To artist David Cottingham, art is “a desire to communicate universal truths and to get closer to the mystery of life itself.” He has a solo show – Poetic Liberation of the Spirit, at VC Art featuring a range of work from abstract paintings to large figurative, dance-inspired, works on paper.
The exhibition charting the history of BBC Children’s broadcasting at The Lowry has become the most popular visiting exhibition in the venue’s 14-year history.
Renowned choreographer and dancer, Akram Khan is to curate a major visual arts exhibition at The Lowry this autumn, and it’s all based on opposites – which should attract an audience.
When Mathew Sawyer was the Guardian’s artist of the week, it was revealed you would be unlikely to see him play his music live – he has a fear of public performances. So it’s a bit of a coup for the Spacex that Mathew will be performing tunes from his latest album. It’s all part of the artist’s first solo show in a public gallery.