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Manc of the Month: Jason Carr

Manc of the Month: Jason Carr

Our July Manc of the Month is the wonderful Jason Carr! We were lucky enough to have Jason’s work on display at our recent ‘In Manchester’ exhibition at Saul Hay Gallery, and his piece ‘The Ghost of You’ was voted the public’s favourite, plus, someone form New York spotted this painting online and purchased it!

We are hiring: Freelance workshop assistant

We are hiring: Freelance workshop assistant

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.

Exhibition Review: No Gaps in the Line

Exhibition Review: No Gaps in the Line

Nicola Ellis and Ritherdon & Co Ltd: ‘No Gaps in The Line’ exhibition at Castlefield Gallery. This is Nicola Ellis’ first solo exhibition, and unlike anything I’d seen before – this exhibition shows the wonderful possibilities of when art is introduced to new social contexts and produced outside of the traditional studio – read on to find out more!

Artist  Interview: Martyn Lucas

Artist Interview: Martyn Lucas

Here we interview the amazing artist and curator, Martyn Lucas. Martyn is based at Cross Street Arts, Wigan, and creates paintings, collages and community projects too!

What about the Women in art? Part 2.

What about the Women in art? Part 2.

According to Art Net News only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries in Europe and North America are female. This is unfortunately the sad truth and just one of the many statistics exposing the gap in gender equality within art and society.

Manc of the Month: Carlos Ferg

Manc of the Month: Carlos Ferg

June’s Manc of the Month is none other than Carlos Ferg! If you came along to our own exhibition ‘In Manchester’ you may recognise Carlos’ phenomenal work, and he was crowned the winner of Best Piece competition, judged by our panel and the public too.

The Art at MIF 2021

The Art at MIF 2021

Manchester International Festival is coming to the city this July! Get your diaries out and pens ready as we run through all the visual art, installations and exhibitions that feature in MIF 2021 line up.

Manc of the Month: Modern Woven

Manc of the Month: Modern Woven

This May’s Cotton On MCR Manc of the Month is artist Angelika Denis, aka Modern Woven. She is a textile/fibre artists who creates stunning woven pieces. Find out more about her and her work on the blog.

Upcoming Art Exhibitions in Manchester

Upcoming Art Exhibitions in Manchester

With lockdown ending and Summer around the corner, the city has once again become a hive of activity and laughter. So why not make the most of the longer days by checking out some of the exciting new art exhibitions on display!

Digital Art – The new age?

Digital Art – The new age?

Digital art, NFT, Crtytocurrency – what is it all? We explore what these terms all mean and how the digital art world is changing. Is this the new age of art?

Manc of the Month: Jamie Kirk

Manc of the Month: Jamie Kirk

This April’s Manc of the Month is artist Jamie Kirk! Jamie creates art with powerful compositions, using a variety of colour, texture and shape.

LGBTQIA+ Art in Manchester

LGBTQIA+ Art in Manchester

As a keen LGBTQIA+ community ally and RuPaul’s Drag-Race obsessor, I felt that this week’s blog post should be dedicated to The North’s queer arts scene and those working within these themes.