Shirley Baker – Women, Chlidren & Loitering Men at MAG

Shirley Baker
2nd June 2017

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

Duchamp's Ring 2013-2017
9th May 2017

‘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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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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Manchester’s Monet – Wynford Dewhurst

The Picnic Manchester Art Gallery 1909
18th January 2017

  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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Strange and Familiar – Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

2nd December 2016

 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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Vogue 100 Exhibition – Manchester Art Gallery

4th October 2016

  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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