaife While England Mourns. Courtesy of Touchstones Rochdale

Magnus Quaife – While England Mourns, Contemporary Forward, Touchstones, Rochdale

May 14, 2018 Comments Off on Magnus Quaife – While England Mourns, Contemporary Forward, Touchstones, Rochdale

Separated by two centuries yet connected by events pulsing from the same vein of civil disobedience, a food riot in 18th century Manchester and the student uprisings in Paris in 1968 are drawn together in new work by Magnus Quaife for an exhibition, While England Mourns, at Touchstones, Rochdale.

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Barmouth, Two Girls, Anne Aspinall

Painting the North: Barmouth, Two Girls, Anne Aspinall

May 9, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: Barmouth, Two Girls, Anne Aspinall

In the latest instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England. As the weeks progress, Ant will bring you his image of the week from the popular social media page. This week it’s Anne Aspinall’s Barmouth, Two Girls. 

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Criccieth from Ynysgain (oil on board)

Photo Gallery: A Welsh Connection, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

April 23, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: A Welsh Connection, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

A Welsh Connection, a new exhibition launching at Contemporary Six, celebrates the strong affinity that people from the North West have with North Wales.

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Psych Icon - Janis Joplin

Photo Gallery: Psych Icons

April 23, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Psych Icons

Illustrator and collage artist, Dunstan Carter is launching a new exhibition of psychedelic music portraits, Psych Icons, at Foundation Coffee House in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. 

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Ken Simons with Sutherland's Entrance to a Lane

Review: Ken’s Show, Tate Liverpool

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Ken’s Show, Tate Liverpool

It’s 30 years since I first came into contact with the work of Ken Simons at Tate Liverpool and I must have been witness to his handiwork many times since then.

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Roy Voss, Over (2017) Framed collage. Courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London

Review: All The World’s A Sunny Day, Roy Voss, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: All The World’s A Sunny Day, Roy Voss, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

Snapchat impressions decay by design, delivering instant non-gratification in real time (as though there could be any other sort).

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Ian Mood - From New York Street

Photo Gallery: Gateway Gallery, Hale

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Gateway Gallery, Hale

The Gateway Gallery is situated in Hale, Greater Manchester and specialises in paintings by Modern British Artists, particularly those grouped together under the label ‘The Northern School’.

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Art Review: Olga Geoghegan, Gateway Gallery, Hale

March 24, 2018 Comments Off on Art Review: Olga Geoghegan, Gateway Gallery, Hale

“Working people remaining stolid against the backdrop of hardship.”

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Little Thakeham. The Images Publishing Group.

Book Review: Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts Master by David Cole

March 19, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts Master by David Cole

Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts House is a new take on the legacy and astonishing beauty of Lutyens’ design and architecture by author David Cole.

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