Author: Matthew Graham
At a time when computer mainframes across the world heave with the visages of almost everybody who has a mobile phone and subscribes to social media, Artists in the Frame, an exhibition of self-portraits at Manchester Art Gallery, might be tempted to draw shallow parallels with this zeitgeist of digital vanityRead the full story..
Masterpieces of art have received a respectful digital makeover at Manchester Art Gallery courtesy of photographer Emily Allchurch in a fascinating exhibition that unites old and new artistic techniques.Read the full story..
In the musical re-rooting of the early 1980s where punk met poetry, a wellspring flowed and the mystery of melody was finally unlocked by a serendipitous gathering of Mancunians called The Chameleons.Read the full story..
Since 1976, John Lydon has been using words and music to question the inhabitants of the corridors of power, those untutored in the rhythms of popular culture who tut-tutted at the so-called degenerative influence of music’s equivalent of TNT – punk rock – on the nation’s youth.Read the full story..
On a recent trip to Manchester Art Gallery, it struck me how little attention the gallery draws to the more famous names who populate its permanent collection.Read the full story..
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