Jan 14 2010 by Michael Green, Chester Chronicle
CHESTER: November 21-January 24 - Moods & Sensations: Evocative Art from the Collection - an exhibition combining historic and contemporary art from the Grosvenor Museum’s collection, selected by Maggie Jackson, senior lecturer in art history at the University of Chester, in the museum’s Exhibition Gallery Two.
CHESTER: August 22-February 21 - Curious Clothing: Playful Fashions - a small exhibition examining how the design of clothes can take us unawares, at the Grosvenor Museum Costume Gallery, First Floor Period House.
LIVERPOOL: January 30-March 28 - Sonia Boyce: Like Love – Part Two - a multi-media installation by Boyce exploring universal ideas around the concepts of care at The Bluecoat, School Lane. Ring 0151 702 5324.
LIVERPOOL: January 29-April 25 - Afro Modern: Journeys Through The Black Atlantic - tracing in-depth the impact of different black cultures from around the Atlantic on art from the early 20th century to today at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock. Ring 0151 702 7400 or visit www.tate.org.uk/liverpool.
LIVERPOOL: Until January 17 - Janek Schaefer: Sound Art - A 20 year retrospective of Schaefer’s work, including new commission National Portrait at The Bluecoat, School Lane. Ring 0151 702 5324.
MANCHESTER: February 4 - April 11 - Ron Mueck’s hyper-real sculptures of the human figure are tender portrayals of people in their most intimate, isolated and vulnerable moments and three of them can be seen at the Manchester Art Gallery. Visit www.manchestergalleries.org or ring 0161 235 8888.
MANCHESTER: February 4 - April 11 - Facing East - recent works from China, Indian and Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection at the Manchester Art Gallery. Visit www.manchestergalleries.org or ring 0161 235 8888.
MANCHESTER: Until February 28 - Animalation - Manchester-based artist Andrew Bracey works on the edge of painting as it slips into installation, animation, sculpture and video as can be seen from this exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery. Visit www.manchestergalleries.org or ring 0161 235 8888.
MANCHESTER: Until February 2010 - Fantasies, Follies and Disasters - The Prints of Francisco de Goya - discover Goya’s extraordinary imagination, wit and satire in an exhibition featuring 30 rarely-displayed etchings at the Manchester Art Gallery. Visit www.manchestergalleries.org or ring 0161 235 8888.
MANCHESTER: January 14-16 - Making An Exhibition of Ourselves (At Home) - community groups, artists, children and others come together to produce an exhibition in which you can literally make yourself at home and take a look behind the front door of others in the Royal Exchange Theatre Studio in St Ann’s Square. Ring 0161 833 9833 or visit www.royalexchange.co.uk.
MANCHESTER: From August 15-Summer 2010 – The Manchester Indian - Thomas Wardle and India - a celebration of the centenary of the death of Sir Thomas Wardle, best known for his collaborations with William Morris, but here the focus is on his efforts to reinvigorate the silk industry in India as well as the impact India had on his work, at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, in Oxford Road. Ring 0161 275 7450 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth.
MANCHESTER: From August 1-Summer 2010 – The Complete Roberta Breitmore by Lynn Hershman Leeson – in San Francisco in the mid-70s, Leeson created Roberta Breitmore and performed this persona as a work of art for four years, documenting it through artefacts, photography, film and sound which is being shown for the first time in its entirety at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, in Oxford Road. Ring 0161 275 7450 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth.
MANCHESTER: August 1-May 2010 – Deep Rooted – How Trees Shape Our Lives – drawing from the Whitworth collection’s internationally important collection of watercolours and drawings, this exhibition explores how trees and woodland have shaped our lives, both physically and emotionally, at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, in Oxford Road. Ring 0161 275 7450 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth.
MANCHESTER: Until January 17 – Mapping Manchester: Cartographic Stories of the City – exploring the growth of the city, road networks and public transport at John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, Deansgate. Ring 0161 306 0555 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/library.
MOLD: December 5-January 16 - Theatre Costume Exhibition - a showcase of the work of the Clwyd Theatr Cymru wardrobe department, displaying some of the clothing and accessories made for productions over the last 10 years, in the Oriel Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk or ring 0845 330 3565.
NORTHWICH: January 15-March 14 - Lost Buildings of West Cheshire- an exhibition exploring a selection of vanished buildings in West Cheshireat the Salt Museum. Ring 01606 271640 or visit www.saltmuseum.org.uk.
SALFORD: February 13-June 6 - Lowry Favourites - 10th anniversary exhibition of photographs, sound and film telling you more about the life and work of LS Lowry than ever before at The Lowry. Ring 0870 787 5788 or visit www.thelowry.com.
SALFORD: October 17-January 31 - The Sea: LS Lowry and Maggi Hambling - Hambling, one of Britain’s most distinguished contemporary artists, shows her latest powerful images of the North Sea alongside LS Lowry’s own deceptively calm seascapes at The Lowry. Ring 0870 787 5788 or visit www.thelowry.com.
WREXHAM: December 19-February 13 - Making An Impression - original contemporary prints from Wales at Oriel Wrecsam in Rhossdu Road. Ring 01978 292093.