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What’s On: April

What’s On: April

Spring is here, Easter weekend is coming, the days are longer, so why not spend your extra time at one of the amazing art events coming up this month?

Planning the Art All Dayer

Planning the Art All Dayer

So the Art All Dayer: Spring Edition is less than a week away and we are crazy busy here at the Cotton On MCR headquarters. Here’s a little insight into what we get up in the last week before the event and a bit more of a teaser of what to expect this Saturday!

Manc of the Month: Alex Giles

Manc of the Month: Alex Giles

We are super excited to introduce our March Manc of the Month, Alex Giles. Alex has found himself super busy after lockdown and the opportunities just keep coming for him.

What’s On: March

What’s On: March

Not only is it the Cotton On MCR: Art All Dayer this month, there’s also lots of talks and art exhibitions around the city too, so read on to find out more.

Exhibition Preview: ‘Habitat’

Exhibition Preview: ‘Habitat’

We have written a couple of articles across Cotton On MCR and Cotton On Leeds discussing women artists and lack there of showing their work in galleries. One gallery right in the heart of Manchester City Centre is doing their bit to change the scale and balance out their statistics, with a new, female-led exhibition named ‘Habitat.’

Exhibition Open Calls: Who should pay?

Exhibition Open Calls: Who should pay?

Hosting exhibitions cost money, but there is controversy about asking artists to pay for open calls. So why are we asking artists to pay to be part of our events?

Manc of the Month: Andy Smith

Manc of the Month: Andy Smith

Our February’s Manc of the Month is the one and only Andy Smith. His work is so varied, from cityscapes to life-drawing, more sculptural pieces to abstract work.

What’s On: February

What’s On: February

Cotton On MCR present What’s On February – a list of upcoming art exhibitions and art events in Greater manchester this month.

Welcome to Cotton On Creative

Welcome to Cotton On Creative

We have a new umbrella name here at Cotton On MCR – we are now Cotton On Creative! As we have more cities, we need a new name to embody them all.

What’s On January

What’s On January

Cotton On MCR present What’s On January. A list of the best art exhibitions and art events happening in Greater Manchester this month.

Art Thoughts: Amelia

Art Thoughts: Amelia

Like many of us, when I came across the Van Gogh Alive experience advertised on my Instagram feed, my first thought was ‘I NEED to go to that’.

Manc of the Month: Alfred Halliday

Manc of the Month: Alfred Halliday

For our December Manc of the Month, we had a chat with the fantastic Alfred Halliday! Alfred is a Manchester-based abstract artist whose work is full of colour.

What’s On: December

What’s On: December

Top Exhibitions and Art Events in Greater Manchester this December. Whilst you’re out in the city month, don’t forget to visit some of these events and exhibitions!