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Jane Fairhurst

“Was it a deliberate act to remove women from history?” Artist Jane Fairhurst talks to Northern Soul

March 10, 2022 Comments Off on “Was it a deliberate act to remove women from history?” Artist Jane Fairhurst talks to Northern Soul

Artist Jane Fairhurst has been making art, exhibiting and curating exhibitions for more than three decades. She attended Liverpool School of Art at 18 and later gained a Master’s degree at Liverpool John Moores University in 2010. Fairhurst works across a range of media including textile sculptures, painting, drawing, mixed-media and installation from her studio at Cross Street Arts in Wigan.

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Bosh! on a Budget

Book Review: Bosh! on a Budget

February 16, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: Bosh! on a Budget

Bosh! on a Budget. Its promise is affordable plant-based recipes at roughly £1-£2 per person. Convenience isn’t cheap and neither is eating animals. We all know that by now, right?

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Cotton On MCR - Art All-Dayer Winter

“I’d rather try and fail than never try at all.” Domino Panton-Oakley, Founder of Cotton On MCR

February 15, 2022 Comments Off on “I’d rather try and fail than never try at all.” Domino Panton-Oakley, Founder of Cotton On MCR

Cotton On MCR has been hard at work building a fan base of Manchester art lovers.

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Oceans Apart No.20 thin ice skating by Nancy Collantine

Art: Lazy Gazes, Tense Edges, Nancy Collantine, The World of Glass, St Helens

September 21, 2021 Comments Off on Art: Lazy Gazes, Tense Edges, Nancy Collantine, The World of Glass, St Helens

A new solo exhibition, Lazy Gazes, Tense Edges by artist Nancy Collantine (who also happens to be one of Northern Soul’s writers), is showcasing at The World of Glass in St Helens.

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No Haircut by Grant Wilson

Review: Stand Close and Breathe Me In, Oceans Apart, OA Studios, Salford

July 14, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Stand Close and Breathe Me In, Oceans Apart, OA Studios, Salford

On a temporarily blockaded King Street West in Salford, just a mere stride across the river near Blackfriars, is the the red brick building that houses Ocean’s Apart’s gallery and artists’ studios.

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66 Ripped the heart out by Mandy Payne

Precincts and high-rises: BRUTAL, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

May 28, 2021 Comments Off on Precincts and high-rises: BRUTAL, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

Not a single human being populates the paintings and sculpture in BRUTAL, the latest offering from Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester.

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Klara and the Sun

Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

May 17, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

What would happen if our ‘what-goes-on-behind-closed-doors’ was witnessed?

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Clown, Bob Crossley, 1961, Castlegate House Gallery

“These are rare paintings.” Steve Swallow, owner of Castlegate Gallery, talks about abstract painter, Bob Crossley

May 2, 2021 Comments Off on “These are rare paintings.” Steve Swallow, owner of Castlegate Gallery, talks about abstract painter, Bob Crossley

“The 1950s is of particular interest to us because it was a significant time in British painting,” says Steve Swallow, co-owner of Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

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Melanie Goemans Hawthorn (triptych)

Review: John Moores Painting Prize Virtual Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

March 29, 2021 Comments Off on Review: John Moores Painting Prize Virtual Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

The John Moores Painting Prize brings together the best in contemporary British painting. 

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Art Review: How to break the humdrum – Obstructions at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

March 12, 2021 Comments Off on Art Review: How to break the humdrum – Obstructions at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

It’s hardly welcoming. A snide, on-screen solicitor is the only semblance of human contact we encounter during Obstructions, the latest virtual exhibition at Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery.

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