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Glenn Ibbitson, Human Bridge, 122x122cm, Acrylic and oilon canvas, L5200

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

November 12, 2018 No Comments

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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Manchester G-Mex, Contemporary Six Gallery

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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Tony Baker - Blasphemy 1

Review: Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

George Orwell had relatively little comment on the subject of the visual arts save to say that he didn’t much care for Salvador Dali whose autobiography he described as “simply a strip-tease act conducted in pink limelight”.

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Painting the North: 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition, Post Fine Art, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition, Post Fine Art, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

In the latest 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 image or exhibition of the week from the popular social media page. This week it’s the 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition at Post Fine Art in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. 

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Day sketch for an architect's retreat Gordon Hodkinson

Review – Drawing The Modern: The Work of Gordon Hodkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review – Drawing The Modern: The Work of Gordon Hodkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University

Over the past decade, there’s been a parabolic swell of a very particular appreciation for modernist architecture, best exemplified by Manchester’s (and now Sheffield’s) Modernist Society.

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Nathaniel Pitt

Art: Nathaniel Pitt, curator at The Manchester Contemporary

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Art: Nathaniel Pitt, curator at The Manchester Contemporary

Now in its tenth year, The Manchester Contemporary positions itself as the UK’s only invitation art fair for critically engaged contemporary art outside of London.

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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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William Hogarth, The Gate of Calais, 1748. The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

Exhibition Review: Prints of Darkness – Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil, The Whitworth, Manchester

September 4, 2018 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Prints of Darkness – Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil, The Whitworth, Manchester

Poverty, homelessness, alcoholism and inequality are all things you might expect to encounter on a short walk around a city centre.

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

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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