Top 5 Art Exhibitions and Events this March

A run-through of our top Art Exhibitions and Events in Manchester this month

Winter is over, Spring is here… Well sort of. What a wonderful season it is to get involved with different types of creative activities, workshops and exhibitions. This month brings us International Women celebrations as well as St Patrick’s day, but we have done our research and collected the best artsy and creative events out there for you!

Read on below to check out our featured favourites, but make sure you head over to the What’s On Calendar to see what else is happening in the amazing city of Manchester!

At Our Still Lives Posed

‘At Our Still Lives Posed’ PAPER Gallery, Manchester

Axel Obiger, in partnership with PAPER gallery will create a combination drawing of the artworks of 12 artists, whose practices show a disorganisation of the concept of still life, and the birth of new life, to this type of art. The artists will include Lisa Denyer, David Hancock, Louise Bristow, Caitlin Griffiths, Hannah Wooll, Ruby Tingle, Maja Rohwetter, Peter Hock, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Matthew Macaulay and Louisa Chambers.
With so many artists from different fields it is totally worth a visit!

Free Entry. Saturday 21st March- Saturday 18th April

Not Quite Light Festival

‘Not Quite Light Festival’ Salford

The ‘Not Quite Light Festival’ narrates the stories of the contemporary world and the changes of the environment. They discover and support talented people from Salford and the surrounding areas, and collaborate with artists from outside Manchester. The ‘Not Quite Light Festival’ aims to be an innovator for fresh creation through a portfolio of events presenting music, architecture, art and debate. This year’s festival will take place in New Bailey, Salford, with events also being held in Chapel Street and the University of Salford.

Free Entry. Thursday 26th March-Sunday 29th March

Sounds Like Her for International Women’s Day

‘Sounds Like Her’ at Oldham Gallery

As the ‘Sounds Like Her’ exhibition draws to an end, The Gallery Oldham is hosting a closing party on the 7th March in celebration of International Women’s Day. Over the last few months we have seen the work of these seven amazing female artists, each using sound as an expression of their gender and identity. Curated by Christine Eyene, ‘Sounds Like Her’ is a great name for an exhibition that explores the work of female artists in a dominantly male curated industry. To hear more about the exhibition, check out our review here!

Free Entry. Saturday 7 March.


‘Speak-Up’ at Huckletree Ancoats, Manchester City Centre

Fuse will be presenting a series of talks by and for creatives on 12th March focusing on the frustration of the lack of representation and diversity within the creative industry. Talks will take place at Huckletree Ancoats from 6:30pm and will be hosting four emerging creatives who will speak at the event: Illustrator Danielle Rhoda, Musician and Producer Kofi Nelson, Designer Louise Ruiz and Founder of Studio Ruffian Lovish Saini will be speaking- up about their work and their experience within the industry. Grab your tickets & follow the event @speakupstandupmcr.

Ticketed. Thursday 12th of March, 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

The Neuroscience of Creativity

‘The Neuroscience of Creativity ‘ at Whitworth Locke, Manchester

Ever thought where your creativity comes from? Is it written in your genes or just something built and practiced over time? It is definitely in the forefront of our minds! Luckily enough, Dr Pragya Agarwal is giving an engaging conference about her work and exploring how we express creativity within all areas of our lives. If you can’t catch her talks for yourself you can always follow her TEDx Talks online. Grab tickets while you can!

Tickets £15 Per Person. Tuesday 24th March & Wednesday 6th May 7-9pm

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