We love a good documentary photographer here at Cotton On MCR, and Stefan Byron (aka Es.Bee) is no exception. His photo’s tell it like it is. They don’t hide anything, they are an upfront, honest description of life and struggles of people.
The unusual shapes and forms of her work, the space-like texture, the delicate elements, all make for unique and intriguing pieces. That is why we choose artist Vic Wright as our next Manc of the Month.
I pass this artist’s work on my daily commute. Peering over the ledge whilst the tram stops at Cornbrook, within the grubby, dirty, rough surroundings of the scrap heap, I spot these brightly painted, disused doors.
Whilst visiting ‘Metanoia’ at Waterside Arts, we picked up the price list and hoped we could afford to buy one of the paintings. With our fingers crossed, breaths held, we looked at the price. Ah well…. We will save a few pennies and buy one of the prints instead!
We were pretty chufted when we saw our fellow Mancunian Jen Orpin on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, and we knew we had found our next Manc of the Month.
We are extremely excited for Darren Nixon’s new exhibition at HOME mcr, cleverly titled ‘Coming soon to your screen’, so when he agreed to be our November Manc of the Month, we were pretty chuffed. His work forces you to look at paintings and spaces in a whole new way. He doesn’t restrict his work Read More
In this Manc of the Month’s interview we ask Joey about Print UnLtd exhibition, and find out more about his interests which include being a dog owner and a chocolatier!
Liam Fallon’s huge, heavy looking, pop-art like sculptures are filled with subtle meanings and demand your attention.
I get really excited when we see something new and something, well, a little naughty, especially in collage art. Artist Gina Riley’s work caught our attention for her mix of powerful, emotional pieces which include strong messages, as well as her risqué and sexy images.
We’ve been meaning to ask Steven Heaton to be a Manc of the Month for so long now. With so many upcoming exhibitions that Steven is a part of, July is definitely his month. So read on to find out more about these events and read the best answer and description of Manchester’s Art Scene we have received thus far.
I don’t know if I have liked anyone’s images on Instagram as much as I like Tina Dempsey’s. So, of course I was uber excited when Tina agreed to be our June’s Manc of the Month.
Dusk and dawn can be quite eerie times in Manchester, the quiet before the storm, the still before the mayhem. Simon Buckley of Not Quite Light really does capture that in his images. This is why he gets the title of May’s Manc of the Month.
It’s crazy now how obsessed we all are with our mobile phones. It’s this obsession with our devices that artist Peter Davies has explored in his new series of work. These photo-realistic paintings caught our eye and that is why Peter is our April ‘Manc of the Month’.
We’re always on the look out for someone who does something new, or something a bit different. That’s why artist Jack Ginno is our March ‘Manc of the Month’.
Lisa Denyer’s work is bold, dynamic and powerful, but on a tiny scale. The contrast in her work is intriguing, and that is why she is February’s Manc of the Month.
It’s that time of the month again where we feature our next Manc of the Month. This month it’s Eamonn Murphy, a digital artist who promotes his work using the name Exvista.
As a start to our Manc of the Month feature, we had a chat with documentary photographer, Luke Saxon. Luke is currently one of our favourite photographers. His work is a bright and bold, light hearted look at British life.