What a spectacular week last week was! 2 art festivals have come to The Fonts of Chorlton and Manchester, the latter was a fantastical affair indeed! If you read our post about ‘Madam Mosey’s Cabinet of Curiosities’ or were lucky enough to come down to see the exhibition you will know it was a plethora of sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and video, all part of the Unit X festival which involved many different bars around Manchester.
If however you did miss the exhibition as it was on for a mere 5 days (or you just fancy remembering the best bits!) Here are some pictures for your enjoyment!
JANE EVANS: NORTH WALES HOLIDAY PHOTOS
With our maiden year in Chorlton we were very excited to be asked to be part of the Chorlton Arts Festival!
We are fortunate enough to be showcasing the work of local artist Jane Evans (MMU graduate), she will be displaying a piece entitled ‘North Wales Holiday Photos’.
This piece is around 40 different collections of photographs of holidays in North Wales that span a period from 1930-1990. The photographs represent the community of the holidaymaker, they exhibit a sense of belonging to the region though these people have never lived there.
It raises questions around place history and belonging and what a community can be.
The festival runs from Friday 17th May to Sunday 26th May and is FREE ENTRY! So no excuses, come and absorb some free art and why not have a delicious beer/cider or fine cocktail while you’re at it daaahling!?
There is also a sneaky peak preview night on Thursday 16th May – 7pm to 9pm for those who can’t wait! This night is also free, wonderful stuff!
Click HERE to see Jane’s Facebook page about the piece!
Be sure to check out the rest of the festival happenings around Chorlton, there’s tonnes to suit all tastes with music/crafts/art and more!
Role up! Role up! Welcome to a brand new and exciting exhibition part of the Unit X festival!
‘An exhibition compiled of life’s curiosities and humanity’s obsession with categorization. Collecting and archiving the banal and bizarre, authentic and fake, representation and paradoy.’
‘Artists respond to Manchester’s museums and the role they maintain within our everyday lives.’
Work includes sculpture, paint, drawing, photography and video. The exhibition is FREE and open to all!
Opening night is Monday 13th from 6pm and should be quite a spectacle with interactive art to fondle and wall to wall curiosities.
Show runs from Monday 13th – Friday 17th (so don’t miss out!)
Victoria Young Jamieson is a textiles student at MMU and we are very lucky to be
exhibiting her latest project ‘Colour Crusade’. It is an 18 minute projection on loop, made up of a series of filmed or photographed close ups of ink. Influenced by the 60′s, this piece looks pretty psychedelic indeed!!
Blessed once more with artwork by our friend Laura, this time she is gracing not one but two bars walls!
To the right is her enchanting display at The Font, Fallowfield. A mixed media piece using canvas, bold shapes and wise words. Come and check it out at night time to see the added twinkle!
Here we have some charming pieces you can buy from her website http://www.lauragee.co.uk. These have fitted in perfectly in our new pad at Chorlton, thankyou very much Laura for making The Fonts walls beautiful once more!
A multimedia experiment; vinyl, perspex and wood mural. Alan Dalby (http://www.alandalby.co.uk) and ’scan-stick’ (http://www.scan-stick.co.uk) join forces and create an alchemists dream!
‘Alan Dalby is a graphic Illustrator from Manchester, England, with a penchant for shape, tessellation and the animal kingdom.’ Follow him on twitter @AlanDalby
Tradition – A specific custom or practice of long standing.
Those of you who have been part of the Font family for a while will be accustomed to our yearly tote bag release. Each year we find an emerging artist or illustrator to produce a design for our lovely little bag.
We are proud to introduce you too
Miss Jess Marshall
As we enter the new academic year why not try and dodge the usual free tat that is dished out and keep your eyes peeled for this little gem. Not only does it look amazing but you can keep things in it, what more could you possibly need!
A few of our comrades from the good ship Font shall be giving these out over the next few weeks.
We would like to thank Jess for her efforts and hope you like it just as much as we do! You can find more of her delights - here