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Joy for Ever: Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery celebrates John Ruskin’s bicentenary

March 23, 2019 No Comments

The Whitworth has got it all going on.

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Travel: 100 Years of the Bauhaus, Berlin

March 15, 2019 No Comments

As if you needed another reason to visit Berlin. Throughout 2019, Germany is celebrating 100 years of the Bauhaus, and Berlin is putting itself centre stage.

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Photo Gallery: The Northern Boys, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

March 4, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Boys, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

Have you looked out from a Manchester tram to see a figure before an easel, stooped under an umbrella, painting furiously in the driving rain?

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Thierry Alexandre 1 Image courtesy of the artist

Photo Gallery: Foreign Trade – A celebration of queer migration, The Gallery of Liverpool

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Foreign Trade – A celebration of queer migration, The Gallery of Liverpool

On March 1, a new month-long exhibition opens at The Gallery Liverpool

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Review: Yoko Ono, Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University

February 17, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Yoko Ono, Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University

As we head back to Saddleworth after our visit to Leeds Arts University’s new building at Blenheim Walk, I tell someone off on the train and my daughter is pleased with that at least.

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Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester

February 12, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester

In 1836, the enormously popular Manchester Music Festival came to a close with a fancy dress ball so grand a temporary structure was built to connect The Portico Library with the nearby Assembly Rooms and Theatre Royal.

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Into The Midst, Joseph Whitmore 

Photo Gallery: Into The Midst, Joseph Whitmore, Waterside, Sale

February 4, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Into The Midst, Joseph Whitmore, Waterside, Sale

Into The Midst is a newly commissioned body of work by Manchester-based artist Joseph Whitmore. The exhibition explores simulated personal experiences and the ever changing effect digital technology has on history, artefact, and the human condition.

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Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme, Humber Street. Image credit: Rob Battersby

Photo Gallery: Place to Place, Liverpool Biennial, Humber Street Gallery, Hull

January 28, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Place to Place, Liverpool Biennial, Humber Street Gallery, Hull

Following on from its acclaimed Jamie Reid exhibition XXXXX: Fifty Years of Subversion and the Spirit, Humber Street Gallery presents Place to Place, an exhibition that showcases three female artists selected by the gallery to be part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme which opens with its first exhibition in Hull.

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Photo Gallery: Beano characters get punk pop art makeover at RedHouse Originals, Harrogate

December 10, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Beano characters get punk pop art makeover at RedHouse Originals, Harrogate

Dennis and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx, and Billy Whizz might not be obvious artistic muses but that is all set to change in a collaboration between classic children’s comic The Beano and artist and The Specials’ bassist, Horace Panter.

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Femme Fatales: the Pre-Raphaelites and L.S. Lowry

November 29, 2018 Comments Off on Femme Fatales: the Pre-Raphaelites and L.S. Lowry

If you had to guess L.S. Lowry’s favourite painter, what would you say?

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