Material | Matters – Saul Hay Gallery – Castlefield

Material Matters
14th August 2017

  Material | Matters – Saul Hay Gallery Material | Matters, is Saul Hay’s latest exhibition and with nine exhibiting artists there’s a lot to see. The quality of the artists work means that having so much to see is a real bonus.  Material | Matters explores the physicality of the artists’ chosen medium, considering our sense of history and the mystical connections we feel to our landscape. A particular…

Read More >>

The Making of a Festival – Elisa Artesero on Manifest Arts Festival 2017

Art in Manchester
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…

Read More >>

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 –…

Read More >>

Beyond Dementia Exhibition at The Whitworth Manchester

Dementia
27th July 2017

‘Beyond Dementia’ New Exhibition at The Whitworth 28th July – 17th September Beyond Dementia Dementia is currently striking fear into many older people, and with the latest figures showing that we now have approaching One Million people living with dementia, this timely exhibition will aim to show that there are ways to live well after diagnosis. ​Beyond Dementia explores the lived experience of dementia, looking beyond the condition and highlighting the…

Read More >>

True Faith – The Joy of Joy Division & New Order at MAG

Joy
20th July 2017

True Faith – Manchester Art Gallery – Until 3rd Sept Joy Division and New Order There is no doubt in my mind, that this will be one of Manchester Art Gallery’s (MAG) most visited exhibitions. With its mix of artwork, video, album covers and installation pieces, including mannequins and the soundtrack of Manchester from the 70’s with Joy Division until todays, still going New Order, there is something for art lovers, music lovers, and…

Read More >>

Anthony Burgess Tribute – No End to Enderby at The Whitworth

Anthony Burgess
17th July 2017

Anthony Burgess Tribute No End to Enderby – The Whitworth Anthony Burgess. The name is synonymous with his novel and later film by Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange. Perhaps lesser known, certainly to many Clockwork Orange fans, were his quartet of comic novels under the pseudonym Joseph Kell which started with Inside Mr Enderby in 1963 concluding with Enderby’s Dark Lady or No End to Enderby in 1984. These comic novels…

Read More >>

Lindsey Bull and Plastique Fantastic at Castlefield Gallery

Useful Links
27th June 2017

Lindsey Bull & Plastique Fantastique at Castlefield Gallery 23 June 2017 — 6 August 2017 Okay. I’m delighted you are visiting BeesBlogs to read my latest review of Lindsey Bull & Plastique Fantastique going Head to Head . But, before we go any further, Go See this latest offering from Castlefield Gallery. It’s a pity that the performance by Plastique Fantastique can’t be repeated as it had everyone watching totally…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

Colourists Exhibition at Saul Hay brings Summer to Manchester

Colour
24th May 2017

Colour, Its All About Us   Colour, it’s a major factor in our lives. Designers are paid amazing amounts of money to create the right atmosphere in everything from shops, restaurants and offices to our homes. Its been proved to affect our moods, reaction to stress and our health. So, seeing the title, I was really looking forward to the preview of Saul Hay’s fourth exhibition ‘Colour & I Are One’ at their…

Read More >>