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Schoph, Quarantine Paintings Hirst Priory Studio

Image Gallery: The Quarantine Paintings, Schoph, RedHouse Originals

May 5, 2021 No Comments

As the world tries to make sense of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists, writers and musicians are continuing to create meaningful work.

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A Dark Pool , c.1917 (oil on canvas) by Laura Knight (1877-1970) / Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK / © Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums © Reproduced with permission of The Estate of Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2020. All Rights Reserved / Bridgeman Images

Image Gallery: Challenging Convention, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

April 28, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Challenging Convention, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Before the 20th century, the canon of western art was dominated by male artists.

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Happy Shopper, Jade Magenta Williams

Image Gallery: Jade Magenta Williams, A Smart Price way of life, PAPER, Manchester

April 13, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Jade Magenta Williams, A Smart Price way of life, PAPER, Manchester

With lockdown restrictions being eased across the country, Manchester’s PAPER gallery is preparing to reopen its doors to the public.

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Carlos Ferg

Image Gallery: In Manchester, Cotton On MCR, Saul Hay Gallery

April 12, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: In Manchester, Cotton On MCR, Saul Hay Gallery

While it’s been a difficult year for many sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has proved especially tough for the art industry. Now, as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, galleries can once again prepare to open their doors. 

In Manchester is an open call exhibition created after Cotton On MCR identified a lack of opportunities for emerging talent and lesser-known artists in gallery spaces across the city. The exhibition will be Saul Hay Gallery’s re-opening exhibition. Alongside Saul Hay Gallery, Cotton On MCR wants to encourage everyone to get back to exploring the city’s amazing art scene.

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Melanie Goemans Hawthorn (triptych)

Review: John Moores Painting Prize Virtual Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

March 29, 2021 Comments Off on Review: John Moores Painting Prize Virtual Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

The John Moores Painting Prize brings together the best in contemporary British painting. 

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Zaneta Cinova

Photo Gallery: First Light, in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Castlefield New Art Spaces and Creative Industries Trafford, Waterside

March 15, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: First Light, in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Castlefield New Art Spaces and Creative Industries Trafford, Waterside

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen many in-person events turn digital.

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Art Review: How to break the humdrum – Obstructions at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

March 12, 2021 Comments Off on Art Review: How to break the humdrum – Obstructions at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

It’s hardly welcoming. A snide, on-screen solicitor is the only semblance of human contact we encounter during Obstructions, the latest virtual exhibition at Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery.

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Susan Platt lockdown birding for cb press

Image Gallery: Fledge – A Year of Birds, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

March 8, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Fledge – A Year of Birds, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been widespread re-engagement with nature and, in particular, a notable increase in the public’s appreciation of Britain’s native birds.

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Grace Maisiri

Photo Gallery: Manchester artists respond to Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye for MIF and Fuse

February 15, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester artists respond to Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye for MIF and Fuse

Riz Ahmed’s critically acclaimed album, The Long Goodbye Livestream Edition, takes a close-up look at the break-up of a toxic relationship with the country you call home.

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Spine of Lindisfarne Gospels c 700 Cotton MS Nero D IV c British Library Board

Photo Gallery: The Lindisfarne Gospels to go on display in the North East in 2022

February 8, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Lindisfarne Gospels to go on display in the North East in 2022

The most spectacular surviving manuscript from Anglo-Saxon England will go on display in the North East in 2022.

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