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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

John Stezaker Photo: Cicely Ryder-Belson

Review: John Stezaker’s Still Life

John Stezaker showcases his unique brand of artistry as the Whitworth gallery is taken over by his surreal photographic collages

Photo: Jack Kirwin @JK Photography

Review: Group Thereapy comedy showcase

Editor-in-Chief Kirstie O’Mahony felt a complete fool for her trepidation before this show, as it turned out to be one of the best she’d ever seen

Print by Christ Stoke courtesy of PostBox: Second Delivery

ArtBox: a student-run collective’s silent charity auction

As we look ahead to the new year, we also look back as the successes of the last one with ArtBox

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

Vibrations by Faye Gosling

ArtBox: Interview with artist Faye Gosling

We talked to Faye Gosling, one of many students involved in this fundraising event for the Manchester Mind charity

Photo: Will Da Costa

ArtBox: Interview with artist Will Da Costa

We catch up with contributing artist Will Da Costa, who will be donating his playful illustrations to the event

Machine with Hair Caught in It (detail) by U_Joo+LimheeYoung, Photo: Courtesy of The Lowry

Review: HumansBeingDigital

The Lowry’s latest exhibition creates an uncanny intersection between the human and the digital realm

Steve McQueen, Ashes, 2002-2015. Video still. Image courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Review: Steve McQueen’s ode to Ashes

Acclaimed director Steve McQueen uses video installation to create a haunting elegy for the violent and needless deaths of young men