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Joel Lorand's Mutation (2009). Photo: Castlefield Gallery

Review: Inside Out

Castlefield gallery’s latest exhibtion takes us to the eccentric periphery of the art world, says Ashley McGovern

Nico Vascellari installation. Photo: tmjokl@Flickr

What’s on this month?

Your quick guide to exhibitions around the city for this March and onwards

Detail from Pat Flynn's Healer. Photo: Manchester Art Gallery

Review: Pat Flynn: Half-life of a Miracle

Follow Pat Flynn’s yellow brick road of pop culture, fiction and digital illusion at Manchester Art Gallery

One of Ben Rivers' jungle-like screening rooms at The Whitworth. Photo: Neil Greenhalgh

Review: Ben Rivers – The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

An inside out exploration of storytelling and film-making at The Whitworth

Photo: The Pilcrow Pub

The Pilcrow Pub

Craftsmen and volunteers unite to build a pub from scratch

Photo: Mark B. Schlemmer @Flickr

Top 5: Conceptual art

In light of Tate Britain’s upcoming show on British conceptual art, we take a look at some iconic thought-driven pieces

David Coggins at Mancher Victoria station. Photo: Neil Greenhalgh

Review: The Face of Change

David Coggins’ nine paintings about the history of Manchester Victoria are secretly tucked away in the station

Joan Miro' studio in Mallorca. Photo: Alexandra Moss@Flickr

The Factory and The Ghost Ranch

Arts Editor Ashley McGovern explores why we are fascinated by artists’ studios

Photo: Lyndon Mayhew-Dodd

Review: Cabinets of Curiosity at Sandbar

Michael Mayhew exhibits his collection of ‘wonder art’ for the punters of Sandbar

Agnes Dene walking in her wheat fields. Photo: Michael Peng@Flickr

Top 5: Environmental Art

With COP21 currently taking place, we take a look at some eco-friendly art works

James Casebere's Landscapes. Photo: Katie Killary@Flickr

Review: Model Behaviour

MMU’s Holden Gallery reminds us that when it comes to housing the maquette precedes the market

Liz West's Through No.3. Photo: Neil Greenhalgh

Review: Through No. 3 by Liz West

Castlefield Gallery provides Spinningfields with a mesmerising piece of public artwork