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cotton on. phrasal verb. If you cotton on to something, you understand it or realize it, especially without people telling you about it. [British, informal]’

Well we’re telling you about it! Cotton On MCR will keep you up-to-date with Manchester’s ever-changing art and creative scene.

Here you’ll find listed current and future exhibitions, creative events and more! We’ll keep an eye on who to follow, and feature emerging artists, photographers, makers and creators. You’ll find out what’s on and where, and you will find exhibition reviews and interviews. You can also buy the work of Manchester based creatives on our online shop.

The best bit is, it’s all in one place. We tell you what exhibitions are on and where to find them. No more signing up to each gallery’s mailing list and no more checking countless websites. It’s all here! We’ll feature everything whether it’s on at the big galleries or the small independent venues. Our ethos is to promote the visual arts of Manchester, doing this via the website, social media, the shop and events!

We’re passionate about Manchester and its visual culture, and aim to be the one-stop-shop for everything that is art in Manchester!

Get involved.

About me – The Founder and Writer of Cotton On MCR

Hey. My name is Domino, hello. It’s not Dominic, or Dominique, or even Dominio or Domina. I wasn’t named after the pizza restaurant either. I was actually named after a character in a James Bond film, Thunderball. A film which I still haven’t actually seen.

I have always had a passion for art and I studied Fine Art at University of Lincoln. After Uni, I  was eager to get back to this beautiful city that is Manchester. I was sick of going on each gallery’s website to find out what was on and when. There was no base website that was dedicated to Manchester’s art scene. So that’s how Cotton On MCR was created. We launched in November 2017, and are constantly striving to be the best Manchester art based blog.

This is me in Manila, Philippines, in front of the biggest street art mural I have ever seen!


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Radio interview with Unity Radio fm

Interview with NRTH LASS

Interview with Female Founders Fair