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Manc of the Month: Lynn Setterington

Manc of the Month: Lynn Setterington

It’s our pleasure to introduce February’s Manc of the Month, Lynn Setterington. A fibre artist and lecturer connecting people through textiles and stitch.

‘Narratives’ by Venture Arts: Exhibition Review

‘Narratives’ by Venture Arts: Exhibition Review

The entrance to the Ventures Arts exhibition named ‘Narratives’ is a grand one. As you walk into The Lowry gallery you are immediately faced with these huge flags. Flying high on the wall, they remind me of an entrance to a grand hotel, or some kind of Olympic ceremony.

What’s On MCR: February

What’s On MCR: February

As always there’s lots of art exhibitions and events to enjoy in this final month of winter, so whether you want to take a date or a mate (it is Valentine’s day after-all) check out all that Manchester has to offer this February.

No More Art All Dayer’s

No More Art All Dayer’s

So we always try to be an open business here at Cotton On MCR, we try and share as much as we can about the decisions we make. With that in mind, I thought it best to write and explain why we won’t be doing the Art All Dayer events again.

What’s On MCR: January

What’s On MCR: January

With Christmas coming to an end and we are all have a little less pounds in our bank (and maybe more pounds on our bodies) we have compiled a list of events taking place in Manchester to kick off the New Year and get you back out and off the sofa!

End of Year Recap

End of Year Recap

It’s time to look back and evaluate 2022 and what happened. To review the highs, and the lows, see what worked, what we learnt, and what we are taking on to 2023!

Manc of the Month: Katie Patel

Manc of the Month: Katie Patel

It’s our pleasure to introduce our December Manc of the Month, Katie Patel. We met Katie at our Beyond Landscape exhibition in the Summer, and have followed her work ever since. She is a sweet soul and is constantly challenging herself with new work. Read on to find out more about Katie and her art.

What’s On MCR: December

What’s On MCR: December

o there is obviously one big event happening this December – Christmas 2022! However, before that great day, there are art events for you to attend! Here’s our list of what’s on in Greater Manchester this month.

Art All Dayer: A musical treat

Art All Dayer: A musical treat

We have something brand new for this Winter’s Edition of our Art All Dayer (Saturday 19th November at 100 Barbirolli Square)….We are bringing you a CHOIR!!!

Manc of the Month – Jude Wainwright

Manc of the Month – Jude Wainwright

We are pleased to introduce you to our Manc of the Month for November, Jude Wainwright aka The Jude.. Jude is a phenomenal self-portrait and landscape painter and has featured on Sky’s Portrait Artist of the Year!

What’s On MCR: November

What’s On MCR: November

So much is happening this November, so we decided to break it up into exhibitions and fairs. SO let’s start with the exhibitions:

Ardea Upholstery: Working with Manchester Creatives

Ardea Upholstery: Working with Manchester Creatives

We get to meet a lot of people by running Cotton On MCR, lots of artists, creatives and people with inspiring stories. One of those people is Anna Hill. She has recently taken a leap and launched a new upholstery business with a twist, an art twist, and one we are all for!

Shot Up North: Photography Awards/Exhibition

Shot Up North: Photography Awards/Exhibition

We here at Cotton On MCR love it when people celebrate the talent here in the north, and Shot Up North Photography Awards are doing just that. They are providing an amazing opportunity for photographers out there…