Divide

A collection of work from eight Fine Artists studying at Manchester School of Art. An exciting adventure for these new artists, the exhibition will showcase some of their current works. Each different in their own way, DIVIDE covers a diverse range of works – from mixed media and illustration, to collage, painting and abstracts. The opening night will take place on the 31st March with drinks and an opportunity to meet the artists. Link to the facebook event : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193604950671395 We will also have a website, but this is in the process of being set up at the mo. Here are the names of everyone in case you need them: Natasha Amy Price Aradhana Khemani Sarah-Jane Avery Blanca Lemus Maria Isabel Gonzalez Elizabeth Boden Sean Liddle Marta...

Miscellaneous

MISCELLANEOUS is an exhibition put together by five students of Manchester School of Art; Lauren Atkinson, Connor Callaghan, Anthea Crossley, Marianne Sherman & Jane Taylor. Held at the Venue space in Kraak Gallery in the Northern Quarter. Opening Night: Monday 4th April 6-9pm Also open Tuesday 5th April 11am-4pm Complimentary drinks and also a live acoustic performance by musician Ian Miller on the opening night. Hope to see you all there!...

Manchester Here's To You...

A 24 hour pop-up exhibition curated by Ella Rainsbury, tracing her experience of the city from beginning to end, illustrated with photographic portraits by Tom...

Peatree Bojangles

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Vice Versa

The vice versa exhibition is a showcase of work created from the indulgent passions of two Manchester born artist, fusing Mark Robinsons urban, tribal metaphors against Jason Ricketts opulent, grandiose fields of colour, each canvass, sculpture or sketch tells its own story. Jason Ricketts Artist Statement Painting, to me, is a unique experience. Each work is a surprise and has its own personal and intuitive meaning. After brainstorming feelings and memories, each one of my paintings evolves freely and independently.  I am not a realistic artist so it is all feelings of joy, frustration, uncertainty, excitement and passion but to name a few. I start the paintings and I don’t know at the finish what they will become. Within this series of paintings and images my aim is to show my train of thought the things around me that influence the work I produce, the way I apply the paint whether it be controlled or completely chaotic if there is such a thing. The layers of paint hide images and reveal images just the same as we hide and reveal things about ourselves, If I was asked what my work is about I would say “it is about the beginning it is about me” Mark Robinson Artist Statement My work is a chaotic accumulation of pattern and form influenced by primitive and tribal cultures but with a contemporary edge. It is spontaneous, unlimited and unplanned. I enjoy the excitement of not knowing what the outcome will be until I have finished. The work I am showing in this exhibition is made up of images I have chosen for their function of form and how the shapes interlock. I want the viewer to feel overwhelmed, confused and become completely immersed in the...

xup album launch + photo exhibition preview night...

28 – 30 April 2011 Xup Different Animal album launch and exhibition     @ Kraak Gallery, Manchester opening night and gig 28.04.11   This event celebrates the launch of ‘Different Animal’ – the new 14 track album by Xup. With accompanying photo/poster print exhibition showcasing 40 pieces of original album artwork by Xup, including a collection of photos of wolves shot up close and personal. The opening night takes place from 8pm on Thursday 28 April, with live music from Xup, Water Signs and more acts tbc. The photo/poster print exhibition runs until Saturday 30th April. Please follow the link for more info or visit http://kraak.co.uk/ Xup The Different Animal album was born up against the wall… pushed into a corner… biting back. Recorded between March 2009 and October 2010… the album grew a virtual universe around itself, a shell-like exterior, becoming a self contained little capsule. Different Animal is part ‘Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid’ and part ‘Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke’. Different Animal is the second album by Xup. Xup is ilana on vocals, 1972 Fender Mustang bass, borrowed guitar and the drums.   “Different Animal sounds something like Joy Division making an art-house B movie starring Sonic Youth and Patti Smith…” www.music-news.com   “Possessed of a predatory post punk prowl and gouged by a distractively dead eyed sparsely detached noir stained schlock… It curdles and twists to a damaged and dented swamp dragged blues dialect, it aches and howls with a deeply penetrating psychosis that at times makes Siouxsie and the Banshees’ ’the scream’ sound like a sunny walk in the park… A torn and tortured beauty…” www.losingtoday.com   Different Animal is out now @ http://xupmusic.bandcamp.com/ and on itunes, amazon and spotify.   www.xupmusic.co.uk ::WA†ER §IGNS:: WATER SIGNS were formed...