A new exhibition from rising artist Liam Dickinson shows plenty of character when it opens on Thursday 27 April in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Portraiture And The Urban Landscape runs for ten days at Manchester’s newest art supplies shop, Cass Art on Oldham Street. Dickinson was born in Preston and studied Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire. He came to public attention when, thanks to a wildcard entry, he became a finalist on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. The competition had him painting. among others, Imelda Staunton and Hairy Biker Dave Myers. Now based in Chorley, Dickinson experiments with photorealism, bringing a landscapist’s eye to the detail of his subjects – whether it’s the glow of brake lights in busy traffic or the reflections in rain sodden-streets. Part of a growing national group (read more) Cass Art provides a platform for local artists with their in-store Art Space – as well as materials for every kind of artists whether they are absolute beginners or Turner prize winners. Admission to Liam Dickinson: Portraiture And The Urban Landscape is absolutely free.

Thu 27 Apr – Sun 7 May, Cass Art, 55-57 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JR. Tel: 0161 832 1044, Mon – Wed 8.45am – 6.30pm, Thu 8.45am – 7pm, Fri 8.45am – 6.30pm, Sat 9am – 6pm, Sun 10am – 6pm, FREE, www.cassart.co.uk

Thu 27 Apr - Sun 7 May
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Mon 1 May 2017