Arts Archive


Sculpting the landscape: A review of ‘Hepworth’
26th March 2021

Sculpting the landscape: A review of ‘Hepworth’

A new film on the importance of landscape in the life and work of the sculptor Barbara Hepworth
Richard Prince: Social media and copyright
20th March 2021

Richard Prince: Social media and copyright

Alienor Bombarde explores the Richard Prince controversy and what it reveals about privacy in our time
Behind the cover: the art of album cover art
18th March 2021

Behind the cover: the art of album cover art

We ask our contributors: what album cover art has stuck with you over time?
On The Streets: Raising awareness of homelessness in Manchester
13th March 2021

On The Streets: Raising awareness of homelessness in Manchester

A Manchester-based artist is fighting homelessness by taking his striking paintings onto the streets
Mancunian Visions: Robin Broadley
13th March 2021

Mancunian Visions: Robin Broadley

Artist Robin ‘CARDBROADLEY’ on his mission to give ’90s digital icons new life as 3D sculptures
Celebrate International Women’s Week with MACFEST.
5th March 2021

Celebrate International Women’s Week with MACFEST.

In celebration of International Women’s Week, the Muslim Arts and Culture Festival (MACFEST) are hosting a week of free digital events which you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your own home. The events appreciate and promote the work of incredible women from a range of different cultures and backgrounds. PROGRAMME OF EVENTS: […]
Getting down to the art of it
27th February 2021

Getting down to the art of it

Annie Dabb catches up with student artists about the social and professional challenges they face
Art goes online: Grayson Perry’s Art Club
25th February 2021

Art goes online: Grayson Perry’s Art Club

With its opening extended, we revisit Grayson Perry’s Art Club exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery
Wanderer in the skyline: A city view caught in the reflection?
19th February 2021

Wanderer in the skyline: A city view caught in the reflection?

The sights and sounds of Manchester may have been put on a pandemic pause, but The Manc Wanderer remains undeterred in pursuit of the perfect shot
Is it Art?: Welcome back
12th February 2021

Is it Art?: Welcome back

Sam Burt considers what the bittersweet signs of the Whitworth Gallery might mean to us now

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Online Exhibition Review: Obstructions
5th February 2021

Online Exhibition Review: Obstructions

Arts Editor Sam Burt explores the latest exhibition in an online series presented by Castlefield Art gallery
MACFEST: The power of community over isolation
27th January 2021

MACFEST: The power of community over isolation

What to expect from this year’s MACFEST, the festival of Islamic art and culture
Art galleries aren’t a priority in a pandemic – but they are essential
18th January 2021

Art galleries aren’t a priority in a pandemic – but they are essential

The real threat to galleries may not be Covid-19 but the government’s utilitarian attitude to the arts, says Probert Dean
Materialise with the Manchester School of Art
16th January 2021

Materialise with the Manchester School of Art

The Art team explore the new online exhibition showcasing the work of Manchester School of Art’s MA students – ‘Materialise’
The Lurner Prize: the art prize for everyone
12th December 2020

The Lurner Prize: the art prize for everyone

The Lurner Prize is a prize for self-taught artists to find success outside of the traditional cultural institutions
Art in Mancunia: Summer-May Henry
11th December 2020

Art in Mancunia: Summer-May Henry

Sam Burt catches up with Summer-May Henry about all things graphic design, inclusive representation, and working during lockdown
Is it Art? Student protest banners
10th December 2020

Is it Art? Student protest banners

Just cardboard and bedsheets, or something more? Sam Burt discusses whether recent creative efforts at demonstrations can be considered ‘protest art’
Art goes online
4th December 2020

Art goes online

How and when to enjoy art from home
What’s going on with Mary Wollstonecraft?
4th December 2020

What’s going on with Mary Wollstonecraft?

In case you haven’t seen, historical feminist writer from the 1700s, Mary Wollstonecraft, is causing a controversy in the UK, online, and even in the New York Times; But why?
Art in Lockdown: ’50 Windows of Creativity’
20th November 2020

Art in Lockdown: ’50 Windows of Creativity’

Sam and Ruby explore the new multi-media art trail showcasing around central Manchester

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