Contemporay Art in Manchester – My Pick of April Exhibitions

12th April 2017

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,…

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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…

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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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Manchester Arts Scene – My Pick of Things to See

21st February 2017

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…

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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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Castlefield Gallery – Stick or Twist – Now On

7th February 2017

Castlefield Gallery Artists Take Control!   You need to be quick if you want to see this Launch Pad exhibition by Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery. Open from 3rd – 12th February at the galleries Hewitt Street site. Castlefield Launch Pad is one of many initiatives undertaken by the gallery who’s stated vision is for the North to be a place where artists can live and produce work, to nurture that talent, explore…

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Castlefield Gallery – Stick or Twist

3rd January 2017

Castlefield Gallery announce it’s first Launch Pad of 2017 . This year’s launch pad is set to be really interesting concept where you’re not really sure whether you see the artists choice or the curators! Either way I’ll be sure to let you know when I’ve checked it out. The exhibition is only on for 10 days so be sure to add to your diaries Launch Pad: Stick or Twist…

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12 Minutes of Fame

12 Minutes of Fame Walking into Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery (Located on Hewitt Street close to the Deansgate/Castlefield Metrolink stop) early in the afternoon I was looking forward to seeing their annual Head to Head exhibition. The format of this annual event has been reworked so that each artist now presents consecutively. I was keen to see the work of Christian Falsneas. Although from Denmark he is now Berlin based and this was to…

14th November 2016
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