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16th April 2024

Review: Please Feel Free to Ignore My Work by David Hoyle

This month, Factory International’s Aviva Studios welcomes renowned artist David Hoyle, in a three week residency spanning multiple art forms.

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15th April 2024

Making Manchester #1: Anna Marsden

We’re kicking off our new feature, Making Manchester, by quizzing photographer Anna Marsden about her practice and what inspires her
9th March 2024

Four women who make the art world a better place

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2024, we asked our writers to tell us a bit about their favourite women artists.

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Review: FACE TO FACE at the Fête of Britain
23rd February 2024

Review: FACE TO FACE at the Fête of Britain

Brian Eno’s installation FACE TO FACE at Aviva Studios invites focus and contemplation on the state of things and how we might change them.
Surf Cerrito print workshop review: a mini artistic outlet
21st February 2024

Surf Cerrito print workshop review: a mini artistic outlet

Miss getting your hands dirty? Explore the artistic opportunities Manchester has to offer, starting off with MMU Surf x Surf Cerrito print workshop. A print workshop, sale and social all in one.
In conversation with Jo Lathwood: Art manifestos, the conflicts of making, and the next realm
21st February 2024

In conversation with Jo Lathwood: Art manifestos, the conflicts of making, and the next realm

The Mancunion chats with installation artist Jo Lathwood, about her new exhibition Making Up, a thought-provoking piece exploring journeys, materials and the environment at Salford Quay’s The Lowry
Indelicate 4.0: Are sex and art mutually exclusive?
16th February 2024

Indelicate 4.0: Are sex and art mutually exclusive?

The Mancunion explores the magical world of West Art Collective’s fetish and sex-positive art exhibition, Indelicate 4.0. The naughtiest night in Manchester celebrates all things pleasure, desire and sex through art, risqué performances, and workshops
Across the Channel: Impressionism in Manchester
14th February 2024

Across the Channel: Impressionism in Manchester

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the French Impressionist movement, The Mancunion delves into Manchester’s connections with the movement.
Review: Hot Bed Press Winter Print Fest
19th December 2023

Review: Hot Bed Press Winter Print Fest

Hot Bed Press invites visitors to explore its studios at their annual Winter Print Fest, featuring an “extensive display of the possibilities of print.”
“Art will always evolve”:  Transgressive cinema with Lee Threlkeld at Café Blah
12th December 2023

“Art will always evolve”: Transgressive cinema with Lee Threlkeld at Café Blah

On the 32nd screening of Cinema Transgressions’ weekly cult film evening at Café Blah, The Mancunion catches up with founder Lee Threlkeld to explore his youth of bootleg cinema and the quality of art for today’s students.
Artist Dinu Li’s ‘Phantom’s Vibe,’ explained
11th December 2023

Artist Dinu Li’s ‘Phantom’s Vibe,’ explained

In Dinu Li’s solo exhibition, a record player sings reggae. Above it, a limp splay of black hair brings to mind images of the ghostly Japanese Yūrei. Further inside a dim room, cast in warm reds and oranges, seemingly random objects form chaotic arrangements, creating contorted shadows on the cold floor. A haunting melody weaves […]
In conversation with Reece Williams: “My life was genuinely changed by poetry”
4th December 2023

In conversation with Reece Williams: “My life was genuinely changed by poetry”

Poet Reece Williams shares his experience of finding his way into the arts from being a Moss Side teenager to making his theatre debut at Home
Financial boost for northern creative industries under government’s Create Growth programme
3rd December 2023

Financial boost for northern creative industries under government’s Create Growth programme

Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer led the WeCreate Conference on November 13, launching the ‘Create Growth’ programme to support technological and financial development of the creative sector
In conversation with MMU art matriarch Sue Fox: “I have no fear of anything”
30th November 2023

In conversation with MMU art matriarch Sue Fox: “I have no fear of anything”

Sue Fox is a passionately fearless creatrix, urging students to use their art to find themselves and lose their fear. The Mancunion spoke to Sue about connecting with yourself and the role of art as therapy.
“A wonderful wander among art from all over the country”: Manchester Art Fair returns
26th November 2023

“A wonderful wander among art from all over the country”: Manchester Art Fair returns

Manchester Art Fair returned to Manchester Central last weekend, showcasing some of the best art the North has to offer
Imagining a better future: Sustainable art with Jessica El Mal
23rd November 2023

Imagining a better future: Sustainable art with Jessica El Mal

Artist and curator, Jessica El Mal talks about sustainability, collaboration and her curatorial work with A.MAL Projects
Review: Museum of Austerity – An expert guide to understanding hardship
17th November 2023

Review: Museum of Austerity – An expert guide to understanding hardship

Museum of Austerity is an evocative and immersive experience, revealing the harsh truths behind Conservative-led England.
An interview with HappeningInMCR: The Instagram page connecting Manchester’s art scene
7th November 2023

An interview with HappeningInMCR: The Instagram page connecting Manchester’s art scene

The Mancunion talks art, social media, and creative careers with HappeningInMcr, Manchester’s one-stop shop for art events and opportunities.