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Baltic, Sutapa Biswas, Rob Harris. 

Review: Lumen, Sutapa Biswas, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

July 12, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Lumen, Sutapa Biswas, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

We are beginning to emerge from our 15-month hibernation. For many of us, our priority is being able to access the arts in a physical way, close up and in-person, as opposed to a screen.

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Choose Joy by Linnet Panashe Rubaya

Review: Inviolable – Joy as a form of resistance by Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

June 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Inviolable – Joy as a form of resistance by Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

It’s rare for me to visit a gallery and immediately think ‘oh, these are good’. More often, it’s ‘hmm’ or even ‘what?’.

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Macclesfield forest, Simon Buckley

Image Gallery: Barnaby Bright presents Our Future is Ancient by Not Quite Light

June 15, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Barnaby Bright presents Our Future is Ancient by Not Quite Light

The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere usually takes place between June 20 and June 22, and this year it’s expected on June 21 in the UK.

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Roseberry Topping, Ian Scott Massie

Image Gallery: Northern Soul by Ian Scott Massie

June 15, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Northern Soul by Ian Scott Massie

At Northern Soul, we’re fans of artwork which showcases our region. But we’re even more interested when an exhibition shares our name.

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Len Tabner, untitled (photo © Reuben Tabner)

Image Gallery: Painting from Wild Places, Len Tavner, Inspired by…Gallery, The Moors National Park, Danby

June 1, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Painting from Wild Places, Len Tavner, Inspired by…Gallery, The Moors National Park, Danby

An exhibition of work exploring the power of the sea and the impact of industry on the spectacular landscapes of the North opens at the Inspired by… gallery this month.

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66 Ripped the heart out by Mandy Payne

Precincts and high-rises: BRUTAL, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

May 28, 2021 Comments Off on Precincts and high-rises: BRUTAL, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

Not a single human being populates the paintings and sculpture in BRUTAL, the latest offering from Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester.

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Salford School of Arts

Photo Gallery: Harmony, Contrast & Discord, Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester

May 28, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Harmony, Contrast & Discord, Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Where did all of our arts schools go?

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“In a new world, we’ve had to make new art.” Adam Szabo, Chief Executive of Manchester Collective, writes for Northern Soul

May 27, 2021 Comments Off on “In a new world, we’ve had to make new art.” Adam Szabo, Chief Executive of Manchester Collective, writes for Northern Soul

At Manchester Collective, our work used to be about travelling around the country and performing live concerts to a large number of people packed into relatively small spaces.

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‘Spilled Sunlight ‘ - Cat Moore - Reduction linocut - £350

Image Gallery: New Light Prize Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

May 19, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: New Light Prize Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

The roadmap out of lockdown is well under way in the UK with galleries beginning to reopen their doors to the public.

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Schoph, Quarantine Paintings Hirst Priory Studio

Image Gallery: The Quarantine Paintings, Schoph, RedHouse Originals

May 5, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: The Quarantine Paintings, Schoph, RedHouse Originals

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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