With lockdown ending and Summer around the corner, the city has once again become a hive of activity and laughter. So why not make the most of the longer days by checking out some of the exciting new art exhibitions on display!
Digital art, NFT, Crtytocurrency – what is it all? We explore what these terms all mean and how the digital art world is changing. Is this the new age of art?
As a keen LGBTQIA+ community ally and RuPaul’s Drag-Race obsessor, I felt that this week’s blog post should be dedicated to The North’s queer arts scene and those working within these themes.
Around the world on the 8th March we saw the celebration of International Women’s Day, marking the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. MCR Sew Social’s host their first online exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day.
It turns out that during lockdown so many of us were all drawn towards a similar outlet – art! Whether that be painting, drawing, sewing, photography (or even macaroni art!), creating became our new saviour.
Today, on the blog, I will be discussing some examples of creative, charitable projects and letting you know how you can get involved.
For the majority of the past twelve months, galleries and museums have been some of the institutions that have had to shut their doors, but thanks to the internet many have been able to modify the ‘normal’ way to present an exhibition.
Mums are carers, they are artists, they are idols, they are teachers – and all at the same time. Motherhood will be the source for my discussion today, in the context of art and design.
We are extremely excited to be hosting our first, stand-alone art exhibition! This Open Call is for all Manchester based artists to apply.
Boris Johnson – ‘Stay at home’ he says, ‘exams are cancelled’, ‘schools are closed’. But the words I was waiting to hear never surface – What about universities?
As you may know, we are currently in the planning stages of our first open call exhibition! A few months ago, we released an article named ‘Artist Open Calls: Should you be paying?’ Now that we are actually planning an exhibition, we are very much in the depth of this conversation – how do we pay for this?
There are a ton of studies and evidence to show that art is good for your mental health, and you don’t have to call yourself an art fan to benefit from it. Everyone has something artistic in them.
I think this year could do with a big fat injection of some Christmas spirit! Here is our list of great places to buy arty Christmas gifts.
Myself and the team wanted to give you an update following the Government’s recent announcement regarding Covid-19 and another national lock-down.
You read that correctly… it is November already! We know and have suffered with so many events being postponed and cancelled, but, there are still some exciting new art events to keep you going instead!
I’m not so sure. I have seen it, with my own two eyes, a computer making art, but at the end of the day, the computer is programmed to follow certain rules (rules inputted by a human) so is that human making the art?
Here is the new and improved Cotton On MCR! We want to take this time to let you know a little more about what has changed.
Here is our list of the best art exhibitions and events, both online and in real this, this October in Manchester
So I went back to Manchester Art Gallery last week, and it was… different. But what do all these changes mean for you as the viewer, what is the experience of visiting the gallery now really like?
September is a special month in the Cotton On MCR household, because it’s my BIRTHDAY! I expected to be showered in arty gifts by all you fans – thanks! It is also another month of gallery re-openings and new exhibitions, both IRL and online. So here are a few of our top listed events here Read More
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.
As galleries are opening again, some are hosting IRL exhibitions. So here is a little low down of what’s on, both on and offline, here in the great arty city that is Manchester.
We are super excited to get back out into Manchester’s art scene. Here is a run-through of what is due to open and when.
We are so excited to hear that galleries are starting to open again. One of the first galleries that is opening this week is Saul Hay Gallery, (Wednesday 17th June).
Here is what we have been watching on YouTube, and this is how you can get your art fix on there too.