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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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Aqualux. Photo: Visit Blackpool.

Photo Gallery: New Dawn, Knowsley

January 11, 2022 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: New Dawn, Knowsley

Knowsley is kicking off its year as the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture with New Dawn, a spectacular programme of light installations.

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Derek Jarmon, image by Drew Tosh

PROTEST! Drew Tosh recalls his conversations with Derek Jarman as a major retrospective opens in Manchester

December 23, 2021 Comments Off on PROTEST! Drew Tosh recalls his conversations with Derek Jarman as a major retrospective opens in Manchester

At the risk of sounding like Golden Girl Sophia Petrillo…picture it. Glasgow, February 1992.

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Chila Kumari Singh Burman Blackpool Light of My Life (2021). Installed on the Grundy Art Gallery façade 19 Oct 21 – 3 Jan 22. Co-commission by Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool Illuminations and Lightpool Festival. © the artist and courtesy Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. Photo: Jonathan Lynch.

Art: Blackpool Light of My Life, Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool

December 23, 2021 Comments Off on Art: Blackpool Light of My Life, Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool

“We’ve all endured difficult times and I speak on behalf of Blackpool Council when I say your words have provided joy and hope to the people of our town.”

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Len Grant by Danny Moran

“Throughout my adult life I thought I couldn’t draw.” Len Grant, sketcher, writer and photographer

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on “Throughout my adult life I thought I couldn’t draw.” Len Grant, sketcher, writer and photographer

I once spent an afternoon with the subject of a Len Grant photograph, specifically because he’d been the subject of a Len Grant photograph, for the purposes of a magazine column.

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The Roof is on Fire What Kind of City? by Suzanne Levy

Exhibition Review: What Kind of City? by Suzanne Lacy, The Whitworth, Manchester

December 13, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: What Kind of City? by Suzanne Lacy, The Whitworth, Manchester

Major gallery exhibitions tend to have one artist’s name over the door. Right now, at The Whitworth in Manchester, that name is Suzanne Lacy.

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

“We are incredibly resilient.” Dominic Strange from Chester Zoo on the return of The Lanterns

November 24, 2021 Comments Off on “We are incredibly resilient.” Dominic Strange from Chester Zoo on the return of The Lanterns

It’s an odd proposition if you think too hard about it, visiting one of the UK’s biggest zoos without seeing a live animal.

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