• Saul Hay Anniversary Exhibition – BeesBlogs Interviews Co-Directors Catherine & Ian Hay
  • Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer
  • Art Snippets – More of What’s On in Manchester
  • Snippets – Our New What’s On Round-up
  • Art2c – Do you Remember Islington Mill? & Saul Hay Anniversary Exhibition
Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess Tribute – No End to Enderby at The Whitworth

Anthony Burgess Tribute No End to Enderby – The Whitworth Anthony Burgess. The name is synonymous with his novel and later film by Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange. Perhaps lesser known, certainly to many Clockwork Orange fans, were his quartet of comic novels under the pseudonym Joseph Kell which started with Inside Mr Enderby in 1963 concluding with Enderby’s Dark Lady or No End to Enderby in 1984. These comic novels…

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Manifest Arts Festival 5-9th July

Manifest Arts Festival 2017 5th-9th July Manifest Arts Festival 2017 Launches tomorrow at the New Adelphi Gallery on the University of Salford campus (close to Salford Crescent station) The Manifest Festival starts its second year with a stronger than ever offering of mainly artist curated contemporary art in venues across Manchester and Salford, plus one in Bolton. Directors John Lynch, Elisa Artesero and Roger Bygott have brought together some of…

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Lindsey Bull

Lindsey Bull and Plastique Fantastic at Castlefield Gallery

Lindsey Bull & Plastique Fantastique at Castlefield Gallery 23 June 2017 — 6 August 2017 Okay. I’m delighted you are visiting BeesBlogs to read my latest review of Lindsey Bull & Plastique Fantastique going Head to Head . But, before we go any further, Go See this latest offering from Castlefield Gallery. It’s a pity that the performance by Plastique Fantastique can’t be repeated as it had everyone watching totally…

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Manchester’s Buzzing – Art to See in June

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

Shirley Baker – Women, Chlidren & Loitering Men at MAG

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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Colour

Colourists Exhibition at Saul Hay brings Summer to Manchester

Colour, Its All About Us   Colour, it’s a major factor in our lives. Designers are paid amazing amounts of money to create the right atmosphere in everything from shops, restaurants and offices to our homes. Its been proved to affect our moods, reaction to stress and our health. So, seeing the title, I was really looking forward to the preview of Saul Hay’s fourth exhibition ‘Colour & I Are One’ at their…

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May

Art for May- Exhibitions to See – Part Two

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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May

Art For May – Exhibitions to See This Month – One

Art For May We have a real mix of contemporary art for May with Castlefield based independent Saul Hay’s Colour & I Are One, Castlefield Gallery’s solo exhibition of animation art by Andrew McDonald Manchester Art Gallery’s  new acquisition Buddha of the Bathroom, and To Be Human, and Strange and Familiar – Britain as Revealed by International Photographers   Colour & I Are One – Saul Hay Gallery 20th May – 16th July Featuring artists – Gareth…

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Arts Prize

Artist Helen Davies Wins GM Arts Prize 2017

Artist Helen Davies wins GM Arts Prize 2017 The winner of this years GM Arts Prize is Manchester artist Helen Davies for her work entitled ‘Delicate Details 2017’     Winning Entry Helen Davies- ‘Delicate Details‘ With such a display of great contemporary art from so many talented artists choosing a winner and three runners-up was always going to be difficult. The judging panel of last years winner Adam Brooks, Castlefield Gallery’s Director Helen…

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Duchamp's Ring 2013-2017

Duchamp’s Ring 2013 -2017′ by Mike Chavez-Dawson at MAG

‘Duchamp’s Ring 2013-2017’ by Mike Chavez-Dawson at Manchester Art Gallery I had the good fortune, thanks to my Twitter account @beesarthaus, to contact artist and curator Mike Chavez-Dawson. The result of our Twitter exchange, an invite from Manchester’s Rogue Artists Studio’s, Chavez-Dawson to see the run through for the performance and a new song ‘Buddha of the Bathroom’ at Manchester Art Gallery.(the song is also the title of the famous article written in the…

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