Manchester’s ‘Buzzin’ art scene

18th October 2018

  ‘Buzzin’ Manchester’s contemporary art scene certainly is! After a fantastic week in which we saw the George Owells son Richard Blair, open Saul Hay Gallery’s latest exhibition ‘Room 103’ Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair at Manchester Central, which was the best yet. (The fair continues to get better every year and is firm favourite on the Manchester art calendar), we also had Paradise Works Open 2018 and the re-launch…

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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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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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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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Art in Manchester – What’s On in March – Three

BeesBlogs
18th March 2018

Art in Manchester – What’s On In March More Art in Manchester from BeesBlogs in what has been great month for art-lovers. I’ve also put in some Snippets as a reminder of some exhibitions still on if you haven’t yet had time to get around them, including: ‘Looking Forward at Saul Hay Gallery, Alison Wilding at The Whitworth, Manchester artist Chris Cyprus at Contemporary Six,  Paradise works hosts  Tipping the…

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BeesBlogs art2c in Manchester – March – Two

Beesblogs art2c in Manchester
9th March 2018

BeesBlogs art2c in Manchester – March – Two BeesBlogs has a selection of exhibitions starting this coming week or just started, plus, one that any lover of photography will be delighted to see. The Hepworth, Wakefield ‘Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain’ starting 22nd June – definitely One for the Diary (more information below) So, we have Lesley Halliwell in residence at Zellig Arts, Sara Ricardi in conversation with artists…

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Nicola Dale ‘The Things That Look Back’ The Portico Library

Nicola Dale
5th January 2018

  Nicola Dale at The Portico Library 11th Jan – 10th Feb 2018 The Portico Library is one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings. Opened in 1806 as a Library and Newsroom and inspired by a visit to The Athenaeum Liverpool some 10 years earlier by surgeon Michael Ward and his friend Robert Robinson, Thomas Harrison’s classical revival design has stood the test of time. Although The Portico has hosted art…

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OA Studios – New Artist Led Space joins Greater Manchester’s Vibrant Art Scene

OA Studios
28th November 2017

OA Studios. A Welcome Addition to Greater Manchester’s Vibrant Art Scene     Hot on the heels of the Paradise Works launch comes OA Studios. I visited the King Street, Salford based Studios new artist led space, complete with its own exhibition gallery, the morning after the night before’s launch party. …..which I think was a great success!   A 5 minutes walk from Victoria Station and just off Blackfriars…

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Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer

Andrew Brooks
5th October 2017

Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer Andrew Brooks is an acclaimed North West photographer, artist, and filmmaker and winner of the GM Arts Prize 2016. Originally from Cambridgeshire, Andrew came to Manchester more than 20 years ago, via Stockport College where he studied Documentary Photography. His photography, taking inspiration from the likes of JMW Turner and the Romantic era, produces works of immense depth engineered  with…

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Last Chance – Art2c – Exhibitions Ending Soon

Art2c
24th August 2017

Art2c – Exhibitions now on…but Ending Soon   Summer is nearly over and some great exhibitions are also coming to an end. If you’ve not already seen them, make the time. Manchester has some great art……and these are all free!   Cross Street Arts | Air Gallery | Saul Hay | Manchester Art Gallery |                           The Whitworth…

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