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Northern Design Scene: Manchester Art

Manchester Art Gallery has a wonderful mixture of  international collections, both contemporary and historic right in the heart of the city.  As part of the running to the BCFA’s Manchester Open, Design Insider is looking into the northern design scene. We visited Manchester Art Gallery and were blown away by some of the exhibits. Take a […]

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Northern Design Scene:...

Some of the worlds bestselling Authors came from Manchester, you may have read some of their work; Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange, Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret garden and poet Carol Ann Duffy to name a few.  With that in mind, it’s not a surprise that Manchester is home to some of the most […]

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Laurence Stephen Lowry, was born in Salfold, Manchester in 1887. Many of his paintings and drawing were directly inspired by and depicted Manchester cityscapes. An Accident (1926) – The scene depicted here shows a crowd forming around a women found to have committed suicide. In Lowry’s early life he worked as a dept collector only […]

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Northern Design Scene:...

With the BCFA Manchester Open fast approaching we have decided to create a collection of articles focusing on the design scene in the north. Generally, people believe that London is the hub of creativity in the UK but we would like to debunk that theory. On a sunny day in July, I took a trip […]

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