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!
It’s been about 6 months since graduating my degree in Fine Art and Art History at MMU, and in that time, I’ve discovered lots about myself, my practice, and a bit about navigating the Manchester art scene. One of the hard truths I’ve learned is that pursuing an art practice is hard without an unlimited about of money and a lot of free time (who would’ve thought?). I’m slowly but surely finding ways of doing things in my own time and my own terms – so here’s my experience so far, as well as some thoughts and advice on (sort of) navigating the art world after uni!
For our November Manc of the Month, we interviewed the wonderful Kim Barsky! Kim is a Manchester-based abstract expressionist artist whose work combines landscapes, portraits and pops of neon. Keep reading to hear all about Kim’s practice, processes, upcoming projects and more!
There’s lots of exciting events throughout November for you to check out in Greater Manchester, both in person and from the comfort of your own home! Read on to find out more.
Here is what art events and exhibitions are on this month in Greater Manchester.
Our October Manc of the Month is the one and only Tara Collette! We met Tara at our Art All Dayer where she was selling her glass work and banner pieces. Her work is different to anything else we have seen and that is why she is our current Manc of the Month artist!
With so many new exhibitions and events launching this September, we thought we wold tell you what else is on this month in Manchester.
Our September Manc of the Month is the owner of Contemporary Six gallery, Alex Reuben! We dropped into the gallery one day whilst strolling around the city centre, and spent time chatting to Alex and hearing about his story!
Here’s our top exhibitions and art events that are on in Greater Manchester this September.
Not every artist’s story follows a ‘normal’ path, and that is the case with artist Steve Williams. Glastonbury, world famous and UK’s biggest festival, is where Steve’s art career all began. And now, 3 years later, he has a solo exhibition of his sculptures and photography work at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery!
Our August Manc of the Month is the lovely Rachael Addis! We’ve always loved Rachael’s work here at Cotton On MCR, and we’ve been lucky enough to have her work on display at our recent ‘In Manchester’ exhibition.
Here is our top picks of Exhibitions and Events happening in Greater Manchester this August.
You’ll know when you see a artwork by Stephen Snoddy, he has a very distinctive style. I think it’s the mix of the bold colours and geometric shapes. But I hear you, there are lots of artists that work with bold colours and geometric shapes, but not like Stephen Snoddy does.
Here we run through the amazing art events we have coming up this year, from our regular workshops, to our large Art All Dayer events, including art fairs, exhibitions and more!
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!
Here we run through five of the best art exhibitions launching this July in Greater Manchester.
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.
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.