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PAPER: supporting local artists in the North West

Jun 9, 2015 Comments Off on PAPER: supporting local artists in the North West

If you haven’t visited PAPER, then this hidden gem is an essential stop on any art crawl around Manchester.

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In the Footsteps of Master exhibition room shot. Photo by Matthew Graham, 2015.

Emily Allchurch: In the Footsteps of a Master at Manchester Art Gallery

Jun 3, 2015 Comments Off on Emily Allchurch: In the Footsteps of a Master at Manchester Art Gallery

Masterpieces of art have received a respectful digital makeover at Manchester Art Gallery courtesy of photographer Emily Allchurch in a fascinating exhibition that unites old and new artistic techniques.

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Carlo Scarpa, Vitrine (1956) with Twenty Laboratory Tests for the Brion Tomb (1969-78)

Behind the scenes at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

May 16, 2015 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Lisa Le Feuvre, head of sculpture studies at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, about its current show by Carol Bove and Carlo Scarpa.

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Star Wars-7 by Chris Payne

May the force be with you: Star Wars in Spinningfields

May 16, 2015 Comments Off on May the force be with you: Star Wars in Spinningfields

Some mornings you need the Force to get to the office. But workers in the high-rise Hardman Street building in Manchester’s Spinningfields have a dogfight between a TIE Interceptor and an X-Wing to inspire them.

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Tom Jeffers and Cornerhouse

Memories of Manchester’s Cornerhouse

Apr 2, 2015 Comments Off on Memories of Manchester’s Cornerhouse

I moved to Manchester in January 2001 and got my first job two months later, as a box office assistant at Cornerhouse.

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Matisse Tristesse

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors at The Civic, Barnsley

Mar 3, 2015 Comments Off on Matisse: Drawing with Scissors at The Civic, Barnsley

David Sinclair, exhibitions curator at The Civic in Barnsley, writes for Northern Soul about the venue’s stunning Matisse exhibition. 

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Leonora Carrington, The Pomps of the Subsoil, 1947

Preview: Leonora Carrington at Tate Liverpool

Feb 20, 2015 Comments Off on Preview: Leonora Carrington at Tate Liverpool

Athough artist Leonora Carrington was one of our own – a Northerner no less, originally from Chorley – it comes as something of a surprise to learn how much better known she is in her adopted home of Mexico.

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Review: Manchester by Phil Griffin and Jan Chlebik

Jan 19, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Manchester by Phil Griffin and Jan Chlebik

Phil Griffin was my favourite City Life writer – that Manchester magazine, when it was a magazine, was the first place I came across his elegant and highly personal architectural prose.

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Robinson's, by Caroline Johnson

Caroline Johnson: Northern Routes

Dec 11, 2014 Comments Off on Caroline Johnson: Northern Routes

Over the weekend I spent an hour in a regional art gallery I hadn’t visited before that turned out to be a bit of a gem.

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Derrick Greaves, Sheffield, 1953 © Derrick Greaves, courtesy James Hyman Gallery in London

Picturing Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery  

Dec 8, 2014 Comments Off on Picturing Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery  

You can tell a lot about a city’s self-image by looking at the pictures on sale in its gift shops.

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