A snail with blue and white striped shell makes its way towards distant gates on the horizon, under a cloud of psychedelic colours. Sean, an inmate of HM Prison Garth, has painted the standout piece Snail Porridge, of the recent eponymous exhibition at Castlefield Gallery.
Enjoy the bank holiday in do-it-yourself style with this year’s Fanzine Fair at Victoria Baths.
Manchester is now the proud owner of the first permanent outdoor LomoWall in the world, a structure made up of 14,000 photographs of the city.
Manchester Craft & Design Centre is to host a special event this Saturday to mark its 30 year anniversary, as Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is unveiled as its new patron.
The Rusholme based independent arts hub Antwerp Mansion begins a three-day festival event this weekend, showcasing music and art from Manchester and beyond. Ian Pennington looks at the programme of events.
Rarekind launches its first Manchester exhibition on Friday at 2022NQ, bringing together artists just as accustomed to street art as the smaller canvas. It will include work by Faunagraphic whose mural painting in the Northern Quarter is the largest wall ever to be painted in Manchester city centre. Ian Pennington looks forward to the event.