Two Manchester artists showing new Manchester-inspired works in Manchester venues – given the city’s close links with the weather, it would probably be more fitting if this event were being held in the gloom of October rather than the warmth of July – but it’ll probably rain either way, so it shouldn’t make too much difference. Split across ARTZU and the less typical location of Albert Square Chop House, Matt Wilde and Tim Garner will be exhibiting different takes on the city. In his exhibition, You Can Call Me Al, Wilde focuses on the bustle of the city with bold colour and direction, art that is as much an observation on the way that people interact with space itself. Garner’s pieces – collectively known as On Great Ancoats – shows a side of Manchester that is being eaten up by modern architecture and the never-ending landgrab that consumes our modern living.

Wed 3 – Tue 23 Jul, ARTZU, Quay House, M3 3JE, Albert Squae Chop House, 14 Albert Square, M2 5PF, FREE,

Wed 3 Jul - Tue 23 Jul
Matthew Britton
Published on:
Sun 30 Jun 2013