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Artist review: Stephen Snoddy

Artist review: Stephen Snoddy

You’ll know when you see a artwork by Stephen Snoddy, he has a very distinctive style. I think it’s the mix of the bold colours and geometric shapes. But I hear you, there are lots of artists that work with bold colours and geometric shapes, but not like Stephen Snoddy does.

Coming up at Cotton On MCR

Coming up at Cotton On MCR

Here we run through the amazing art events we have coming up this year, from our regular workshops, to our large Art All Dayer events, including art fairs, exhibitions and more!

Manc of the Month: Jason Carr

Manc of the Month: Jason Carr

Our July Manc of the Month is the wonderful Jason Carr! We were lucky enough to have Jason’s work on display at our recent ‘In Manchester’ exhibition at Saul Hay Gallery, and his piece ‘The Ghost of You’ was voted the public’s favourite, plus, someone form New York spotted this painting online and purchased it!

We are hiring: Freelance workshop assistant

We are hiring: Freelance workshop assistant

We are looking for a fun, enthusiastic and out-going freelance workshop assistant to join our events team. Based in Manchester, we provide a huge range of arts and crafts workshops for adults.

Exhibition Review: No Gaps in the Line

Exhibition Review: No Gaps in the Line

Nicola Ellis and Ritherdon & Co Ltd: ‘No Gaps in The Line’ exhibition at Castlefield Gallery. This is Nicola Ellis’ first solo exhibition, and unlike anything I’d seen before – this exhibition shows the wonderful possibilities of when art is introduced to new social contexts and produced outside of the traditional studio – read on to find out more!

Artist  Interview: Martyn Lucas

Artist Interview: Martyn Lucas

Here we interview the amazing artist and curator, Martyn Lucas. Martyn is based at Cross Street Arts, Wigan, and creates paintings, collages and community projects too!

What about the Women in art? Part 2.

What about the Women in art? Part 2.

According to Art Net News only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries in Europe and North America are female. This is unfortunately the sad truth and just one of the many statistics exposing the gap in gender equality within art and society.

Manc of the Month: Carlos Ferg

Manc of the Month: Carlos Ferg

June’s Manc of the Month is none other than Carlos Ferg! If you came along to our own exhibition ‘In Manchester’ you may recognise Carlos’ phenomenal work, and he was crowned the winner of Best Piece competition, judged by our panel and the public too.

The Art at MIF 2021

The Art at MIF 2021

Manchester International Festival is coming to the city this July! Get your diaries out and pens ready as we run through all the visual art, installations and exhibitions that feature in MIF 2021 line up.

Manc of the Month: Modern Woven

Manc of the Month: Modern Woven

This May’s Cotton On MCR Manc of the Month is artist Angelika Denis, aka Modern Woven. She is a textile/fibre artists who creates stunning woven pieces. Find out more about her and her work on the blog.