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Baltic Gateshead

Caroline Achaintre

Until 30 October 2016

Caroline Achaintre (born Toulouse, 1969) works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, prints and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts. Her work is colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of Carnival and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd.

The Playground Project

Until 30 October 2016

The Playground Project will bring back many exemplary, but now often forgotten playground initiatives, pioneering acts and adventures with a playground in which children (and inner children) can run, hide, climb and imagine.

Christiana Soulou

Until 25 September 2016

Athens-based Christiana Soulou makes complex drawings that investigate the nature of being human and its many conditions. The expressive lines and expansive re-imagining of forms in her work often derive from literature.


Head to Head: Vasilis Asimakopoulos and Christian Falsnaes

Until 6th November 2016

Castlefield Gallery (CG) is excited to present artists Vasilis Asimakopoulos and Christian Falsnaes for its annualHead to Head exhibition. For 2016 CG will be reworking the format of the Head to Head, consecutively handing the gallery over to one artist at a time to each produce a solo presentation, providing an opportunity to see work by two innovative artists who approach their practice from distinct perspectives yet share overlapping interests in the nature of participation, event, and social ritual in the context of exhibition space.

Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art

30 Years of CFCCA | Stanley Chow

Until 31 December 2016

CFCCA is proud to launch our new limited edition print shop with a series of exclusive works by celebrated Manchester artist Stanley Chow.

In 2016, CFCCA celebrates its 30 year anniversary with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.

Lu Pingyuan

Until 17 October 2016

Shanghai-based artist, Lu Pingyuan (b. 1984, Zhejiang Province, China) writes stories as a way to express his artistic points of view. The stories are partly authentic and partly fictional, often enigmatic and concerned with spiritual themes. His interest in the supernatural attracted him to the reports of mysterious sightings of a ghost, seen by staff of the Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub in Bolton and also captured on CCTV.

Kuo I-Chen Residency

Until 14 November 2016

Through his practice, Taiwanese artist Kuo I-Chen interrogates the process of residencies themselves. He recently developed the STUPIN website, a platform for residency exchange allowing artists to directly swap studios and resources, creating new opportunities for collaboration.

For his CFCCA residency, I-Chen will work with different artists, studios and University courses across the city of Manchester to explore the concepts of collaboration and exchange.

Harris Art Gallery and Museum

Painting with Rainbows: Michael Foreman

Until 6 November 2016

Michael Foreman has been creating well-loved children's books, as both illustrator and author, for over 50 years. This popular exhibition makes a perfect family day out in Preston.  You can enjoy original artworks, playful props, films, books and family activities that will encourage the whole family to become part of Michael's magical storytelling world.

New Glass Works by Ana Rosa Hopkins

Until 6 November 2016

Ana was born in Argentina but is now based in Manchester. She works in glass, mainly crystal glass, where she explores how the ‘back story’ to an object can act as a catalyst to communication and generate meaning through use of metaphor, signification, association and suggestion. Ana’s striking pieces add impact and drama to our existing glass collections, most of which date from the 1800’s.

Hepworth Wakefield

The Tim Sayer Bequest: A Private Collection Revealed

Until 9 October 2016

This exhibition celebrates the Tim Sayer Bequest, one of the most significant gifts to Wakefield by a private collector. It will bring together approximately 100 works drawn from Tim Sayer’s collection, which he has passionately built up over the last five decades, including works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Prunella Clough, Sonia Delaunay, Naum Gabo, David Hockney, Paul Nash, Gerhard Richter and Bridget Riley among many others.

Yorkshire: Hepworth, Moore And The Landscape

Until 18 September 2016

As The Hepworth Wakefield marks its 5th birthday, this exhibition celebrates the artistic heritage of Wakefield and Yorkshire with a major display of paintings from the Wakefield Permanent Art Collection, and key works by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

Kettle's Yard At The Hepworth Wakefield

Until 4 September 2016

Kettle’s Yard at The Hepworth Wakefield is a unique opportunity to see key works from this exceptional collection alongside the Wakefield art collection while the Cambridge gallery is closed for renovation. Kettle’s Yard was a series of cottages converted into a Modernist home by H. S. Jim Ede, a notable collector of modern British art. Ede conceived his home as 'a living place where works of art could be enjoyed’.


Behind the Sun: Prêmio Marcantônio Vilaça CNI Sesi Senai

Until 25 September 2016

A group exhibition made up of the five winners of the Prêmio Marcantônio Vilaça CNI Sesi Senai, the largest contemporary art prize in Brazil, this exhibition is a snapshot of new work from across the country. With film, performance, sculpture, photography and original performance, Behind the Sun challenges our preconceptions of a country that’s often reduced to frivolous, carnival-esque stereotypes.

Artist Film Weekender

Until 2 October 2016 

Our annual celebration of the alt-wonderful world of artist film is crammed with special guests, premieres and discussions. We launch with artist Clara Casian and musician Robin Richard’s new collaboration, Birdsong – Stories from Pripyat, featuring footage captured in the famously abandoned ‘ghost city’ adjacent to the Chernobyl Power Plant blended with archive material and unique soundtrack by a live quartet.

