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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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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HOME – ‘A Revolution Betrayed’ New Autumn Season Marks the Centenary of Russian Revolution

HOME
31st July 2017

HOME – Major Autumn Season Marks Centenary of Russian Revolution     Manchester’s HOME has announced a major Autumn season A Revolution Betrayed?, inspired by the centenary of the Russian Revolution. From a short-lived surge of post-revolutionary optimism came tremendous intentions to change the world, an explosion of new aesthetics and a passion for artistic experimentation. A Revolution Betrayed? delves into the history, memory and powerful legacy of the Revolution –…

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Manchester’s Buzzing – Art to See in June

13th June 2017

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 – Women, Chlidren & Loitering Men at MAG

Shirley Baker
2nd June 2017

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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Art For May – Exhibitions to See This Month – One

May
15th May 2017

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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New Topographies Review – Saul Hay Gallery Exhibition

20th March 2017

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…

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