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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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The Picnic Manchester Art Gallery 1909

Manchester’s Monet – Wynford Dewhurst

  Manchester’s Monet.   When you think of painters associated with  Manchester, Newton Heath’s Wynford Dewhurst may not be the first to spring to mind. “Manchester’s Monet” is quiet a title for any artist painting in the impressionist style. Wynford Dewhurst has the title and his paintings do indeed echo those of Dewhurst’s inspiration, Claude Monet. In the first retrospective of Dewhurst’s work since his death 1941, Author and Curator Roger Brown has…

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Castlefield Gallery – Stick or Twist

Castlefield Gallery announce it’s first Launch Pad of 2017 . This year’s launch pad is set to be really interesting concept where you’re not really sure whether you see the artists choice or the curators! Either way I’ll be sure to let you know when I’ve checked it out. The exhibition is only on for 10 days so be sure to add to your diaries Launch Pad: Stick or Twist…

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Punk Professor John Hyatt at HOME Manchester

    This new solo show from John Hyatt HOME, Manchester, is definitely one for your diaries. With its mixture of art, a live music pop-up club and installations it promises to be a real event. Look out for my blog on the exhibition once it’s opened. HOME ANNOUNCES SOLO SHOW BY ARTIST, MUSICIAN AND PUNK PROFESSOR JOHN HYATT John Hyatt: Rock Art  Sat 4 Feb – Wed 29 Mar 2017…

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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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