Natus Residency: Keith Bloody Mary

We’re excited to announce that the artist undertaking our Natus Residency over the summer will be Manchester-based Keith Bloody Mary. Alice Thickett, who works under the pseudonym Keith Bloody Mary, is currently studying for an MA in Visual Culture at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her work is most often found in...

Summer of Star Wars

Calling all Younglings and Padawans! This summer we have a Star Wars theme running through all of our activity workshops- check out our events page or go to our Eventbrite page. Join us, and together we can rule the galaxy as artists and geeks! For more on what is happening...

Artist Spotlight: Liz Chapman

My name is Liz Chapman; I am a Wigan-based artist and associate artist at Cross Street Arts in Standish. I studied Art and Design (Fine Art) at both college and university and have a BA Honours degree in Art History. I enjoy creating art work, delivering art workshops and occasionally...

Current Exhibition: Do Not Fold Spindle Or Mutilate

DO NOT FOLD SPINDLE OR MUTILATE ‘Do Not Fold Spindle Or Mutilate’ presents a series of prints which reference our relationship with technology. Cultural manifestations of technology often outlast their material use. ‘Do Not Fold Spindle Or Mutilate’ is such an example. The phrase was printed on IBM punch cards,...

Past Exhibition: Florum Machina

  FLORUM MACHINA Taking its name from the Latin for flower machine, ‘Florum Machina’ presents a number of interactive sculptures, alongside a series of botanical illustrations which informed their creation. Inspired by the machines and contraptions designed by cartoonists Rube Goldberg and W. Heath Robinson, centrepiece of the exhibition ‘The...

Artist Spotlight: Clare Phelan, Printmaker

Clare Phelan Having worked as an Art Therapist in the NHS for twenty years, Clare returned to education, completing a Visual Arts MA (distinction) from Bradford College in 2013. She now works from her studio in Holmfirth West Yorkshire, and at Hot Bed Press in Salford. “I’m interested in ‘cultural lag’...