It’s been a while since I have reviewed an exhibition, even longer since I have reviewed an online one! This one was something new, something different, and a whole new way of doing online exhibitions.
There are a ton of studies and evidence to show that art is good for your mental health, and you don’t have to call yourself an art fan to benefit from it. Everyone has something artistic in them.
I think this year could do with a big fat injection of some Christmas spirit! Here is our list of great places to buy arty Christmas gifts.
Myself and the team wanted to give you an update following the Government’s recent announcement regarding Covid-19 and another national lock-down.
A proud Mancunian like us, this November’s Manc of The Month is Nancy Collantine, an artist who delivers work that’s full of colour, full of texture, full of life. Her work takes the processes of layering, taking away and adding some more.
You read that correctly… it is November already! We know and have suffered with so many events being postponed and cancelled, but, there are still some exciting new art events to keep you going instead!
I’m not so sure. I have seen it, with my own two eyes, a computer making art, but at the end of the day, the computer is programmed to follow certain rules (rules inputted by a human) so is that human making the art?
With so many exhibitions and awards under his belt, not to mention his amazing paintings full of texture and depth, it is no wonder artist Karol Kochanowski is this October’s Manc of the Month! It has been a pleasure to find out more about Karol, why and how he paints, and find out who his favourite artists are.
Here is the new and improved Cotton On MCR! We want to take this time to let you know a little more about what has changed.
Here is our list of the best art exhibitions and events, both online and in real this, this October in Manchester
It’s already becoming to feel like a cliché to acknowledge how nice it is to be seeing “real” art again, but if any show deserves that acknowledgement, it’s this one – ‘Flat Instance’ at Soft Spot gallery.
So I went back to Manchester Art Gallery last week, and it was… different. But what do all these changes mean for you as the viewer, what is the experience of visiting the gallery now really like?
This months Manc of the Month artist is Chara Kontopoulou, an artist who brings a lot of extra ‘something’ to her work, an array of marks and colours trapped in resin… Read the interview with the artist now.
September is a special month in the Cotton On MCR household, because it’s my BIRTHDAY! I expected to be showered in arty gifts by all you fans – thanks! It is also another month of gallery re-openings and new exhibitions, both IRL and online. So here are a few of our top listed events here Read More
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.
As galleries are opening again, some are hosting IRL exhibitions. So here is a little low down of what’s on, both on and offline, here in the great arty city that is Manchester.
As pubs and bars continue to reopen, we begin to notice that what we’ve really been missing in Manchester is not the booze, but the art! Luckily, we’ve managed to get our much-needed dose of art this month by interviewing local multi-media artist Jeffrey Knopf.
Hi All I just wanted to take this time to give you a little update on Cotton On MCR and discuss how Covid has affected our small business. Firstly, it is worth saying that Cotton On MCR is ran by myself, Domino, with the help of some amazing volunteers. I myself do not take any Read More
We are super excited to get back out into Manchester’s art scene. Here is a run-through of what is due to open and when.
Some days, you just really need some sort of escapism, and in the times we’re in at the minute, this escapism is probably needed much, much more. Someone that can help you with this, is ceramic artist Anastassia Zamaraeva.
We are so excited to hear that galleries are starting to open again. One of the first galleries that is opening this week is Saul Hay Gallery, (Wednesday 17th June).
Running out of ideas? Bored? There’s light at the end of the tunnel but realistically, there’s still some time before full normality is resumed, so grab those paints that have been gathering dust and get creating and keep sane-ish!
Her work seems youthful and bright, but then, when you read about her inspirations and the meaning behind each piece, you realise the work carries a heavy heart…
t’s about time we share with you the amazing team that has been helping me in these last few months with Cotton On MCR. These girls are an absolute dream, hard-working, creative, upbeat and a proper laugh!
This May’s Manc of the Month is the talented and driven Katherine Long, the Artistic Manager at Venture Arts.