• Art in Manchester – Contempory art for November
  • Art in Manchester – New Contemporary Art Exhibitions
  • Art in Manchester – New Exhibitions of Contemporary Art to See This Week
  • Colin Taylor  – LightSpace: A Year in the Round – Royal Exchange
  • Art in Manchester – Castlefield Gallery: 35 years of Sculpture, Berni Searle & Victoria Baths
Tim Garner, Ged Mason

Morson Group Mark CEO Ged Masons 30 Years of Service

  Salford’s Morson Group Celebrate Chief Executive Ged Masons 30 years of service.   When colleagues at the Morson Group wanted to mark 30 years of peerless service by Chief Executive, Ged Mason OBE, thoughts naturally turned to one of Ged’s most enduring passions. Alongside his sporting loves of Rugby Union (Sale), football ( “a lifelong red”) and horseracing, is Ged’s enthusiasm  for art, culture and his home city of…

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New Topographies Review – Saul Hay Gallery Exhibition

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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My Pick of Manchester’s Contemporary Art to See in March

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

….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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Bruntwood Prize – Are You Up for the Challenge?

      Playwright? -Are You Up for the Bruntwood Challenge? As a regular visitor to Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, I’ve seen quiet a lot of the output from the Bruntwood Prize over the years. Re-invented after the June 1996 Manchester bombing in a theatre in the round design, The Royal Exchange has hosted some of the best known actors and plays, and provided a platform for not only recognised playwrights, but for new and emerging…

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Manchester Arts Scene – My Pick of Things to See

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 Hilary Jack

HOST – Helping Manchester’s Homeless

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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Performance (Franko B) by Enzo Marra

Saul Hays Contemporary Art at The Portico Library

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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Castlefield Gallery – Stick or Twist – Now On

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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Manchester’s “Factory” Arts Project Gets Planning Go-Ahead

Factory – Manchester’s New Cultural Centre Planning approval was granted on the 12th January for The Factory, Manchester’s new £110m cultural hub. Located on the site of the old Granada studio’s and designed by the world-famous Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) founded by Rem Koolhaas, it promises to put Manchester at the forefront of culture in the North and give London a run for it’s money. The project is OMA’s first major public…

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