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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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Fernand Léger, 1881-1955 The Acrobat and his Partner 1948 Oil paint on canvas support: 1302 x 1626 mm frame: 1402 x 1727 x 75 mm Tate. Purchased 1980 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018

Review – Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures, Tate Liverpool

November 28, 2018 Comments Off on Review – Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures, Tate Liverpool

If you go to art galleries for the silence, you may have to think again before visiting Tate Liverpool’s excellent new show devoted to Fernand Léger.

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Living in the Inbetween, Alexander Ward

Photo Gallery: Living in the Inbetween, Alexander Ward

November 26, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Living in the Inbetween, Alexander Ward

A photojournalism project documenting the refugee and migrant crisis will be on exhibition at The Pilcrow in Sadler’s Yard in Manchester.

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Martin Parr: Return to Manchester GB. England. Manchester. 1981.

Review – Martin Parr: Return to Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review – Martin Parr: Return to Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery

Martin Parr has the subtle knack of locating the delightful in the mundane, the unlikely in the familiar, inviting us to look twice where we might long since have failed to notice.

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Glenn Ibbitson, Human Bridge, 122x122cm, Acrylic and oilon canvas, L5200

Review: New Light Prize Exhibition – Shining a Light on Northern Art, Tullie House Museum and Gallery, Carlisle

November 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: New Light Prize Exhibition – Shining a Light on Northern Art, Tullie House Museum and Gallery, Carlisle

A metaphorical torch is now shining its ‘New Light’ in some of the North of England’s artistic corners, and a few of them are surprisingly dark and desolate.

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It's OK not to be Perky 1, The Perky Painter, Helen Gibson

Photo Gallery: It’s OK Not to be Perky, Love Arts Festival 2018, The Arch Cafe, Leeds

October 29, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: It’s OK Not to be Perky, Love Arts Festival 2018, The Arch Cafe, Leeds

Leeds artist Helen Gibson – professionally known as The Perky Painter – shares her strange world of entwined forms expressed in bold colours and textures in her first solo exhibition at The Arch Café this month.

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Manchester G-Mex, Contemporary Six Gallery

Picture Gallery: This is Manchester – a Michael Ashcroft exhibition at Contemporary Six

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: This is Manchester – a Michael Ashcroft exhibition at Contemporary Six

A collection of highly-regarded paintings of Manchester’s cityscape by artist Michael Ashcroft, entitled This is Manchester, are coming to Manchester’s Contemporary Six in November.

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Little Girl with Toy Pram in Large Shoes, Manchester 1966. Photograph by Shirley Baker (1932-2014)

Painting the North: Autumn Exhibition, Colourfield Gallery, Poynton

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: Autumn Exhibition, Colourfield Gallery, Poynton

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 or exhibition of the week from the popular social media page. This week it’s the Mixed Autumn Exhibition at Colourfield Gallery in Poynton.

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Tony Baker - Blasphemy 1

Review: Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

George Orwell had relatively little comment on the subject of the visual arts save to say that he didn’t much care for Salvador Dali whose autobiography he described as “simply a strip-tease act conducted in pink limelight”.

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