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Out of the Ordinary – Paintings by Mandy Payne, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

October 3, 2022 No Comments

Like the works it anthologises, Out of the Ordinary, the title of Mandy Payne’s consistently compelling new exhibition at Manchester’s Saul Hay Gallery, is a masterpiece of considered understatement.

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Review: Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

September 27, 2022 No Comments

A spin of the bottle away from the overspill revelry of Deansgate Locks in university freshers’ week, Castlefield Gallery takes one step back from the litter of drinks promotions and homesickness to afford a less frenetic space from which two artists, each with their own particular vantage point, can sift through the contradictions of where a stop-start decade has brought both them and us.

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Review: Beyond Landscapes, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

August 25, 2022 Comments Off on Review: Beyond Landscapes, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

The latest exhibition curated by Cotton On MCR, in line with its admirable intention of demystifying and democratising access to art in all its forms, is the first in response to a themed open call to creators across Greater Manchester, whether they be established or absolute beginners.

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Rachel Goodyear: Salford Museum & Art Gallery

August 9, 2022 Comments Off on Rachel Goodyear: Salford Museum & Art Gallery

“I always consider that my practice is almost one ongoing artwork, but then the techniques and the exploration of drawing and the way that I use drawing can change and evolve over time as well.”

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Dome is where the art is for Peak District artisans

July 22, 2022 Comments Off on Dome is where the art is for Peak District artisans

Our appetite for the handmade, bespoke and sustainable is increasing, alongside that for foraged food and recycled clothing.

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Hidden art trail in Manchester reminds us ‘we are not alone’

July 22, 2022 Comments Off on Hidden art trail in Manchester reminds us ‘we are not alone’

Two artists are leaving 240 gifts to the city hidden across Manchester over the last two weeks of July 2022, with the aim of reminding us to embrace our stories of loss and self-worth.

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Photo Gallery: Chester mini-murals brighten up city centre

July 19, 2022 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester mini-murals brighten up city centre

An extra splash of colour is being added to Chester’s kaleidoscope of street art with more mood-boosting, mini-murals transforming drab BT tech cabinets in the city centre. 

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Ryedale artists throw open doors to their studios in North Yorkshire

July 19, 2022 Comments Off on Ryedale artists throw open doors to their studios in North Yorkshire

After the success of the first Ryedale Open Studios in 2021, artists across Ryedale in North Yorkshire are once again preparing to open their studios to visitors in July for this year’s event.

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Exhibition: Art and poetry will bring The Lost Spells to life at The Sill, Northumberland

July 19, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Art and poetry will bring The Lost Spells to life at The Sill, Northumberland

A new exhibition featuring artwork and words by artist Jackie Morris and poet Robert Macfarlane from their bestselling book, The Lost Spells, goes on display at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland this month.

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Exhibition review: #OutofDate2022, Modernist Society, Manchester

July 5, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition review: #OutofDate2022, Modernist Society, Manchester

When the Modernist Society invited photographers to make use of a cache of old slide films, they weren’t quite sure about the results.

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