‘New Work’ – Ben Cook


From the process of random automatic drawing Cook identified and isolated re-occurring forms to create the expressive vocabulary of his paintings.

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‘Diverse City’ Architecture Towards a New Manchester


“Cities ought to be places of culture, civilised and enlightened, but also lively and diverse, even fun. Manchester cannot afford not to invest in culture, in street life, and in the public realm. Investing in culture is investing in urban life”. (Manchester First, Manchester City Council Arts and Cultural Strategy; Urban Cultures 1992.)

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Bridget Riley


Paintings from the 1980’s to 1994 by one of the UK’s foremost international artists explore the primary sensations of colour and light in an ever changing natural world in this, Bridget Riley’s first solo exhibition in the North West for twenty years.

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‘Private Lives. Public Places’ – Andrew Parsons


Vibrant scenes of contemporary urban life are portrayed in Andrew Parson’s new paintings. Witty and mundane stories unravel against a cityscape backdrop of high-rise flats and shopping centres.

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‘Painted Perceptions’ – Peter Lewis, Danny Markey, Liam Spencer, Robert Welch & Thomas Watt


The rooftops of Ardwick are not everyone’s idea of an inspiring subject for a work of art. However, with the help of a little sunshine and a painter’s touch, this unpromising material is transformed into vivid celebration of colour and light in Liam Spencer’s painterly interpretations of 90’s Manchester.

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Zadok Ben-David


As part of 10th Birthday Celebrations and City of Drama ’94, Castlefield Gallery brings sculpture by Zadok Ben-David to Manchester for the first time. The exhibition combines pieces last seen in Germany and Los Angeles with exciting new work that have not been shown before.

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