Contemporary Art and Events in Manchester

This latest edition of Art in Manchester has a mix of exhibitions, and events for Manchester’s art and photography lovers including: Chester Tenneson at Cass Art, what promises to be an amazing alldayer event from Cottononmcr, and exhibitions from Paper Gallery.

From Rogue Art Studios News:



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Chester Tenneson. image courtesy Rogue Artists Studios

Cass Art
55-57 Oldham Street
M1 1JR
Opening hours: 10-6pm (Mon-Sat) 11-5pm (Sun)

Chester Tenneson has a solo show, ‘Otherwhere’ opening this Thursday 15th July at Cass Art, Manchester, curated by Kayt Hughes, and runs until 30th July 2021.

The show includes new work, examining transitional moments of the bodily in relation to the everyday. Aspects of delayed adolescence are within the work – reflecting upon his physical transition as a 40+ trans man.

There is not an official private view due to social distancing. Works are viewable during Cass Art opening hours (above)

From Paper Gallery

PAPER #68: Elise Ashby and Lisa Denyer – Strata

Curated by Laura Harris

Exhibition Dates: 14 August – 18 September 2021

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Elise Ashby and Lisa Denver image courtesy Paper Gallery

Strata is two-person exhibition featuring Edinburgh-based artist, Elise Ashby and Manchester-based Lisa Denyer and curated by the Fourdrinier writer, Laura Harris. Over the past year, both artists have been in conversation with Harris in planning this exhibiton at PAPER.  The scheme, initiated by PAPER and generously funded by Arts Council England, that has partnered artists with writers in experimental pairings, each of which will result in an exhibition of new work at the gallery.

PAPER #67: How it started How it’s going

Darren Nixon and Laura Hopkinson, in dialogue withNatalie Bradbury –

Exhibition dates until 7th August

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Image courtesy of Paper Gallery

How it started How it’s going brings together new work on paper by Darren Nixon and Laura Hopkinson, shown in dialogue with The Fourdrinier writer, Natalie Bradbury. For Nixon and Hopkinson as artists, and Bradbury as a writer, the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic have also presented an opportunity to experiment with new media and explore different ways of working. In the past, Nixon and Hopkinson have worked primarily with video, incorporating elements of performance, painting, installation and sculptural intervention. Shown across PAPER and PAPER², the work on display in How it started How it’s going reflects a change of direction for both artists, both of whom are working with paper for the first time.


Cotton On Mcr: All Dayer Event

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Cottononmcr Alldayer

Date: Saturday 14th August Location: Halle St Peters 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF
Opening times: 11am – 6pm
£1 entry for over 18’s or free for those who have workshop tickets.
Organisers contact details:
Founder : (Mrs) Domino Panton-Oakley 07540565533

About the event:

Cottononmcr are combining the best of Manchester’s art scene into one amazing all-dayer event – featuring:
A huge affordable art fair Art workshops
An exhibition
Charity art tombola

Brought to you by the best of Manchester’s creatives this all-day event is the first of its kind!

The huge art fair will feature 70+ stalls of amazing, affordable, art, from paintings to prints and pottery to photography! Featuring the work of creatives living and/or working in the Greater Manchester region, making sure they promote the finest, local talent this incredible city has to offer.
During the event they will be running two amazing art workshops, an Introduction to Acrylic techniques, and an Introduction to Marbling techniques. These will hosted by Chelsea School of Art Fine Art graduate, Louise Garman. Louise will be on hand to help, guide and answer all your questions. These workshops are ticketed and tickets are available from the Cotton On MCR website and from Eventbrite.

Cottononmcr will also be hosting a pop-up art exhibition too!
Carlos Ferg, the winner of the best piece at their  ‘In Manchester’ art exhibition, will be exhibiting his very own solo show of work at the event. Carlos’s most recent work is a hyper-real, dark mix of the traditional and the contemporary and is breathtaking to see in the flesh. This exhibition is not one to be missed!

As part of the fair they will be raising money for the fantastic charity, Booth Centre. ‘The Booth Centre’ is a day centre that offers advice, activities and support to homeless people in Manchester.’ You can win anything from art supplies to stationary, to prints and paintings! All the money raised goes to a great cause.
Put all this Manchester, arty, goodness in one big pot, in an awesome location and you have got yourself a pretty awesome all-day art event!