The art offering in the North West just keeps getting better. In addition to our round up of the ten must-see exhibitions in the area, Manchester Art Gallery is due to launch the seventh edition of the Jerwood Makers Open, featuring new work from a variety of artists that work with a wide-selection of materials. Launched in 2010 as a platform on which to showcase and promote the making practices and processes of visual artists who are within 10 years of starting their careers, this year’s Jerwood Makers Open features work created in wood, metal, textiles and ceramics which vary in size and scope – from intricately created items to immersive, walk-in installations. Artists featured within 2020’s showcase include Mark Corfield-Moore, who’s woven work takes inspiration from of the practices found in rural communities in Thailand and the Scottish Highlands. Meanwhile, artist Lucie Gledhill has submitted a large-scale piece featuring interlocking curb-chains made from wood, silver and steel and Tana West has created a ceramic hall of black mirrors, offering a distorted and dystopic funfair experience. The exhibition features the work of five artists in total and can be visited from Saturday 1 February to Sunday 4 October 2020.

Sat 1 Feb - Sun 4 Oct, Manchester Art Gallery,
Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
, Tel: 0161 235 8888
Simon Bland
Published on:
Wed 22 Jan 2020