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Milk No Sugar, Norman Long

Photo Gallery: Oils: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner by Norman Long, Contemporary Six Gallery

September 24, 2018 No Comments

Last weekend saw the book launch for celebrated modern artist Norman Long’s Oils: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner at independent art gallery Contemporary Six.

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Nevinson, Christopher Richard Wynne, 1889-1946; Limehouse

Photo Gallery: The Art of Noise, The Atkinson, Southport

September 17, 2018 No Comments

Southport’s The Atkinson has curated a new exhibition of paintings and sculpture, drawn from their collection which aim to link art and music in innovative ways.

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Steve Bewsher - Ardwick Still Life

Photo Gallery: Ardwick Still Life, Steve Bewsher, Gateway Gallery, Hale

September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Ardwick Still Life, Steve Bewsher, Gateway Gallery, Hale

A controversial painting titled Ardwick Still Life has been causing a bit of a stir.

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William Hogarth, The Gate of Calais, 1748. The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

Exhibition Review: Prints of Darkness – Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil, The Whitworth, Manchester

September 4, 2018 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Prints of Darkness – Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil, The Whitworth, Manchester

Poverty, homelessness, alcoholism and inequality are all things you might expect to encounter on a short walk around a city centre.

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Women Walking, Ghislaine Howard

Photo Gallery: I Also Paint, Gateway Gallery, Hale

July 30, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: I Also Paint, Gateway Gallery, Hale

Helen Clapcott can’t identify with the word ‘artist’. Mary Mabbutt has said more than once (in jest) that “Rembrandt didn’t have to put up with this”. Sarah Carvell sees the arrival of the occasional cup of tea to her studio as a significant achievement. Sue Howells describes herself as a housewife who picks up a brush every day. 

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Photographs Smiths Salford Lads Club, Steve Wright

Review: The Smiths 1984–1986, Stephen Wright, Central Library, Manchester

June 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Smiths 1984–1986, Stephen Wright, Central Library, Manchester

Like the contents of a can of pop, pent-up and shaken, The Smiths fizzed dramatically if briefly, upending the charts for fewer than five years, before going flat in misunderstanding and acrimony.

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

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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