• Art in Manchester – Festival Photography, Lemon Projects. Are You Still There?
  • Art in Manchester – Seamus Killick, StockpART and Wigan Galleries
  • Art in Manchester: Moscow, Kinder Scout & Nippelle Collective
  • Art in Manchester – Kate Davies, 100 plus artists and Poetry in Longsight
  • Art in Manchester: Techniques, Mystic Lamb and Disabled Activism

Strange and Familiar – Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

 International Photographers View of Great Britain   Let’s set the scene from the outset. This is a great exhibition of photography. Curated by one of Britain’s best known social documentary photographers Martin Parr (who studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic) and coming from a successful exhibition at The Barbican in London, it brings to Manchester Art Gallery more than 200 photographs from international photographers. As someone who appreciates most art, and actually likes quiet a…

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Rachel Maclean – Wot u :-) about? at HOME Manchester

 Rachel Maclean at HOME Manchester The sheer vibrancy of Rachel Maclean’s new solo exhibition at HOME Manchester, quiet takes your breath away. This major exhibition by the acclaimed Scottish artist forms part of HOME’s winter season and, for me, a must see for anyone prepared to be entertained, shocked and amused by the breadth of this presentation.   Rachel Maclean – Wot U 🙂 About? Centred on a linked body…

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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…

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Vogue 100 Exhibition – Manchester Art Gallery

  Vogue 100: A Century of Style Manchester Art Gallery (MAG) is the first stop for the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition after the launch at The National Portrait Gallery. I’d recently seen the BBC4 programme about British Vogue magazine which followed editor Alexandra Shulman and team as they worked on the next edition of Vogue magazine. The programme gave an insight into what goes into producing the magazine, with a fashion shoot with Patrick Demarchelier and Kate Moss, and some of the…

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Art in the Open

  Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The name say’s it all. Most people know that Manchester isn’t in Yorkshire, and also that here at Beesblogs we concentrate mainly on the Manchester art scene. But….as far as I know, we don’t currently have anything like the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.(YSP) It’s fair to say we have some tremendous sculpture at Manchester’s museums and galleries; but after a recent visit, on what was a great weather day…

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Anya Gallaccio’s Sculpture Tree at The Whitworth Manchester

Featured Image: Anya Gallaccio, Untitled 2016, The Whitworth, Courtesy of the Whitworth. Photo: David Oates The Whitworth’s Sculpture Tree What do you do when having work done at your property and you find a tree in your garden has sadly died? If your The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester you get internationally acclaimed British artist Anya Gallaccio to produce a sculpture tree this being only her second permanent sculpture to replace it. The London…

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