In the tenth 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 images from the popular social media page. This week it’s an exhibition of work by artist, Chris Cyprus documenting scenes of everyday Northern life at Manchester’s Contemporary Six Gallery

Ant says: “For over a decade, Chris Cyprus has been documenting scenes of everyday Northern life, illuminated by both the setting sun and the distinctive warm glow of sodium street lighting. Over this period, this series of work has built real momentum, both artistically and among collectors locally and nationally with TV appearances, which is a clear indication of the extent of interest for this theme.

“This new exhibition sees the conclusion to this long running series and the last chance to see these works together before many, I’m sure, head off to new homes.”

Chris Cyprus, Saddleworth #247, 2018


By Ant Cosgrove, The Northern Art Page

(Main Image: Chris Cyprus, Saddleworth #247, 2018) 


Northern Lights, Chris CyprusA preview will take place between March 10-11, 2018 at Contemporary Six Gallery in Manchester. Chris Cyprus will also be holding a book launch for his new book Northern Lights over this weekend.

The book will be signed, numbered and limited to 250 copies and will include a small signed print. The exhibition will run until April 1, 2018. To attend RSVP to

Works available to view and purchase in the gallery from 11am on March 10, 2018.