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Exhibition Preview: ‘Habitat’

Exhibition Preview: ‘Habitat’

We have written a couple of articles across Cotton On MCR and Cotton On Leeds discussing women artists and lack there of showing their work in galleries. One gallery right in the heart of Manchester City Centre is doing their bit to change the scale and balance out their statistics, with a new, female-led exhibition named ‘Habitat.’

Exhibition Open Calls: Who should pay?

Exhibition Open Calls: Who should pay?

Hosting exhibitions cost money, but there is controversy about asking artists to pay for open calls. So why are we asking artists to pay to be part of our events?

Manc of the Month: Andy Smith

Manc of the Month: Andy Smith

Our February’s Manc of the Month is the one and only Andy Smith. His work is so varied, from cityscapes to life-drawing, more sculptural pieces to abstract work.

What’s On: February

What’s On: February

Cotton On MCR present What’s On February – a list of upcoming art exhibitions and art events in Greater manchester this month.

Welcome to Cotton On Creative

Welcome to Cotton On Creative

We have a new umbrella name here at Cotton On MCR – we are now Cotton On Creative! As we have more cities, we need a new name to embody them all.

What’s On January

What’s On January

Cotton On MCR present What’s On January. A list of the best art exhibitions and art events happening in Greater Manchester this month.

Art Thoughts: Amelia

Art Thoughts: Amelia

Like many of us, when I came across the Van Gogh Alive experience advertised on my Instagram feed, my first thought was ‘I NEED to go to that’.

Manc of the Month: Alfred Halliday

Manc of the Month: Alfred Halliday

For our December Manc of the Month, we had a chat with the fantastic Alfred Halliday! Alfred is a Manchester-based abstract artist whose work is full of colour.

What’s On: December

What’s On: December

Top Exhibitions and Art Events in Greater Manchester this December. Whilst you’re out in the city month, don’t forget to visit some of these events and exhibitions!

ART THOUGHTS: RHIANWEN

ART THOUGHTS: RHIANWEN

LIFE AFTER UNI AND NAVIGATING THE ART WORLD It’s been about 6 months since graduating my degree in Fine Art and Art History at MMU, and in that time, I’ve discovered lots about myself, my practice, and a bit about navigating the Manchester art scene. One of the hard...