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Ruth Barker, Circle Work, 2015. Performance. Photography by Christopher MacInnes. Courtesy of the Agency

Review: Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce

If you have time to see just one exhibition from Manchester’s Wonder Woman Festival 2018, I strongly urge you to wander into ...

Othello, the Moor of Venice (1826) Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Objects of Obsession: Sonia Boyce

Who would think the first painting ever acquired by Manchester Art Gallery in its 19th Century collection would be its only one ...

The Olive Gatherers 1889 Photo: Manchester Art Gallery

Renewed female representation: 'Painting Light and Hope'

A pioneer in women’s rights and the Suffragette movement, founder of the Manchester Society of Women Painters, and the first female Associate ...

Ruth Barker, Circle Work, 2015. Performance. Photography by Christopher MacInnes. Courtesy of the Agency

Review: Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 1
Othello, the Moor of Venice (1826) Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Objects of Obsession: Sonia Boyce

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 2
The Olive Gatherers 1889 Photo: Manchester Art Gallery

Renewed female representation: 'Painting Light and Hope'

Posted on Mar 9, 2018 3
Ruth Barker, Circle Work, 2015. Performance. Photography by Christopher MacInnes. Courtesy of the Agency

Review: Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Castlefield Gallery holds a major two person exhibit exploring an encounter between the quotidian, ancient world, and contemporary Britain

Othello, the Moor of Venice (1826) Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Objects of Obsession: Sonia Boyce

Manchester Art Gallery host Sonia Boyce as part of the Objects of Obsession collaboration with the Royal Academy, revealing what object has influenced and obsessed her most

The Olive Gatherers 1889 Photo: Manchester Art Gallery

Renewed female representation: ‘Painting Light and Hope’

Nearly a century since Annie Swynnerton was first exhibited at the Manchester Art Gallery, they pay homage to her legacy as part of the Wonder Woman Festival running across Manchester

'Emily in the Mirror' Photo: Vikram Kushwah

Profile: Vikram Kushwah and his surreal childhood narratives

Vikram Kushwah’s photography brings surreal fairytales to fashion photography

Photo: After Twilight

After Twilight: A Youth take over of the Whitworth

Putting young South Asian talent on the agenda, the Whitworth Young Contemporaries launched an evening full to the brim with conceptual art and emerging musicians to bring diversity back into galleries

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Hylas and the Nymphs: more than meets the eye

Initiating a pertinent debate or a publicity stunt? Florrie Badley considers the implications of Manchester Art Gallery’s recent removal of a canonical Victorian painting

Photo: Yasmeen Mjalli

Socially engaged art: the feminist genre of change?

Fighting for women’s freedom from harassment, activist Yasmeen Mjalli discusses how she weaponises the medium of protest art to create social change in the West Bank

Suffragettes 1908 Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Wonder Women 2018

We look ahead to the the feminist festival taking over of Manchester through an innovative series of exhibitions, performances and discussions

Photo: Artwork by Izzy Rooke-Ley

Writing ‘The Female Sex (Education)’

Creator of ‘the.f.sex’ Instagram account, Izzy Rooke-Ley, explains the importance of presenting an educative platform dedicated to female sexuality and sexual pleasure

Lubaina Himid 'Naming the Money' 2004 Photo: drinksmachine@Flickr

Turner Prize 2017: A historic win

Florrie Badley reflects on the significance of Lubaina Himid’s recent Turner Prize win

Photo: Funraising - Joe Yapp

ArtBox: The Student Run Collective’s Silent Charity Auction

We talk to one of the curators of ArtBox, Sophie Billington about her upcoming project in aid of Manchester Mind charity

Photo: Liton Ali @ Wikimedia Commons

Wise Words from the Whitworth: Paul Smith

The Whitworth welcomes renowned British designer Paul Smith for an exclusive insight into his early formative career, and now global brand