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New territory: Manchester’s HOME creates meeting point for the arts

As HOME, Manchester’s new space for art, theatre and cinema, fully opens to the public, Bob Dickinson looks at its place in the city’s arts ecology, the significance of its cross-disciplinary approach to commissioning, and where it sits in the city’s wider regeneration plans and the creation of a ‘northern powerhouse’.

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Preview Photos from ‘A Question of Landscape’ Show

Last Friday’s preview was a mix of great company alongside a compelling display of ‘New Generation Landscape Art’ allowing viewers to explore the complexities of interpreting landscape and the world we live in. My new solo show ‘A Question of […]

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International Cover-Up

Oil Pastel, Pencil, Felt Tip, Emulsion, Oil and Watercolour on Canvas 59 x 90 x 4.5 March 2015   There is almost always a painting once considered finished underneath my works. They have been painted over. Sometimes completely, sometimes enough […]

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Themes Running Through My Recent Work

I make paintings that reference pictorial qualities associated with landscapes and sometimes portraits, but with no conscious intension to do so. They all seem like simplified versions of something else, or partially covered versions. I’m interested in surface tension, build […]

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Found Paintings

I’m really interested in the idea of ‘found paintings’. Coming across painterly incidents within the non-art arena of functional painting. Within badly painted fences and botched half jobs I see shapes and compositions that are really interesting when viewed in […]

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13th April

Painted over one of the wood stain paintings. Looking at it in context with the rest of my recent work, there seems to be a dialogue developing between them and a series starting to form. Part of what I’m enjoying […]

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Wood Stain Paintings

  Wood stain battles with the canvas, I have to force it on. When I begin the process of removal I can see how vulnerable and fragile it is. It’s clear that it’s not designed for this surface. The paintings […]

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Recent Work

Some reflections on my recent work and activity.

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Cornelia Parker and a trip to the Whitworth.

While making my cine frame pieces, I have been thinking about an essay I wrote earlier in my degree about Cornelia Parker. I love her work, and my essay looked at several pieces, including one series that connects strongly with […]

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Stepping into a rainbow – and it feels like magic!

The last week has been crazy! I haven’t even had a chance to blog! On Tuesday (27th Jan) I started installing my new site-specific chromatic light work Your Colour Perception at Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces Federation House on it’s […]

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30 years of Castlefield Gallery: “People decided to club together and do something”

Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery is celebrating its 30-year history with a forward-looking exhibition featuring artists who are ‘shaping the future of contemporary art’. Liz West, an artist based in the city, speaks to the gallery’s director and to fellow Manchester artists, about the important role it plays in the area’s art ecology.

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