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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
“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.”Read the full story..
Our appetite for the handmade, bespoke and sustainable is increasing, alongside that for foraged food and recycled clothing.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.
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.Read the full story..
When the Modernist Society invited photographers to make use of a cache of old slide films, they weren’t quite sure about the results.Read the full story..
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