Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer

Andrew Brooks
5th October 2017

Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer Andrew Brooks is an acclaimed North West photographer, artist, and filmmaker and winner of the GM Arts Prize 2016. Originally from Cambridgeshire, Andrew came to Manchester more than 20 years ago, via Stockport College where he studied Documentary Photography. His photography, taking inspiration from the likes of JMW Turner and the Romantic era, produces works of immense depth engineered  with…

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Hidden Altrincham 2017 Festival & Paola Bazz at Con Club

snippets
12th September 2017

  Hidden Altrincham Festival 2017  Various Venues 14th – 24th September   Hidden Altrincham was something I hadn’t heard of until recently. With 50 artists and 30 venues across the town it’s no small undertaking. Hidden Altrincham is the town’s summer art festival and will have daily events and live experiences. Shining a spotlight on Altrincham’s culture, heritage, architecture, independent shops, cafes and restaurants, imaginative residents and exciting businesses, the…

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Last Chance – Art2c – Exhibitions Ending Soon

Art2c
24th August 2017

Art2c – Exhibitions now on…but Ending Soon   Summer is nearly over and some great exhibitions are also coming to an end. If you’ve not already seen them, make the time. Manchester has some great art……and these are all free!   Cross Street Arts | Air Gallery | Saul Hay | Manchester Art Gallery |                           The Whitworth…

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Manchester’s Buzzing – Art to See in June

13th June 2017

June Exhibitions – Art in Manchester June has so much to see in and around Manchester that I’ve put together a bumper edition of BeesBlogs to try to get it all in! So read through and pick your favourites to see this month: Lindsey Bull and Plastique Fantastique at Castlefield Gallery, Cornelia Parker and Raqib Shaw at The Whitworth, Shirley Baker’s Photography at Manchester Art Gallery, Hi-5 at ArtWork Atelier in Salford, ‘Colour & I Are One’ at…

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Shirley Baker – Women, Chlidren & Loitering Men at MAG

Shirley Baker
2nd June 2017

Shirley Baker – Pioneer of Women’s Street Photography Shirley Baker would have been in her mid thirties during the Swinging Sixties. Flower Power, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and so many of the ‘Beautiful People’ that have now become part of our social history and entered the language we use today. It would be possible to wax lyrical on how good these times were…….but as Shirley Baker shows not necessarily for everyone. As…

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Art for May- Exhibitions to See – Part Two

May
19th May 2017

May Exhibitions – Contemporary Art x 3 This second Art for May is unusual in that the galleries featured are under one roof. All are artist led and feature emerging talent. They are also typical of a number of gallery space projects in Manchester which aim to nurture the wealth of talent which Manchester has to offer. All the galleries below are open 11am – 5pm every Saturday One – PS Mirabel ‘Menzel’s Foot’…

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My Pick of Manchester’s Contemporary Art to See in March

9th March 2017

Manchester’s Contemporary Art to See – March Manchester’s Contemporary Art scene is absolutely buzzing with good things to see in March so I decided to give an overview of exhibitions, on, or coming this month which I think you will find really interesting. I’ve also included information on the  GM Arts Prize.  for contemporary artists in the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities. I’m sure there are some I’ve not mentioned and if you…

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Manchester Arts Scene – My Pick of Things to See

21st February 2017

Manchester Arts Scene There’s a lot going on in the Manchester Arts and Culture Scene at the moment and I thought a brief  update would be a good idea. I haven’t included everything, not enough time,  but here’s an overview of some of the one’s I find most interesting. Saul Hay at The Portico The Portico Library, a historic and beautiful old building on Moseley Street, Manchester, are hosting Saul Hay exhibition of Contemporary Art.  Saul…

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Strange and Familiar – Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

2nd December 2016

 International Photographers View of Great Britain   Let’s set the scene from the outset. This is a great exhibition of photography. Curated by one of Britain’s best known social documentary photographers Martin Parr (who studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic) and coming from a successful exhibition at The Barbican in London, it brings to Manchester Art Gallery more than 200 photographs from international photographers. As someone who appreciates most art, and actually likes quiet a…

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Vogue 100 Exhibition – Manchester Art Gallery

4th October 2016

  Vogue 100: A Century of Style Manchester Art Gallery (MAG) is the first stop for the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition after the launch at The National Portrait Gallery. I’d recently seen the BBC4 programme about British Vogue magazine which followed editor Alexandra Shulman and team as they worked on the next edition of Vogue magazine. The programme gave an insight into what goes into producing the magazine, with a fashion shoot with Patrick Demarchelier and Kate Moss, and some of the…

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