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Photo Gallery: The Northern Boys, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

March 4, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Boys, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

Have you looked out from a Manchester tram to see a figure before an easel, stooped under an umbrella, painting furiously in the driving rain?

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Review: Yoko Ono, Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University

February 17, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Yoko Ono, Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University

As we head back to Saddleworth after our visit to Leeds Arts University’s new building at Blenheim Walk, I tell someone off on the train and my daughter is pleased with that at least.

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Photo Gallery: Artist who combines spray paint and dance next in line for The Lowry’s Edit series

February 12, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Artist who combines spray paint and dance next in line for The Lowry’s Edit series

Edit.04: Live Creations by Joe Moran and Dance Art Foundation is the fourth in The Lowry’s Edit series of gallery projects and collaborations.

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Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester

February 12, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester

In 1836, the enormously popular Manchester Music Festival came to a close with a fancy dress ball so grand a temporary structure was built to connect The Portico Library with the nearby Assembly Rooms and Theatre Royal.

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Into The Midst, Joseph Whitmore 

Photo Gallery: Into The Midst, Joseph Whitmore, Waterside, Sale

February 4, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Into The Midst, Joseph Whitmore, Waterside, Sale

Into The Midst is a newly commissioned body of work by Manchester-based artist Joseph Whitmore. The exhibition explores simulated personal experiences and the ever changing effect digital technology has on history, artefact, and the human condition.

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Photo Gallery: Beano characters get punk pop art makeover at RedHouse Originals, Harrogate

December 10, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Beano characters get punk pop art makeover at RedHouse Originals, Harrogate

Dennis and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx, and Billy Whizz might not be obvious artistic muses but that is all set to change in a collaboration between classic children’s comic The Beano and artist and The Specials’ bassist, Horace Panter.

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Martin Parr: Return to Manchester GB. England. Manchester. 1981.

Review – Martin Parr: Return to Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review – Martin Parr: Return to Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery

Martin Parr has the subtle knack of locating the delightful in the mundane, the unlikely in the familiar, inviting us to look twice where we might long since have failed to notice.

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Review: New Light Prize Exhibition – Shining a Light on Northern Art, Tullie House Museum and Gallery, Carlisle

November 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: New Light Prize Exhibition – Shining a Light on Northern Art, Tullie House Museum and Gallery, Carlisle

A metaphorical torch is now shining its ‘New Light’ in some of the North of England’s artistic corners, and a few of them are surprisingly dark and desolate.

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It's OK not to be Perky 1, The Perky Painter, Helen Gibson

Photo Gallery: It’s OK Not to be Perky, Love Arts Festival 2018, The Arch Cafe, Leeds

October 29, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: It’s OK Not to be Perky, Love Arts Festival 2018, The Arch Cafe, Leeds

Leeds artist Helen Gibson – professionally known as The Perky Painter – shares her strange world of entwined forms expressed in bold colours and textures in her first solo exhibition at The Arch Café this month.

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Picture Gallery: This is Manchester – a Michael Ashcroft exhibition at Contemporary Six

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: This is Manchester – a Michael Ashcroft exhibition at Contemporary Six

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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