• Art in Manchester – What’s On in March – Three
  • BeesBlogs art2c in Manchester – March – Two
  • BeesBlogs art2c in Manchester – March – One
  • Paradise Works – ‘Tipping The Scales’ PV 2nd March
  • Manchester Art – Free Arts Festival 3rd March
GM Arts Prize

GM Arts Prize 2017 – Shorlisted Entries

GM Arts Prize 2017 – Shortlist The standard of entry for this years GM Arts Prize is truly inspiring in its breadth of subject and standard of presentation . The panel of Castlefield Gallery Director Helen Wewiora, Artist and Manchester resident Rachael Goodyear, Co-Director of International 3 Paulette Terry Brien, Photographer and Manchester resident Andrew Brooks, and MAN Diesel’s Legal Counsel and Northern Art Collector Louise Durose have, I’m sure, had a…


Andrew McDonald at Castlefield Gallery Manchester

Andrew McDonald at Castlefield Gallery 28th April – 11th June ‘I lose myself in the process of drawing, an escape from the world, but the end result, an art work, is the opposite – a confrontation with the world’ – Andrew McDonald 2016 Let’s begin by saying that this exhibition of animation art by Andrew McDonald is a must see. You cannot see from photographs, the animation in action…obviously! But it is…


Vienna Art: It’s Not All Klimt

Klimt’s Kiss and much, much more! I’ve recently had the good fortune to visit Vienna. Going for a short holiday it was inevitable that I would take in some of the art for which Vienna is famous. This is , after all, the home of Klimt and the Kiss. Having said that, it would have been possible to spend every day visiting one museum or gallery after another, so it was necessary…


Contemporay Art in Manchester – My Pick of April Exhibitions

Aprils Contemporary Art in Manchester Manchester’s contemporary art scene is buzzing now with lots of new exhibitions to see including  Andrew McDonald’s works in animation at Castlefield Gallery ,  post Franco Spain at HOME, Textile artist Barbara Brown at The Whitworth and a challenge to Manchester by contemporary artists from Blackpool! Castlefield Gallery – Andrew McDonald 28th April-11th June I lose myself in the process of drawing, an escape from the world,…

Tim Garner, Ged Mason

Morson Group Mark CEO Ged Masons 30 Years of Service

  Salford’s Morson Group Celebrate Chief Executive Ged Masons 30 years of service.   When colleagues at the Morson Group wanted to mark 30 years of peerless service by Chief Executive, Ged Mason OBE, thoughts naturally turned to one of Ged’s most enduring passions. Alongside his sporting loves of Rugby Union (Sale), football ( “a lifelong red”) and horseracing, is Ged’s enthusiasm  for art, culture and his home city of…


New Topographies Review – Saul Hay Gallery Exhibition

New Topographies – Saul Hay Gallery   I recently attended the preview for Saul Hay Gallery’s latest exhibition “New Topographies” which opened on 17th March. The six exhibiting artists, Julian Bovis, Jen Orpin, Olga Woszczyna, Mandy Payne, Josie Jenkins and Andrew McIntosh – “Mackie”, “explore how we connect emotionally with landscape, the nature of beauty and to review our environment with a fresh perspective, contrasting the temporality of urban landscape with the ageless…


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

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…


….in Dark Times – Castlefield Gallery – Contemporary Art in Manchester

….in Darker Times – Castlefield Gallery The latest exhibition at Castlefield Gallery in Manchester again focuses on emerging talent in the contemporary art field. The exhibition called   …..in Dark Times is tagged “An exhibition on the thingness of things in the age of the thingless medium” features six artists using various media to interpret the exhibitions theme. As Castlefield explain: Much of our contemporary experiences are increasingly mediated by the Internet and…


Bruntwood Prize – Are You Up for the Challenge?

      Playwright? -Are You Up for the Bruntwood Challenge? As a regular visitor to Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, I’ve seen quiet a lot of the output from the Bruntwood Prize over the years. Re-invented after the June 1996 Manchester bombing in a theatre in the round design, The Royal Exchange has hosted some of the best known actors and plays, and provided a platform for not only recognised playwrights, but for new and emerging…


Manchester Arts Scene – My Pick of Things to See

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…