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Criccieth from Ynysgain (oil on board)

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

April 23, 2018 No Comments

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 No Comments

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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Northern Lights, Chris Cyprus

Painting the North: Northern Lights, Contemporary Six Gallery

March 5, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: Northern Lights, Contemporary Six Gallery

In the tenth 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 images from the popular social media page.

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Liz Ackerley studio

My Space: Liz Ackerley, urban sketcher and illustrator

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on My Space: Liz Ackerley, urban sketcher and illustrator

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint and do all things creative. This week it’s urban sketcher and reportage illustrator Liz Ackerley.  

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Luo Wei, Wave Transmitter, install at CFCCA NOW show, image courtesy of on the brink studio

Review: NOW – A dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists, CFCCA and HOME, Manchester

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: NOW – A dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists, CFCCA and HOME, Manchester

There’s an old saying in China that ‘women hold up half the sky’.

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