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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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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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John Bolleton Nothing To See Here

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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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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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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Nevinson, Christopher Richard Wynne, 1889-1946; Limehouse

Photo Gallery: The Art of Noise, The Atkinson, Southport

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Art of Noise, The Atkinson, Southport

Southport’s The Atkinson has curated a new exhibition of paintings and sculpture, drawn from their collection which aim to link art and music in innovative ways.

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Sit & Stay, Sadler's Yard

Sit and Stay: A dog show with a difference

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Sit and Stay: A dog show with a difference

Last weekend saw dog owners come out in droves for a ‘dog show with a difference’ at Manchester’s Sadler’s Yard.

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Steve Bewsher - Ardwick Still Life

Photo Gallery: Ardwick Still Life, Steve Bewsher, Gateway Gallery, Hale

September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Ardwick Still Life, Steve Bewsher, Gateway Gallery, Hale

A controversial painting titled Ardwick Still Life has been causing a bit of a stir.

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Stylish marchers passing through Manchester city centre (c) John Sturrock

Photo Gallery: We Are Dynamite! NIAMOS, Manchester

September 3, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: We Are Dynamite! NIAMOS, Manchester

From the symbolic solidarity of black and white youths to the punk power of local heroes, Buzzcocks, the vibrant resistance to the rise of 1970s racism by 40,000 people in Manchester on July 15, 1978 is documented in a series of evocative, and previously unseen, photographs as part of the We Are Dynamite! Exhibition opening at NIAMOS in Manchester from September 3 to 22, 2018.

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Manchester Pride 2018, Drew Wilby

Welcome to the Circus: Manchester Pride 2018

September 3, 2018 Comments Off on Welcome to the Circus: Manchester Pride 2018

The Manchester Pride Parade is one of The Big Weekend‘s most highly anticipated events – not to mention the highlight of the August Bank Holiday – where supporters turn up in droves to celebrate and support the city’s LGBT+ community.

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