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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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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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Painting the North: 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition, Post Fine Art, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition, Post Fine Art, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

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 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition at Post Fine Art in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. 

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Win a pair of tickets to Photo North Festival in Harrogate

October 15, 2018 No Comments

Win a pair of tickets to Photo North Festival in Harrogate

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Mick Jagger; Jerry Hall by Norman Parkinson, July 81 © Norman Parkinson Iconic Images (detail)

Photo Gallery: Exposed – The Naked Portrait, an exhibition jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery

October 15, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Exposed – The Naked Portrait, an exhibition jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery

A new exhibition of unclothed portraits, jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Laing Art Gallery, invites questions about identity and gender, the real and ideal.

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Photo Gallery: Photo North Festival, Harrogate

October 15, 2018 No Comments

Some of the world’s top photographers will come to the North from November 9-11 to present their works through an exciting range of interactive events in the first international festival of its kind, Photo North.

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Death and the Elephant, Raz Shaw

Book Review: Death and the Elephant by Raz Shaw

October 2, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Death and the Elephant by Raz Shaw

Julie Hesmondhalgh reviews Death and the Elephant for Northern Soul. 

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Burnley ginnel by Pete Hall

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

October 1, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty, jetty and our new favourite…a weind.

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Colin Jellicoe, Interior with figures (1964)

Painting the North: Colin Jellicoe auction, Capes Dunn, Heaton Mersey

October 1, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: Colin Jellicoe auction, Capes Dunn, Heaton Mersey

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 an auction of a collection of works by the legendary Manchester artist and gallerist, Colin Jellicoe. 

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Milk No Sugar, Norman Long

Photo Gallery: Oils: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner by Norman Long, Contemporary Six Gallery

September 24, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Oils: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner by Norman Long, Contemporary Six Gallery

Last weekend saw the book launch for celebrated modern artist Norman Long’s Oils: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner at independent art gallery Contemporary Six.

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