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Manchester Open Exhibition, HOME

Photo Gallery: Manchester Open Exhibition 2020, HOME

January 27, 2020 No Comments

The folks over at HOME in Manchester have launched the Manchester Open Exhibition, a major open-entry art show celebrating the creative talent of Greater Manchester residents.

The HOME gallery walls are filled with work from a whopping 500+ Greater Manchester residents, selected by a panel consisting of art experts and community representatives and was open to all who identify as artists including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, digital and mixed media, video and audio, spoken word, performance and more – proving that everyone really can be an artist. 

The Manchester Open exhibition is part of Push Festival 2020 and open until March 29, 2020. For more information, click here.

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Photo Gallery: Our Plastic Ocean by Mandy Barker, Waterside, Sale

January 27, 2020 No Comments

Currently, eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year and if these trends continue, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050.

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Photo Gallery: Forget Me Not, pARTners, The Exchange, North Tyneside

January 20, 2020 No Comments

Forget Me Not, a new exhibition at The Exchange in North Shields, will showcase the work of pARTners which provides art classes for people living with dementia in North Tyneside.

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Exhibition Review: 100 Years of Council Housing, Manchester Central Library

January 15, 2020 No Comments

Manchester, a city which likes to tell itself it has always led the laggards elsewhere, was building municipal housing long before the introduction of the Addison Act in 1919.

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Photo Gallery: Keith Haring – New Wave, RedHouse Originals Gallery, Harrogate

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Keith Haring – New Wave, RedHouse Originals Gallery, Harrogate

Calling all art fans.

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Exhibition Review – Eric Tucker: The Unseen Artist, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

November 30, 2019 Comments Off on Exhibition Review – Eric Tucker: The Unseen Artist, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

He’s been called the ‘secret Lowry of Warrington’ but, in truth, Eric Tucker has more in common with the painter Edward Burra than the chronicler of the industrial north west.

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Exhibition Review: Strip! How Football Got Shirty, National Football Museum, Manchester

November 27, 2019 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Strip! How Football Got Shirty, National Football Museum, Manchester

Much like my recent attempt at bowling with the Editor of Northern Soul, I failed miserably at ‘guess the football shirt from the 1891/2 season’ at the National Football Museum’s new exhibition.

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Photo Gallery: Lantern Festival lights up the West End of Morecambe

November 11, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Lantern Festival lights up the West End of Morecambe

What better way to celebrate Diwali (and marking the clocks going back and the imminent arrival of the darker nights) than a free Lantern Festival?

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Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection

The first major retrospective exhibition of work by the North East artist Norman Cornish is due to take place at The Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle in County Durham. This event will celebrate the centenary of the acclaimed artist’s work and opens almost 100 years to the day of his birth in Spennymoor. Here, the curator Dr Howard Coutts writes about the exhibition for Northern Soul.  

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Review: British Textile Biennial 2019, Blackburn

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on Review: British Textile Biennial 2019, Blackburn

It feels even colder and wetter than Manchester as I step off the train at Blackburn.

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