The Instituto Cervantes on Deansgate is best known as a place to learn Spanish, but the venue often has many cultural things going on. One such event, beginning at the end of this month, is Tierra Santa (‘Holy Land’), an exhibition by the award-winning photographer Guille Ibanez. The show is an exploration of Spain’s culture and heritage, including its religious festivals and politics. The aim is to highlight the distinctiveness of each region in the context of a diverse, and often divided, country. Born in Spain, Ibanez has lived in Manchester for over 15 years. He originally trained as a cinematographer, and still combines professional film and video work with his photography. He has been working on the Tierra Santa project for three years and will be compiling the resulting photographs into a book. There will be a free opening event which will include a panel discussion featuring the photographer himself and MMU Hispanics professors. For more exhibitions and art shows in Manchester click here.

Wed 31 Jan – Wed 28 Mar, Instituto Cervantes, Campfield Avenue Arcade, 326-330 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4FN, Tel: 0161 661 4201, times vary, FREE,

Wed 31 Jan - Wed 28 Mar
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Thu 22 Mar 2018