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John Payne, aged 12, with friends and his pigeon Chequer. From the Free Photographic Omnibus. Portsmouth, Friday 26 April 1974.

Photo Gallery: Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection, The Hepworth, Wakefield

July 9, 2018 No Comments

For the first time in human history, more people are living in urban environments than in the countryside, yet the impulse to seek out nature remains as strong as ever. This new exhibition of photographs – by leading British photographers such as Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Anna Fox, Chris Killip, Peter Mitchell, Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones – explores our evolving relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities.

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Kruger Barbara, Not ugly enough 1997

Photo Gallery: HERSTORY, Touchstone, Rochdale

July 9, 2018 No Comments

From Turin to Rochdale, nearly a half-century of work by game-changing, female artists – drawn from the collection of world-renowned collector and philanthropist Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo – will form HERSTORY: Women Artists from the Collection of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, a timely and ideologically-charged exhibition opening at Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 

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Egon Schiele, 1890-1918 Self Portrait in Crouching Position 1913 Gouache and graphite on paper 323 x 475 mm Moderna Museet / Stockholm Photo: Moderna Museet / Stockholm

Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman at Tate Liverpool: Northern Soul chats to curator Tamar Hemmes

May 14, 2018 Comments Off on Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman at Tate Liverpool: Northern Soul chats to curator Tamar Hemmes

I remember my first trip to Liverpool well.

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Installation shot of Magnus Quaife While England Mourns. Courtesy of Touchstones Rochdale

Magnus Quaife – While England Mourns, Contemporary Forward, Touchstones, Rochdale

May 14, 2018 Comments Off on Magnus Quaife – While England Mourns, Contemporary Forward, Touchstones, Rochdale

Separated by two centuries yet connected by events pulsing from the same vein of civil disobedience, a food riot in 18th century Manchester and the student uprisings in Paris in 1968 are drawn together in new work by Magnus Quaife for an exhibition, While England Mourns, at Touchstones, Rochdale.

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Criccieth from Ynysgain (oil on board)

Photo Gallery: A Welsh Connection, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

April 23, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: A Welsh Connection, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

A Welsh Connection, a new exhibition launching at Contemporary Six, celebrates the strong affinity that people from the North West have with North Wales.

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Psych Icon - Janis Joplin

Photo Gallery: Psych Icons

April 23, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Psych Icons

Illustrator and collage artist, Dunstan Carter is launching a new exhibition of psychedelic music portraits, Psych Icons, at Foundation Coffee House in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. 

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Roy Voss, Over (2017) Framed collage. Courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London

Review: All The World’s A Sunny Day, Roy Voss, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: All The World’s A Sunny Day, Roy Voss, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

Snapchat impressions decay by design, delivering instant non-gratification in real time (as though there could be any other sort).

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Ian Mood - From New York Street

Photo Gallery: Gateway Gallery, Hale

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Gateway Gallery, Hale

The Gateway Gallery is situated in Hale, Greater Manchester and specialises in paintings by Modern British Artists, particularly those grouped together under the label ‘The Northern School’.

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Art Review: Olga Geoghegan, Gateway Gallery, Hale

March 24, 2018 Comments Off on Art Review: Olga Geoghegan, Gateway Gallery, Hale

“Working people remaining stolid against the backdrop of hardship.”

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Liz Ackerley studio

My Space: Liz Ackerley, urban sketcher and illustrator

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on My Space: Liz Ackerley, urban sketcher and illustrator

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint and do all things creative. This week it’s urban sketcher and reportage illustrator Liz Ackerley.  

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