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.
Paying for open calls is a minefield. Artists have to apply for these to be featured in galleries, to get their name and get their work out there. I get that. I just don’t want to see anyone get ripped off.
With us all currently being on lockdown, our relationship with Instagram is now even more important, vital even, to keep people going and to keep the industry going.
I’m not going to go on about how scary and weird things are at the moment, the news is doing that enough for us. What I wanted to talk about was how this has affected the art scene, how it has affected Cotton On MCR and how the art world is reacting to all these changes.
As I’m sure you all know we’re hosting and Art All-dayer.
As part of that, we are doing an charity tombola too! All the proceeds of the tombola are actually going to The Booth Centre, a Manchester homeless charity. Here’s a thank you to those donated so far!
Winter is over, Spring is here… Well sort of. What a wonderful season it is to get involved with different types of creative activities, workshops and exhibitions.
So you’ve made it through what has felt like the longest January ever, well don! February brings us Valentines day and Pancake day, but rather than filling yourself up with crepes and chocolates, why not get your fill of art instead!
Happy New Year! Can you believe we are into a brand new decade! Welcome to 2020! Now if you want a bit of a detox and to lose those extra bounds gained with the Christmas food babies, we recommend walking around art galleries!
We are super excited for our next event: The Cotton On MCR: Art All-Dayer! Saturday 28th March at Project B, 11am – 6pm.