Rachel Maclean Exhibition

Until 8 January 2017

Wot u :-) about? presents a major solo exhibition of entirely new work by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean, who will represent Scotland at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Curated by Bren O’Callaghan, Visual Art Programme Manager, HOME, and Sarah Perks, Artistic Director: Visual Art, HOME.

Maclean uses the fairytale genre to examine the murky boundary between childhood and adulthood. She explores ideas of  happiness and childhood as qualities that can be packaged and sold resulting in dark and unsettling adventures located in a netherland reminiscent of the supersaturated, candy-coloured palette of children’s television.

Manchester Art Gallery

Fashion & Freedom

Until 27 November 2016

Fashion & Freedom presents original designs by Holly Fulton, Roksanda, J JS Lee, Vivienne Westwood, Emilia Wickstead and Sadie Williams, new film from SHOWstudio and Luke Snellin, and works by the next generation of fashion talent – all influenced by the new fashions and freedoms worn and won by women in 1914-18.

Boris Nzebo Urban Style

Until 13 November 2016

Boris Nzebo explores urban life through elaborate hairstyles and vibrant city views. Urban Style, his first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery, presents Nzebo’s large-scale stylised silhouettes of human heads overlaid onto architectural facades and interior spaces in multi-layered scenes. 

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Until 30 October 2016

Direct from the National Portrait Gallery, London, Vogue 100: A Century of Style is a major exhibition celebrating 100 years of cutting-edge fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue

Manchester Craft and Design 

Hand Craft

Until 30 October 2016

Ideas travel, and HAND.01, a packable, refillable, paper-topped modular table from emergent British design studio HAND and paper pioneers G.F Smith, has been designed to ensure that inspiration is captured wherever it strikes.

We’ve joined forces with HAND Studio to capture the creativity of our Resident Makers and other creatives from across Manchester, and to celebrate craft, collaboration and the heritage of Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

Bolton University Textiles Showcase

Until 11 September 2016

University of Bolton Textiles & Surface Design graduates Luke Mason, Abbie McAndrews and Cheyenne Slater will be showcasing their collections here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th September 2016.

MCDC Makers on Tour: GNCCF 2016

Until 9 October 2016

Recognised as one of the leading selling events for contemporary craft in the UK, the Greater Northern Contemporary Craft Fair returns to Old Granada Studios this October.

It showcases a wide variety of contemporary craft including ceramics, glass, jewellery, interiors and homewares, fashion design and fashion textiles, wood, furniture, paper, silver, metal, product design, print-making and more. Visitors can buy or commission work directly from over 150 makers, learning about the process, inspiration, materials and stories behind the work.

The Tetley

Jonathan Taryte: PolyCulture

Until 9 October 2016

In his first solo show in a public gallery in the UK, London-based sculptor Jonathan Trayte presents a variety of recent works especially made and selected for The Tetley. Trayte’s work explores our complex relationship with food, from the production industry and global supply chains that engineer and design the products we consume, to its emotional and social role in today’s food obsessed society.

Stass Paraskos: Lovers & Romances

Until 9 October 2016

Bringing together a collection of paintings by Cypriot artist Stass Paraskos, this exhibition hinges around ‘Lovers & Romances’ an exhibition that was the subject of an obscenity trial in 1966 following a complaint by a member of the public and a police raid on the show of the same title at Leeds Institute.

Jem Finer: Spiegelei


To accompany the exhibition Think.Play.Do and our Summer of Play we are delighted to bring Jem Finer’s Spiegelei (2010) from Yorkshire Sculpture Park to the urban setting of Brewery Green.

Spiegelei is a 360-degree camera obscura housed inside a stainless steel sphere on top of an off-the-shelf garden shed, which reflects distorted and inverted views of the surrounding landscape.

Whitworth Gallery

Elizabeth Price Curates

Until 31 October 2016

Her work often represents a dialogue between the virtual realm of film and the physical world of museum artifacts. In this highly original exhibition stages an 'austere melodrama', encompassing a vast repertoire of images of the reclining or recumbent body by many artists - in states of weariness, sleep, stupor, reverie, mourning, death and erotic transport or languor.

Nico Vascellari

Until 18 September 2016

Visitors are invited to explore the haunting installation Bus de la Lum which draws on the arcane powers of the forest and suggests the deep secrets within it.

Visions of the Front 1916-18

Until 20 November 2016

2016 marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in the First World War. After two years of trench warfare, the British and French attempted to break through German lines on the Western Front, resulting in one of the bloodiest battles in history, fought between 1st July and 1st November as part of a grand offensive across all fronts of the war.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Transparency: A National Partners Programme exhibition from the Arts Council Collection

Until 4 September 2016

Taking the exceptional light qualities of the historic Chapel as inspiration, this exhibition explores the condition of transparency and in so doing responds to the particular aesthetic of the 18th-century building. 

Transparency is the second in a series of exhibitions from the Arts Council Collection's National Partners Programme.

Editions and Objects: Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents St. Judes

Until 30 October 2016

In partnership with St Jude’s, YSP presents a unique group exhibition showcasing the best of contemporary UK art and design. Featuring the work of 13 artists including Mark Hearld, Peter Green OBE and Angie Lewin, Editions and Objects runs from 25 June until 30 October 2016.

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