As the mist starts to settle atop the Audenshaw reservoirs; as the street lights in Stretford begin to stutter; as the pub gardens across the city centre begin to empty, so a new season of art begins to rear its head alongside the autumnal equinox. Let’s take a look at 5 of the best…

Chris Payne: Flash Bang Wallop | HOME | 20 Sep - 17 Nov | Free

With David Lynch’s exhibition finishing at the end of September, Chris Payne’s exhibition leads HOME out of Lynch’s surreal universe and plunges the venue into a rhythm of percussion. His photographic portraits of drummers – such as Mike Joyce from The Smiths, and Stephen Morris of New Order – intend to inspire young people to pick up the sticks. One for the music lovers and photographers alike.

HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN, Tel: 0161 200 1500
Keith Haring | Tate Liverpool | 14 Jun - 10 Nov | £12.50/£10.50 Conc/Free for Members

Easily accessible by train, Liverpool’s Tate sets the scene for the work of legendary New York artist Keith Haring. Once a contemporary of Warhol and Basquiat, Haring’s work draws upon sexuality, the underground clubs of New York, and tagging culture. Various specialist tours are available, providing behind-the-scenes access to curatorial processes and methods.

Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB, Tel: 0151 702 7400.
What I Found In My Shed by Elizabeth Wood | The Weavers Factory, Oldham | 5 Oct - 27 Oct | Free

The Weavers Factory – a venue concealed among the village greens and canals of Uppermill – hosts Elizabeth Wood’s first solo show for 35 years. The exhibition is set to host a series of lost gems that have been gathering dust in her garden shed, setting her work with landscapes alongside her spiritual ‘60s period.

The Weavers Factory, 13 New Street, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6AU, Tel: 01457 810654
No Particular Place To Go? 35 Years of Sculpture | Castlefield Gallery | 6 Sep - 27 Oct | Free

With Castlefield Gallery celebrating its 35th anniversary, No Particular Place To Go? recalls the history of the gallery through a sculpture exhibition that is informed by the galleries own extension archives; drawing upon its own founding mythologies. Artists include Veronica Ryan, Jill Randall, and Jeff Lowe.

Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester M15 4GB, Tel: 0161 832 8034
Cézanne at the Whitworth | The Whitworth Art Gallery | 24 Aug - 20 Mar 2020 | Free

Though not strictly limited to Autumn, post-impressionist Cézanne’s coffee-coloured palette compliments Manchester’s Autumnal signature. The exhibition is the first in the UK since 1973 to showcase the work of the legendary Frenchman. The aim is to explore the complexity of his work and his dedication to his craft. Find out more in our preview.

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Thu 5 Sep - Wed 20 Mar
Will Stonier
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Thu 5 Sep 2019