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.
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!