A triple helping of art launches this week (four including Lantern at Soup) with three new shows opening in the space of a day. You might not be able to fit them all in (unless you’re PastaPaul of course) so read on and make an informed decision on which to give your patronage.

Visions of Siberia (pictured)
An eclectic exhibition in Cord’s basement bar ‘Vault’ from Generic Greetings Collective including photography, film installation and illustration, all interpreting Siberia. The region’s history, religion, architecture, politics and art will be covered by artists such as Will Berry, Liam Healy and FREnchfire. Open for one night only
Wed 20 Feb, Vault, downstairs at Cord, 8 Dorsey Street, M4 1LU, 7pm – 11pm, FREE, www.facebook.com

Andrew Sawyer
Sawyer makes something of a homecoming with this exhibition, presenting two new series of works taken during recent artistic residencies in Morocco and Sweden. He is making quite a name for himself as a travel and landscape photographer with an attention to detail and original treatment of tone and light.
Thu 21 Feb – Tue 16 Apr, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, Cafe/bar times vary, FREE, www.cornerhouse.org

Taking inspiration from the aardvark, eight artists will preview their work in Hope Mill. AWOL offers flexible workspaces for artists and, since the Droylsden tram line opened, it’s even easier to get to (close to Holt Street Station, just 2 stops from Piccadilly). If this feels like too far out of town for you then remember there’s free beer as well as art. That tipped it, didn’t it?
Thu 21 Feb, Hope Mill, First Floor, 113 Pollard Street, M4 7JA. 6pm – 9pm, FREE, www.facebook.com

Wed 20 Feb - Thu 21 Feb
John Stansfield
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Wed 20 Feb 2013