Martin Parr – ‘Return to Manchester – Manchester Art Gallery

Martin Parr
12th November 2018

Martin Parr curated the fantastic Strange and Familiar – Britain as revealed by international photographers.  at Manchester Art Gallery almost exactly 2 years ago.  It followed closely on the heels, pun intended, of the Vogue 100 Exhibition a superb exhibition which showed iconic fashion photography at its very best. The contrast with the gritty, socially historic photography showing our country as seen by a range of international photographers was literally…

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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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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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Contemporary art in Manchester September- 2

11th September 2018

That contemporary art is flourishing in Manchester cannot be in doubt when you read the breadth of exhibitions below. From solo exhibitions to collaborations spanning the globe there’s an amazing amount to see and to enjoy! Elizabeth Kwant – IN TRANSIT | CANADA HOUSE Exhibition Open: Saturday 15th September 12 – 5pm Canada House | 3 Chepstow Street | Manchester | M1 5FW     Manchester based artist Elizabeth Kwant’s work…

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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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BeesBlogs – Art Exhibitions in Manchester

BeesBlogs
2nd August 2018

BeesBlogs – August Art Exhibitions in Manchester and other news!     BeesBlogs round up of new and currently showing art exhibitions in Manchester early this August, plus a few other snippets! Last Friday found me at the PV of Saul Hay Gallery’s new exhibition ‘Being Allowed to Look‘ which was a real treat of contemporary art and sculpture, and also an opportunity to chat to exhibiting artists Peter Davis,…

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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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