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Jane Fairhurst

“Was it a deliberate act to remove women from history?” Artist Jane Fairhurst talks to Northern Soul

March 10, 2022 Comments Off on “Was it a deliberate act to remove women from history?” Artist Jane Fairhurst talks to Northern Soul

Artist Jane Fairhurst has been making art, exhibiting and curating exhibitions for more than three decades. She attended Liverpool School of Art at 18 and later gained a Master’s degree at Liverpool John Moores University in 2010. Fairhurst works across a range of media including textile sculptures, painting, drawing, mixed-media and installation from her studio at Cross Street Arts in Wigan.

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Chester Tenneson The Beat Goes On 2022, Archives at Play, Castlefield Gallery, March 2022 ©rob_battersby1

Exhibition Review: Archives at Play, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

March 10, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Archives at Play, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Hard though it is to credit, Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery is fast approaching its ruby anniversary.

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Exhibition: Time Will Tell, Not Quite Light, The Modernist, Manchester

March 4, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Time Will Tell, Not Quite Light, The Modernist, Manchester

A new exhibition exploring the evolving areas either side of the inner ring road that encircles Manchester city centre and parts of Salford is at The Modernist in Manchester.

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You'll Come Around by Rowan Bridgwood

Exhibition: International Women’s Day Textile Art Exhibition, MCR Sew Social

March 4, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: International Women’s Day Textile Art Exhibition, MCR Sew Social

MCR Sew Social is hosting an upcoming online exhibition for women artists and textile makers based in Greater Manchester in celebration of International Women’s Day.

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Cotton On MCR - Art All-Dayer Winter

“I’d rather try and fail than never try at all.” Domino Panton-Oakley, Founder of Cotton On MCR

February 15, 2022 Comments Off on “I’d rather try and fail than never try at all.” Domino Panton-Oakley, Founder of Cotton On MCR

Cotton On MCR has been hard at work building a fan base of Manchester art lovers.

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Kim Thompson, Portico Library A3 Print

Exhibition Review: Sit Down & Get Out!, The Portico Library, Manchester

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Sit Down & Get Out!, The Portico Library, Manchester

On entering Manchester’s Portico Library, the strong presence of a figure catches the visitor’s gaze.

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Everything is Green, Ruth Murray

Exhibitions: Everything is Green by Ruth Murray and Edge Collection by Harry Grundy, The Whitaker

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibitions: Everything is Green by Ruth Murray and Edge Collection by Harry Grundy, The Whitaker

Less than a year after reopening, The Whitaker in Rossendale continues to showcase the best emerging and established contemporary artists locally, nationally and internationally in its visual arts programme.

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Untitled (Orange) by Nat Quinn, winner of the first New Lights Arts Prize in 2011

Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

January 27, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

A new retrospective exhibition, Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, will be unveiled at Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester on March 26, 2022.

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Helen Peyton artwork North York Moors

Exhibition: Starscapes / Reflections, Inspired by… gallery, North York Moors National Park

January 20, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Starscapes / Reflections, Inspired by… gallery, North York Moors National Park

While artificial light may have transformed life on Earth, it has also had a detrimental effect on nature and our health.

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Hew Locke, Armada 2019. Installation view from Here’s the Thing 2019 at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham UK. Courtesy the artist and Ikon. Photo by Tom Bird.

Exhibitions: The Port and Migrations / Global Encounters, Tate Liverpool

January 14, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibitions: The Port and Migrations / Global Encounters, Tate Liverpool

In February 2022, Tate Liverpool will unveil two new displays of works from the Tate collection which consider the impact of the global movement of people on artists and art movements throughout the 20th century and beyond.

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