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Manchester Art Directory was founded on the idea that art should be accessible to everyone. No longer do you need to be ‘in’ with the art crowd to know what’s going on – just check the Art Directory. By making the world of art simpler, we believe more people will join us

Democratizing art is our goal, whether it’s a major retrospective at the Whitworth or a first year student exhibiting in a spare bedroom, we list all shows equally

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Joe Preston

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Joe Preston is a photographer and artist who graduated from the Manchester School of Art in 2018. He has worked in documentary film making and writing.

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Jess Breeze has a degree in speech and language therapy. While studying for her NHS degree Jess has pursued various curatorial projects across Manchester. 

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Eye Suriyanon is a writer and artist. She recently graduated from the Manchester School of Art and previously worked in Bangkok, covering arts and culture for the lifestyle publication BK Magazine

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Kate Haywood

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Kate Haywood

Since graduating just four years ago, Kate Haywood has emerged as one of the UK’s most distinctive and imaginative new ceramicists, showing at leading venues in the UK and abroad. She makes intriguing, surreal sculptures in finely modelled porcelain with colourful textiles, glass and metallic elements. Frequently inspired by found objects from long ago and far away, Haywood’s works are designed to engage our imagination and senses.

permalinklink to eventManchester Art Gallery

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Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves

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Combining archive footage with fiction scenes shot in China, Ten Thousand Waves alludes to both traditional and contemporary Chinese visual culture. It features leading Chinese artists and performers including actresses Maggie Cheung and Zhao Tao, video artist Yang Fudong, master calligrapher Gong Fagen, cinematographer Zha Xiaoshi and poet Wang Ping, whose verse pays tribute to the ‘lost souls' of those who died in Morecombe. The film’s score fuses Western and Eastern styles, incorporating music and original score by Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra as well as by the classical composer Maria de Alvear.

permalinklink to eventThe Whitworth Art Gallery

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This series features eight sessions, stretching from the Middle Ages to the present; they are interactive, dynamic and engaging, and have been designed by art historian Sara Riccardi (History of Art MA in Rome, founder of Art Across) to create connections between the past and the present, highlighting in a chronological overview the threads linking together centuries of artistic production.

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Showcasing furniture, fashion, lighting, ceramics, glass, metalwork and jewellery, Nordic Craft and Design highlights the superb quality and creativity inherent in design from the region and features pieces from 1930 to the present day.

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Camille Smithwick presents a series of drawings and portraits exploring the mysterious life of Kaspar Hauser, the teenage foundling who mysteriously appeared in Nuremberg in 1828.

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