BeesBlogs – New Art2c in Manchester this February Part One

25th January 2018

BeesBlogs has lots of new art2c in Manchester this February with many new exhibitions getting underway. In this blog: Looking Forward at Saul Hay,  Fe/Male at Altrincham’s Air Gallery, Landscape artist Harry Ousey at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, and Richard Diggle at 53two Theatre. In New Art2c in Manchester this February Part Two will be Castlefield Gallery, Zellij Art at the Alexandria Library, Sophie Tyrrell at The Portico Library,…


What’s On? – BeesBlogs Art2c in Manchester

Art2c in January
15th January 2018

What’s On? – BeesBlogs Art2c in Manchester What’s On? Well there’s a lot Art2c in Manchester’s already ….and it’s only January!  An interesting collaboration between Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Craft and Design and the Redeye Photography Network try to help answer the eternal question every artist ask every day. “When can I give up the day Job?” With workshops and advice from those who have managed to go full-time creative, it’s…


Nicola Dale ‘The Things That Look Back’ The Portico Library

Nicola Dale
5th January 2018

  Nicola Dale at The Portico Library 11th Jan – 10th Feb 2018 The Portico Library is one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings. Opened in 1806 as a Library and Newsroom and inspired by a visit to The Athenaeum Liverpool some 10 years earlier by surgeon Michael Ward and his friend Robert Robinson, Thomas Harrison’s classical revival design has stood the test of time. Although The Portico has hosted art…


The Making of a Festival – Elisa Artesero on Manifest Arts Festival 2017

Elisa Artesero
7th August 2017

Manifest Arts Festival 2017   Manifest Arts Festival returned this year, for its second outing. This year also saw a step change in the festival with more artists and venues across Greater Manchester. An artist led festival, with its aim of promoting North West artists, Manifest programmed its 5 days to run along-side the multi-million pound Manchester International Festival. With 33+ venues and 250 artists  putting on this festival was bound to be a challenge…


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…


Saul Hays Contemporary Art at The Portico Library

Performance (Franko B) by Enzo Marra
12th February 2017

Contemporary Art in Britain I popped into the Saul Hay gallery recently and was delighted to speak with one its owners Catherine Hay. Passionate about their new venture into the art-world, the gallery has not long been open and had exhibition TWO – Northern Abstracts as its current in-house offering of contemporary art by established contemporary artists from the North West. Catherine also told me of the exciting new exhibition at Manchester’s beautiful Portico Library….