Arts preview: Cuts and Grazes

Article published: Friday, January 7th 2011

‘Cuts and grazes: A creative view of the spending review’ will open its doors to the public on Monday January 10. On display will be work from ten emerging artists addressing the impact of government cutbacks to the arts.

’Tis the Season to Protest

Article published: Thursday, December 9th 2010

From its humble origins in the 1840s to the mass-produced, indispensable form of seasonal greeting that it has become nowadays, we think of the christmas card as the messenger of religious and peaceful missives. But it also has a tradition of conveying political messages and protest, as an exhibition at the People’s History Museum shows.

Mapping Modernity

Article published: Monday, November 29th 2010

Latitude, the latest exhibition hosted by the Manchester Modernist Society, is a fresh and alternative insight into artistic map making. Inspired by the Society’s own collection of maps, the exhibition showcases the work of 12 local artists and designers whose cartographic creations evoke various forms of cultural expression throughout urban spaces in Manchester, Salford – […]

The People’s History of Manchester Music

Article published: Tuesday, September 21st 2010

Joe Beech charts the ambitious aims and impressive holdings of the Manchester District Music Archive.

Exhibition review: ‘The Walls are Talking’

Article published: Wednesday, August 25th 2010

Currently on show at The Whitworth Art Gallery is an exhibition about a medium which is not usually at the centre of attention: wallpaper.  But with themes as diverse as home, identity, war and gender – as well as one startling room covered entirely in ivy – the prints displayed are far from the image […]

Art Review: Out of Time

Article published: Sunday, May 30th 2010

At Castlefield Gallery, the artist, David Osbaldeston links public acceptance of the media with theatre audiences’ suspension of belief by incorporating philosophical lines from Luigi Pirandello’s play, Six Characters in Search of an Author with photographs of newsworthy events. Kirsten Ferrari reviews.

Art Review: Contemporary Art Iraq

Article published: Saturday, May 1st 2010

The decline of traditional culture, the position of women and perceptions of Iraqis in the wider world are amongst the themes cross-cutting the Contemporary Art Iraq exhibition, at Cornerhouse until 20 June.  Sarah Irving reports.