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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…

The Great Northern Textile Show

The Great Northern Textile Show

One thing we notice here at Cotton On MCR is that textile art doesn’t seem to have much of a platform here in Manchester. One textile artist in particular has noticed this lack of celebration for textile art, and is doing something about it.

Manc of the Month: Olga Mun

Manc of the Month: Olga Mun

We are pleased to introduce you to our Manc of the Month for October, Olga Mun. Olga is a contemporary British painter whose body of works draws heavily upon abstraction and figuration to explore, give name and voice to the conflicted spaces we currently inhabit. Interestingly, her visual vocabulary does not necessarily come from watching art. Rather, it takes a lot from architecture, design, theatre and nature.

What’s On MCR: October

What’s On MCR: October

Although you might want to stay cosy this October, we have sourced some amazing exhibitions that launch this month to get you back out into the city and exploring what Manchester has to offer:

Laura Pedley: Solo Exhibition at The Lowry Hotel

Laura Pedley: Solo Exhibition at The Lowry Hotel

t’s always a pleasure to see Manchester artists strive, and to see them exhibiting their work in local galleries and venues, it makes me smile. So too will the new work at her first ever solo exhibition by Laura Pedley, hosted by Comme Ca Art at The Lowry Hotel.

Art All Dayer: Live Artist – Maria Christou

Art All Dayer: Live Artist – Maria Christou

The Art All Dayer is fast approaching and we have a whole bunch of new and exciting elements to add to the event! For the first time ever, see and collaborate with our live artist!

Manc of the Month: Alena Ruth Donely

Manc of the Month: Alena Ruth Donely

We are pleased to introduce you to our Manc of the Month for September, Alena Ruth Donely. Donely is a self-proclaimed vegan rug maker, a fibre artist specialising in using a pneumatic tufting gun and vegan materials, whose Instagram is a minefield of colour-popping rugs and patterns. Her studios Islington Mill describes Alena’s visual style as ‘unapologetically technicolour, playful and emotive’.

What’s On MCR: September

What’s On MCR: September

The Summer is drawing to an end, but fear not, there are still tons of new arty things to explore and engage with.. so let’s take a look:

Art All Dayer: Hattie Kongaunruan Exhibition

Art All Dayer: Hattie Kongaunruan Exhibition

We are pleased to introduce you to the winner of the people’s choice award as voted for by our In Manchester exhibition attendees,  Hathaikan Kongaunruan! The prize of this vote is a solo exhibition at our upcoming Art All Dayer event happening this September.