Saoirse Akhtar-Farren reflects on Manchester born Chris Ofili’s ‘The Holy Virgin Mary’, which featured in Charles Saatchi’s exhibition ‘Sensation’ in 1997, in relation to challenging the nature of art and conventional reverence associated with religious imagery.
In keeping with the political atmosphere of the Students’ Union elections, Bella Jewell explores Manchester’s history of left-wing politics in this instalment of Artefact of the Week, looking to the desk on which Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels formulated the socio-economical theory Marxism
Some of his works are inspired by those in the Manchester Art Gallery
We are all artists. Whether we realise it or not, we demonstrate our creative instincts in things that we do every day. Convinced? Let Theo Bennett explain
In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Bella Jewell looks to the new Emmeline Pankhurst Statue; only the second statue of a female in Manchester… does this mark a moment of change in the representation of women?
Saoirse Akhtar Farren speaks with student artist, Maya Sharp, looking at how her photography reconnects with literary classics and powerful landscapes, in her deeply mysterious photographic series.
Theo Bennett reviews Simeon Barclay’s latest exhibition at the Holden Gallery at Manchester School of Art, which explores how culture shapes our identities.
Photography student, Ryan Gear, discusses how his work challenges the stereotypes surrounding landscape photography, whilst deconstructing the mundane of our everyday existence.
Claudia Neuray reviews Halima Cassell’s exhibiton Eclectica – Global Inspirations, which is currently on show at Manchester Art Gallery
Lily Rosenberg reviews Selfridges latest campaign, ‘State of the Arts’, a show which attempts to make art more accessible, highlighting the link between art and fashion, yet she believes fails to execute a truly effective installation
Eva Gerretsen explores the work of Politics and International Relations student Emmanuel Anie-Akwetey, whose photographs are a dip in a pool of colour, a journey through the city you thought you knew
In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Angus Dickson looks at the bizarre Vimto monument on Granby Row, considering its place in Manchester’s history, and how it continues to evoke a distinctly mancunian pride
In this instalment of Art in Mancunia, Saoirse Akhtar-Farren reviews Priya Ray’s ‘Absence’ Project: a photographic series exploring loss and life after bereavement
Mia Edwards reviews an intimate night of feminist spoken word performance, reflecting upon the power of mutual support and the sharing of stories
Saoirse Akhtar Farren reviews a Sexpression talk, part of Sex Week, discussing the relationship between art and sex, considering the male gaze and historical context
In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Bella Jewell examines a mancunian treasure, The Toast Rack: a grade two listed brutalist masterpiece.
Angus Dickson discusses the reasons for the decline of Modern Art’s popularity by exploring how xenophobia, cultural progression, and artistic theory impact upon our definitions of ‘art’