Bee in the City Launch and Art2c in Manchester this December

Bee
4th December 2017

In Art2c in December we have: Bee in the City Launch | Peter Hodgson retrospective at Castlefield Gallery. | Mike Chavez-Dawson in Conversation with Sara Riccardi at Saul Hay Gallery | John Stezaker at The Whitworth | Winter Exhibition at Contemporary Six | Hidden Treasure at The Portico Library |    Bee in the City 2018 – Manchester will be Buzzin next Summer   Manchester officially launched the Bee in…

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OA Studios – New Artist Led Space joins Greater Manchester’s Vibrant Art Scene

OA Studios
28th November 2017

OA Studios. A Welcome Addition to Greater Manchester’s Vibrant Art Scene     Hot on the heels of the Paradise Works launch comes OA Studios. I visited the King Street, Salford based Studios new artist led space, complete with its own exhibition gallery, the morning after the night before’s launch party. …..which I think was a great success!   A 5 minutes walk from Victoria Station and just off Blackfriars…

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Art2c in Manchester – BeesBlogs Round up of Art2c in November

Art2c in Manchester
14th November 2017

Artc2c in Manchester There’s an amazing amount of Art2c in Manchester this November. With a new exhibition ‘Is Seeing Believing’ at Saul Hay Gallery, Lemn Sissay announcing the Manchester Histories Festival 2018,  Castlefield Gallery have their latest Launch Pad exhibition. Artist Kate Collins talks about her career at Contemporary Six, More news of Paradise Works, the new artist-led studio’s in Salford, Cecily Brown’s Shipwreck Drawings at The Whitworth, who also…

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Art2c in Manchester – November Snippets

November Snippets
31st October 2017

November Snippets – Art2c in Manchester this month Now that the Manchester Contemporary and Buy Art Fair are over what can Manchester art lovers see in November? Hetain Patel  Raqs Media Collective | HOME | Air Gallery | The Old Courts | Saul Hay Gallery | Bury Art Museum  Hetain Patel – ‘Don’t Look at the Finger’ at Manchester Art Gallery   The current must see for me is part…

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Bruntwood Prize for Playwrighting 2017 – Shorlist Announced

26th October 2017

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2017 Shortlist   Top left to bottom right: Alan McKendrick, Archie Maddox, Daniel Foxsmith, Joshua Val Martin, Kevin Doyle, Laurie Nunn, Rebecca Callard, Sharon Clark, Tim Foley and Timothy X Atack. Photographer: The Other Richards. Bruntwood Prize Awards Ceremony: 13 November 2017 I have to declare that as a member and season ticket holder at the Royal Exchange Theatre, I look forward to the Bruntwood Prize…

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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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New North & South- Major Exhibitions Programme Across Manchester Gallery’s

New North & South
7th September 2017

New North & South Major Exhibition New – 29th Sept – Various Dates   Showing across  – The Whitworth | Manchester Musuem | Manchester Musuem of Science & Industry | Manchester Art Gallery | HOME |   Manchester is in for a veritable feast of Art, Music, Film and Performance with  this multi site programme marking the 70th anniversary of partition and the creation of India, Pakistan and later Bangladesh. For…

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The Reformation – John Rylands Library Manchester

Reformation
29th August 2017

  Although not my usual ‘What’s On’ blog of Contemporary Art, this exhibition ‘The Reformation’ from  The John Rylands Library in Manchester, one of Manchester’s iconic buildings and next to some of the ultra modern building of Spinningfields, focuses on a subject which continues to fascinate. And not just historians. Take the success of Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’, and many still remember Keith Michelle’s portrayal of Henry VIII from TV’s…

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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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