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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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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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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Air Gallery Open 2017 – Altrincham’s Latest Art Space

Air Gallery
15th August 2017

Air Gallery Open 2017 Exhibition Established to promote emerging and early career artists Air Gallery’s annual OPEN Exhibition 2017 commenced on 10th August. It was my first visit and it was a real pleasure to see so many people attending and supporting this new art space. Billed as an eclectic and diverse collection of artwork from around the globe, I think it achieved its aim.   With 40+ exhibitors, some…

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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…

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

Duchamp's Ring 2013-2017
9th May 2017

‘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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Andrew McDonald at Castlefield Gallery Manchester

Arts
2nd May 2017

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…

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

3rd March 2017

….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…

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HOST – Helping Manchester’s Homeless

HOst Hilary Jack
13th February 2017

I met artist Hilary Jack at the recent Castlefield Gallery Launch Pad event and found out more about her commission to provide the Spinnigfields Art Commission 2016 artwork for sponsors Allied London. The commission called HOST, is a series of nine discreet and intricately rendered bronze sculptures of hybrid plants, and will eventually be sold to help the homeless of Manchester through the Manchester Homelessness Partnership. Hilary Jack is well used to…

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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….

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