Manchester, England is a vibrant city full of culture and art. This season, explore the variety of exhibitions held in Greater Manchester and escape the cold with a bit of culture. From fashion to sculpture, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Dandy Style at the Manchester Art Gallery offers a vision of elegant fashion, 18th century men's fashion and the styles it has influenced, through portraiture and textiles.
The exhibition delves into the evolution of concepts such as elegance, uniformity and spectacle over the past 250 years. The Castlefield Gallery presents a lively and lush art exhibition of the work of Nina Chua and Daniel Silver. Chua invited Silver, an artist working at the cutting edge of contemporary figurative sculpture, to show a group of recent ceramic figures along with a new series of large scale abstract drawings on paper. Althea McNish was the first Caribbean designer to achieve international recognition and one of the most influential and innovative textile designers in the United Kingdom.
The William Morris Gallery in London is hosting a traveling exhibition that explores McNish's extraordinary career and his transformative impact on mid-century design, along with his enduring influence today. Open House at Elizabeth Gaskell's home in Manchester evokes a time that went from World War II to the phasing out of wallpaper from homes in the 1990s. Through collections mainly of photographs, but also of remnants of wallpaper, conversations, memories and anecdotes, the exhibition aims to share the stories caused by these patterns of the people of whom they were part of their lives. The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry has inaugurated the world's first immersive exhibition that explores the mysterious domain of the science of music over us and how it drives us to create, interpret, feel and share.
Discover the science behind music through specially commissioned interactive and immersive installations, personal stories, musical tracks, opportunities for dance and musical creation, musical inventions never seen before, first-hand stories from renowned musicians, works of art, cutting-edge research and unique instruments. Power UP at one of Manchester's most interactive exhibitions offers more than a hundred consoles from the last 50 years to try. From Mario to Minecraft and from Sonic to Street Fighter, older children will find this exhibition very nostalgic and attractive. In addition to nostalgia offered by Ataris and Gameboys, Power UP also brings games up to date with virtual reality games for a completely new experience for the whole family.
Brick by Brick deals with the history of architecture and the future of accessible and inclusive environmental design at the Portico Library in Manchester. The exhibition consists of models, drawings and films by architectural artists seeking to challenge traditional methods and forms. Ultimately, it is a collaborative experience that allows both visitors and artists to determine the future of the Portico Library.At one of Manchester's most interactive exhibitions, visitors can also test their knowledge and intuition: guess the meaning of songs from around the world; find out which songs have been created by a human or an AI; and test your dance moves while the “Boogie to the Beat” digital mirror tracks your Vogue, Renegade and Twist in the name of science.Finally, Samra Mayanja's new exhibition at The Tetley explores the potential of poetry in her work. In addition to his paintings, visitors can explore an extensive archive of photographs, press clippings and exhibition catalogues related to Lowry.So disconnect from everyday life this winter season in Manchester and enjoy these exhibitions that will be held in Manchester this winter - many for free! Get ready to participate with open ears and hearts in a new major exhibition that explores the mysterious domain of music over us.