Posts Tagged ‘Manchester’

First cut Images
This exhibition finishes on January 27th 2013, so last chance to see it and well worth it if you like 3-dimensional diversity on a variety of scales. Thirty-one international artists exhibit their work using cut, sculptural and various manipulations of paper to create a fantastic display of artworks. You enter via a walkway of a paper forest to see ahead of you a huge sculptural garden that takes up a large part of the floor space in the exhibition. My particular favourites were the pop-up books on a smaller scale, finer and more intricate exhibits. Reasonable café here too, so a great way to spend a lunch hour in a completely different environment.
Ship Canal House
Ship Canal House is on King Street in  Manchester City Centre &  is one of Manchester’s landmark buildings. The Manchester Ship Canal opened to shipping in 1894 and Ship Canal House opened in 1924 built by Harry S Fairhurst. The building has been recently refurbished as a grade ‘A’ space and is now part of  the Himor Group portfolio. Composite Imaging were fortunate to be invited to create the artwork for this beautiful building earlier this year. The owners wanted to preserve the understated quality of the space and use elements from both the interior and exterior of the building to create the final artworks. The art was produced on metal panels  to reflect the clean lines of the existing  interior and photography was used to create the images. Well worth considering if you are looking for office space…..
Rashid Rani
Composite Imaging Recommends Rashid Rana at The Corner House, Manchester Rashid Rana, artist working in  South East Asia is considered to be a prominent and original contemporary artist. It is his first UK sol show and includes new and recent works that deal with the unconventional use of the photographic image/object. The photo sculptures and wall photo mosaics allow  the viewer to perceive at a distance something that is quite different closer up, the cultural & political realities. One piece in particular allows you to see a stunning image of a Carpet, but it is made up of mosaic photographs of people at war. On at Corner House until December 18th 2011.