George Orwell tribute in Castlefield and Placebo at The Lowry – BeesBlogs Art in Manchester

8th October 2018

George Orwell in Manchester? Saul Hay  shortlisted by Northern Soul for Small Business of the Year 2018, present their latest exhibition ‘Room 103 – a visual tribute to George Orwell‘ and the great mans son Richard Blair will be at the opening on 6th October. We also have international contemporary dance at The Lowry with Placebo. Risa Takita at The Portico and Charwei Tsai and Mandy Barker at Centre for…

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Contemporary art events in Manchester – and beyond!

25th September 2018

Welcome to BeesBlogs contemporary art to see in Manchester, plus a couple a little further afield but well worth a look. We have Sarah Gilman at Beechams Gallery, St Helens, Bolton based Neo:Artists latest exhibition. News of Asia Triennial events at various venues plus Saima Rasheed at Zellij Arts. The fantastic photographer Lee Miller exhibition Surrealism in Britain at The Hepworth (ends 7th October) Hannah Leighton-Boyce at Warrington Museum and…

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Ben Eine, Deborah Grice, William Kentridge – BeesBlogs Art in Manchester

17th September 2018

Ben Eine, Deborah Grice, William Kentridge – BeesBlogs art in Manchester.   Ben Eine kicks off the latest BeesBlogs post with the international muralist creating a homagé to ‘Brit Noir’ filmed in 1960’s Manchester, at the iconic Refuge building, now The Principal Hotel. Saul Hay launch their latest exhibition from New Lights Prize winner Deborah Grice. The Whitworth has South African artist William Kentridge’s animated drawings and film in its…

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BeesBlogs- Art in Manchester – September

28th August 2018

BeesBlogs contemporary art in Manchester   BeesBlogs starts September’s blog with a major new exhibition at The Whitworth, from contemporary artist Alice Kettle whose current focus is on stitched textiles. Unusually, BeesBlogs has included the main text of the media release so that the reader can get the full background to this amazing project which engages with migrants and the refugee crisis. The project also has involvement from The Travelling…

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Manchester contemporary arts from BeesBlogs

Manchester contemporary
16th August 2018

Manchester contemporary arts from BeesBlogs   In this latest edition of Manchester contemporary arts from  BeesBlogs we have: Manchester artist Richard Heys ‘Homecoming’ exhibition at the Millyard Gallery in Saddleworth.  ‘Self and Other’ at Neo Artists. ‘Furnished Archipelago’ and Apparel’ at Paradise Works and news of the Manchester Contemporary Art Fund winners. Plus Air Gallery OPEN 2018 is still on and well worth a visit as is Saul Hay’s ‘Being…

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Art Exhibitions in Manchester July 3

23rd July 2018

Art Exhibitions – Summer in the City – July 3 Being Allowed To Look – Saul Hay Gallery 28th July to 16th September.   Contemporary art at its best comes to Saul Hay at the end of July. It is rare that we have an opportunity to slow, stop and look, really look, at our fellow humans.The artists in this exhibition have and in doing so, as contemporary artists, have…

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Art exhibitions in Manchester – Summer in the City 2

art exhibitions
9th July 2018

Art Exhibitions  – Summer in the City 2 Welcome to this bumper edition of art exhibitions from BeesBlogs. We have new exhibitions from Bankley Gallery & Studios, with ‘Prop Me Up’, The Turnpike, Leigh, with an exhibition of work by the late Dave Pearson.  Paradise Works has a solo exhibition from Richard Shields, The Hepworth, Wakefield, have Modern British Photography from the Hyman Collection. Artzu have a new show of…

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Summer in the City – Contemporary art in Manchester – July

Summer
29th June 2018

Summer in the City – Contemporary art in Manchester – July   I hope you’re all enjoying Summer in the City. The beautiful weather makes you want to go out and make the most of the light nights and warm temperatures. So why not get out and see some of Manchester’s latest exhibitions of contemporary art. I say contemporary, this blog has the not so contemporary Goya and Hogarth exhibition…

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What’s On – Manchester contemporary art – June 2

15th June 2018

What’s On – Manchester contemporary art   Already half way through June and the art just keeps on coming. I must start by making mention of two exhibition previews I went to recently. Saul Hay Gallery in Castlefield have ‘Shortlist’ with artists from recent art prize competitions. It really is a great exhibition and must have challenged the curating skills of gallery Directors Catherine and Ian Hay. That the exhibition…

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Bridgewater Hall – What Love Would Want – Couples Wanted to Participate

Bridgewater Hall
24th May 2018

Bridgewater Hall – WHAT LOVE WOULD WANT Sunday 17th June   A music, film, photography and dance installation   Behind the Scenes, 11am – 6pm, free Live performance of music and dance, followed by a Q & A with the artists, 7.30pm – 9pm, free, tickets must be reserved in advance This June, world-class performance artist Lindsay Kemp, singer songwriter Tim Arnold and photographer Andy Fallon will be creating a…

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