Photo: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

Bella Jewell reviews the latest show at the Manchester Art Gallery – Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing – one of 12 exhibitions taking place across the UK to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death

Mural of Tony Wilson artist Akse. Photo: David Dixon @ Geograph

In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Theo Bennett explores a tribute to Manchester music mogul Tony Wilson: the latest Akse mural to grace the side of a Northern Quarter substation

Photo: Sophie Marriott

In this edition of Artefact of the Week, Sophie Marriott looks at a ceramic jug from the Nasca Culture of Pre-Hispanic South America and how their mysterious and captivating artistry was filled with their iconography

Photo: Martin Parr

Photographer Martin Parr makes his return to Manchester with his newest exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery; Theo Bennett met him to talk about his work, the city of Manchester, Instagram, and a little bit of politics

Photo: Plum Leaves @ Flickr

Saoirse Akhtar-Farren reviews the plentiful Pre-Raphaelite exhibition currently on show at The Lowry, and explores L. S. Lowry’s admiration of the avant-garde Victorian student group.

Photo: Joy Division ©Jill Furmanovsky/rockarchive.com

Rock music photographer, Jill Furmanovsky, the person behind the exhibition ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’ talks about her career and the art of music photography

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