Manchester’s Buzzing – Art to See in June

13th June 2017

June Exhibitions – Art in Manchester June has so much to see in and around Manchester that I’ve put together a bumper edition of BeesBlogs to try to get it all in! So read through and pick your favourites to see this month: Lindsey Bull and Plastique Fantastique at Castlefield Gallery, Cornelia Parker and Raqib Shaw at The Whitworth, Shirley Baker’s Photography at Manchester Art Gallery, Hi-5 at ArtWork Atelier in Salford, ‘Colour & I Are One’ at…

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Art For May – Exhibitions to See This Month – One

May
15th May 2017

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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GM Arts Prize 2017 – Shorlisted Entries

GM Arts Prize
5th May 2017

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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Andrew McDonald at Castlefield Gallery Manchester

Arts
2nd May 2017

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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Contemporay Art in Manchester – My Pick of April Exhibitions

12th April 2017

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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My Pick of Manchester’s Contemporary Art to See in March

9th March 2017

Manchester’s Contemporary Art to See – March Manchester’s Contemporary Art scene is absolutely buzzing with good things to see in March so I decided to give an overview of exhibitions, on, or coming this month which I think you will find really interesting. I’ve also included information on the  GM Arts Prize.  for contemporary artists in the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities. I’m sure there are some I’ve not mentioned and if you…

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….in Dark Times – Castlefield Gallery – Contemporary Art in Manchester

3rd March 2017

….in Darker Times – Castlefield Gallery The latest exhibition at Castlefield Gallery in Manchester again focuses on emerging talent in the contemporary art field. The exhibition called   …..in Dark Times is tagged “An exhibition on the thingness of things in the age of the thingless medium” features six artists using various media to interpret the exhibitions theme. As Castlefield explain: Much of our contemporary experiences are increasingly mediated by the Internet and…

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Manchester Arts Scene – My Pick of Things to See

21st February 2017

Manchester Arts Scene There’s a lot going on in the Manchester Arts and Culture Scene at the moment and I thought a brief  update would be a good idea. I haven’t included everything, not enough time,  but here’s an overview of some of the one’s I find most interesting. Saul Hay at The Portico The Portico Library, a historic and beautiful old building on Moseley Street, Manchester, are hosting Saul Hay exhibition of Contemporary Art.  Saul…

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HOST – Helping Manchester’s Homeless

HOst Hilary Jack
13th February 2017

I met artist Hilary Jack at the recent Castlefield Gallery Launch Pad event and found out more about her commission to provide the Spinnigfields Art Commission 2016 artwork for sponsors Allied London. The commission called HOST, is a series of nine discreet and intricately rendered bronze sculptures of hybrid plants, and will eventually be sold to help the homeless of Manchester through the Manchester Homelessness Partnership. Hilary Jack is well used to…

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Castlefield Gallery – Stick or Twist – Now On

7th February 2017

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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