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Helen Peyton artwork North York Moors

Exhibition: Starscapes / Reflections, Inspired by… gallery, North York Moors National Park

January 20, 2022 No Comments

While artificial light may have transformed life on Earth, it has also had detrimental effect on both nature and our health.

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Hew Locke, Armada 2019. Installation view from Here’s the Thing 2019 at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham UK. Courtesy the artist and Ikon. Photo by Tom Bird.

Exhibitions: The Port and Migrations / Global Encounters, Tate Liverpool

January 14, 2022 No Comments

In February 2022, Tate Liverpool will unveil two new displays of works from the Tate collection which consider the impact of the global movement of people on artists and art movements throughout the 20th century and beyond.

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Derek Jarmon, image by Drew Tosh

PROTEST! Drew Tosh recalls his conversations with Derek Jarman as a major retrospective opens in Manchester

December 23, 2021 Comments Off on PROTEST! Drew Tosh recalls his conversations with Derek Jarman as a major retrospective opens in Manchester

At the risk of sounding like Golden Girl Sophia Petrillo…picture it. Glasgow, February 1992.

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Chila Kumari Singh Burman Blackpool Light of My Life (2021). Installed on the Grundy Art Gallery façade 19 Oct 21 – 3 Jan 22. Co-commission by Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool Illuminations and Lightpool Festival. © the artist and courtesy Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. Photo: Jonathan Lynch.

Art: Blackpool Light of My Life, Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool

December 23, 2021 Comments Off on Art: Blackpool Light of My Life, Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool

“We’ve all endured difficult times and I speak on behalf of Blackpool Council when I say your words have provided joy and hope to the people of our town.”

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Len Grant by Danny Moran

“Throughout my adult life I thought I couldn’t draw.” Len Grant, sketcher, writer and photographer

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on “Throughout my adult life I thought I couldn’t draw.” Len Grant, sketcher, writer and photographer

I once spent an afternoon with the subject of a Len Grant photograph, specifically because he’d been the subject of a Len Grant photograph, for the purposes of a magazine column.

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Jim Moir, 2 birds

“I can finally say I’ve made some art mark on Manchester.” Jim Moir talks to Northern Soul

November 17, 2021 Comments Off on “I can finally say I’ve made some art mark on Manchester.” Jim Moir talks to Northern Soul

He may have had a long and successful comedy career as Vic Reeves, Britain’s self-styled top light entertainer and singer, but he signs his artwork with his real name.

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Manchester Art Fair

“The Northern art scene is booming.” Thom Hetherington, CEO of Manchester Art Fair

November 17, 2021 Comments Off on “The Northern art scene is booming.” Thom Hetherington, CEO of Manchester Art Fair

It’s more than a decade since Thom Hetherington, founder and CEO of Manchester Art Fair, was told that a consumer art fair would never work in the North.

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mackie, sun station

Art Review: ANNIVER5ARY, Saul Art Gallery, Manchester

November 4, 2021 Comments Off on Art Review: ANNIVER5ARY, Saul Art Gallery, Manchester

Five years ago, Ian and Catherine Hay opened the doors of Manchester’s Saul Hay Gallery with an inaugural exhibition.

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Betty by James Durden, c. 1926. © Keswick Museum and Art Gallery.

Exhibition: Betty’s Back!: The work of James and Betty Durden, Keswick Museum

October 27, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition: Betty’s Back!: The work of James and Betty Durden, Keswick Museum

Keswick Museum is roaring into the 1920s with a new exhibition exploring the work of two local artists.

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Sheila Fell

Exhibition: Sheila Fell – New Discoveries, Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth

October 26, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition: Sheila Fell – New Discoveries, Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth

Five ‘lost’ works from Cumbrian artist Sheila Fell have been uncovered and are set to go on display at Castlegate Gallery in Cockermouth.

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