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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

Photo: Eleanor Forrest

The Terracotta Army has arrived in Liverpool

10 terracotta warriors and over 180 artefacts are on display at the World Museum, Liverpool, linking the UK and China both historically and culturally

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

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

Photo: Eleanor Forrest @ The Mancunion

Remembering Partition with New North South: Risham Syed

Risham Syed showcases her first solo exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery as her postcard-sized paintings trace the developing landscape of her hometown, Lahore, Pakistan

Yang Yongliang, The Night of Perpetual Day, 2014 image courtesy of Constantin Brosteanu

Review: Digital Matters – The Earth Behind the Screen

The CFCCA document the lesser known routes of global supply chains, inviting us to question our role as consumers

Photo: Poetry of Perception @ Vimeo

Review: Punk in Drublic – A Night of Spoken Word, Poetry & Comedy

Poetry and comedy violently clash in the name of charity