• Art exhibitions in Manchester – Summer in the City 2
  • Summer in the City – Contemporary art in Manchester – July
  • What’s On – Manchester  contemporary art – June 2
  • Contemporary art in Manchester this June
  • Bridgewater Hall – What Love Would Want – Couples Wanted to Participate
Shirley Baker

Shirley Baker – Women, Chlidren & Loitering Men at MAG

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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Colour

Colourists Exhibition at Saul Hay brings Summer to Manchester

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…

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May

Art for May- Exhibitions to See – Part Two

May Exhibitions – Contemporary Art x 3 This second Art for May is unusual in that the galleries featured are under one roof. All are artist led and feature emerging talent. They are also typical of a number of gallery space projects in Manchester which aim to nurture the wealth of talent which Manchester has to offer. All the galleries below are open 11am – 5pm every Saturday One – PS Mirabel ‘Menzel’s Foot’…

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May

Art For May – Exhibitions to See This Month – One

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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Art in Manchester

Artist Helen Davies Wins GM Arts Prize 2017

Artist Helen Davies wins GM Arts Prize 2017 The winner of this years GM Arts Prize is Manchester artist Helen Davies for her work entitled ‘Delicate Details 2017’     Winning Entry Helen Davies- ‘Delicate Details‘ With such a display of great contemporary art from so many talented artists choosing a winner and three runners-up was always going to be difficult. The judging panel of last years winner Adam Brooks, Castlefield Gallery’s Director Helen…

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Duchamp's Ring 2013-2017

Duchamp’s Ring 2013 -2017′ by Mike Chavez-Dawson at MAG

‘Duchamp’s Ring 2013-2017’ by Mike Chavez-Dawson at Manchester Art Gallery I had the good fortune, thanks to my Twitter account @beesarthaus, to contact artist and curator Mike Chavez-Dawson. The result of our Twitter exchange, an invite from Manchester’s Rogue Artists Studio’s, Chavez-Dawson to see the run through for the performance and a new song ‘Buddha of the Bathroom’ at Manchester Art Gallery.(the song is also the title of the famous article written in the…

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GM Arts Prize

GM Arts Prize 2017 – Shorlisted Entries

GM Arts Prize 2017 – Shortlist The standard of entry for this years GM Arts Prize is truly inspiring in its breadth of subject and standard of presentation . The panel of Castlefield Gallery Director Helen Wewiora, Artist and Manchester resident Rachael Goodyear, Co-Director of International 3 Paulette Terry Brien, Photographer and Manchester resident Andrew Brooks, and MAN Diesel’s Legal Counsel and Northern Art Collector Louise Durose have, I’m sure, had a…

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Arts

Andrew McDonald at Castlefield Gallery Manchester

Andrew McDonald at Castlefield Gallery 28th April – 11th June ‘I lose myself in the process of drawing, an escape from the world, but the end result, an art work, is the opposite – a confrontation with the world’ – Andrew McDonald 2016 Let’s begin by saying that this exhibition of animation art by Andrew McDonald is a must see. You cannot see from photographs, the animation in action…obviously! But it is…

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Klimt

Vienna Art: It’s Not All Klimt

Klimt’s Kiss and much, much more! I’ve recently had the good fortune to visit Vienna. Going for a short holiday it was inevitable that I would take in some of the art for which Vienna is famous. This is , after all, the home of Klimt and the Kiss. Having said that, it would have been possible to spend every day visiting one museum or gallery after another, so it was necessary…

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Contemporay Art in Manchester – My Pick of April Exhibitions

Aprils Contemporary Art in Manchester Manchester’s contemporary art scene is buzzing now with lots of new exhibitions to see including  Andrew McDonald’s works in animation at Castlefield Gallery ,  post Franco Spain at HOME, Textile artist Barbara Brown at The Whitworth and a challenge to Manchester by contemporary artists from Blackpool! Castlefield Gallery – Andrew McDonald 28th April-11th June I lose myself in the process of drawing, an escape from the world,…

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