Air Gallery Open 2017 – Altrincham’s Latest Art Space

Air Gallery
15th August 2017

Air Gallery Open 2017 Exhibition Established to promote emerging and early career artists Air Gallery’s annual OPEN Exhibition 2017 commenced on 10th August. It was my first visit and it was a real pleasure to see so many people attending and supporting this new art space. Billed as an eclectic and diverse collection of artwork from around the globe, I think it achieved its aim.   With 40+ exhibitors, some…

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HOME – ‘A Revolution Betrayed’ New Autumn Season Marks the Centenary of Russian Revolution

HOME
31st July 2017

HOME – Major Autumn Season Marks Centenary of Russian Revolution     Manchester’s HOME has announced a major Autumn season A Revolution Betrayed?, inspired by the centenary of the Russian Revolution. From a short-lived surge of post-revolutionary optimism came tremendous intentions to change the world, an explosion of new aesthetics and a passion for artistic experimentation. A Revolution Betrayed? delves into the history, memory and powerful legacy of the Revolution –…

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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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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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New Topographies Review – Saul Hay Gallery Exhibition

20th March 2017

New Topographies – Saul Hay Gallery   I recently attended the preview for Saul Hay Gallery’s latest exhibition “New Topographies” which opened on 17th March. The six exhibiting artists, Julian Bovis, Jen Orpin, Olga Woszczyna, Mandy Payne, Josie Jenkins and Andrew McIntosh – “Mackie”, “explore how we connect emotionally with landscape, the nature of beauty and to review our environment with a fresh perspective, contrasting the temporality of urban landscape with the ageless…

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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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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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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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