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!
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!
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.
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.
Here is our list of the best exhibitions happening in Greater Manchester this June.
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.
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.
It wouldn’t be right to write a review of our own exhibition, so instead, here is more of an overview of how ‘In Manchester’ came together.
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, 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?
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.
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.
Around the world on the 8th March we saw the celebration of International Women’s Day, marking the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. MCR Sew Social’s host their first online exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day.
It turns out that during lockdown so many of us were all drawn towards a similar outlet – art! Whether that be painting, drawing, sewing, photography (or even macaroni art!), creating became our new saviour.
This March, our Manc of the Month is multi-talented artist Klaire Doyle. Not only does Klaire paint and build sculptures, she creates performance art pieces and hosts online workshops too!
Today, on the blog, I will be discussing some examples of creative, charitable projects and letting you know how you can get involved.
For the majority of the past twelve months, galleries and museums have been some of the institutions that have had to shut their doors, but thanks to the internet many have been able to modify the ‘normal’ way to present an exhibition.
Mums are carers, they are artists, they are idols, they are teachers – and all at the same time. Motherhood will be the source for my discussion today, in the context of art and design.
This month’s Manc of The Month is Sophie Nixon. Sophie is a talented painter who in recent years has focused her style of art on the everyday life around her, both in the studio and en plain-air using vivid colours and her own creativity to create dynamic compositions.
We are extremely excited to be hosting our first, stand-alone art exhibition! This Open Call is for all Manchester based artists to apply.
Boris Johnson – ‘Stay at home’ he says, ‘exams are cancelled’, ‘schools are closed’. But the words I was waiting to hear never surface – What about universities?
I remember first seeing Sarah Eyre’s work at Twice as Nice, an exhibition at PS Mirabel in July 2018. Since then, we have followed and admired her work. We love how Sarah’s work explore femininity and the human form, whilst incorporating textures and layers.
As you may know, we are currently in the planning stages of our first open call exhibition! A few months ago, we released an article named ‘Artist Open Calls: Should you be paying?’ Now that we are actually planning an exhibition, we are very much in the depth of this conversation – how do we pay for this?
Back in April renowned artist Grayson Perry created a TV programme on Channel 4 named ‘Grayson’s Art Club’. He promised us an exhibition would follow, an exhibition which is now right here in Manchester!
We’ve all been on long walks this year. Well this month’s Manc of the Month artist goes one step further. She can takes in her surroundings as she explores the natural world, and she documents the bits we maybe don’t pay as much attention to – and she makes us pay attention to them!