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

Oct 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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Mick Jagger; Jerry Hall by Norman Parkinson, July 81 © Norman Parkinson Iconic Images (detail)

Photo Gallery: Exposed – The Naked Portrait, an exhibition jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery

Oct 15, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Exposed – The Naked Portrait, an exhibition jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery

A new exhibition of unclothed portraits, jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Laing Art Gallery, invites questions about identity and gender, the real and ideal.

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I Shout for The Fall, Ruth Sykes and Emily Wood

Review: i Shout For The Fall! – Pictures of Words by Mark E Smith, Bury Art Museum

Oct 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: i Shout For The Fall! – Pictures of Words by Mark E Smith, Bury Art Museum

Every Fall fan’s story has a different beginning, but sadly they all have the same ending.

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oppies: Wave outside IWM North by Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper.Photographed 7th September 2018.

Review: Wave, Imperial War Museum North, Trafford

Sep 17, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Wave, Imperial War Museum North, Trafford

Ah ceramic poppies, you never fail to disappoint.

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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

Sep 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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Climate Revolution (c) Vivienne Westwood

Photo Gallery: T-Shirt: Cult – Culture – Subversion, The Civic, Barnsley

Jun 4, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: T-Shirt: Cult – Culture – Subversion, The Civic, Barnsley

A new exhibition is coming to South Yorkshire which collates some of the most recognisable and wearable designs of the last century. T-Shirt: Cult – Culture – Subversion “provides a unique insight into the historical and cultural influence of the most ubiquitous, affordable and popular garment of the last 100 years”.

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Criccieth from Ynysgain (oil on board)

Photo Gallery: A Welsh Connection, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

Apr 23, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: A Welsh Connection, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

A Welsh Connection, a new exhibition launching at Contemporary Six, celebrates the strong affinity that people from the North West have with North Wales.

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Syria: A Conflict Explored. General view of Syria: Story of a Conflict

Review: Syria: A Conflict Explored, Imperial War Musuem North

Feb 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Syria: A Conflict Explored, Imperial War Musuem North

It’s unusual to go more than a few days without hearing about the war in Syria, either in the news or as part of an appeal for humanitarian assistance.

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Mario Popham and Tom Baskeyfield, from the Flesh of Stone series

Photo Gallery: Of Flesh and Stone, HOME, Manchester

Feb 14, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Of Flesh and Stone, HOME, Manchester

This March, as part of the HOME Projects series, Manchester’s HOME is hosting an exhibition of new drawing from artist Tom Baskeyfield and photography from Mario Popham exploring the complex landscape of North Wales.

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Adventures In Egypt, The Atkinson

Adventures in Egypt: The Atkinson’s Egyptologist Tom Hardwick talks to Northern Soul

Jan 18, 2018 Comments Off on Adventures in Egypt: The Atkinson’s Egyptologist Tom Hardwick talks to Northern Soul

Ask someone this: what is the first thing that enters their mind when someone mentions women in the Victorian era?

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