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Carl Melegari, The Subtle Art of Colour

ARTZU Gallery is excited to be exhibiting new work from artist Carl Melegari.

Born in Wales of Italian parents, Carl Melegari has enjoyed international success with The National Library of Wales recently cementing his reputation as one of the leading artists of his generation by acquiring one of his oils for Wales’ national collection.

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A Day in the Life of Sculptor, Anna Gillespie

Anna Gillespie’s contemporary sculpture has a haunting beauty shown through her absorbing depiction of our relationship with the environment. Artzu Gallery is pleased to have several new pieces in the gallery.

Gillespie’s ecological artworks capture the in between imaginings of our day dreams with figures merging into nature to create a captivating enchanted world.

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Tim Garner: Social History in the Making

Tim Garner is like a local anthropologist studying our swagger from industrial labourer to desk bound computer geek; tracking our changing habits, with a finger on the pulse of the city’s town planning.

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Read All About It: The Times Newseum is Coming to Manchester's ARTZU Gallery

Read All About It! The Times Newseum comes to ARTZU Gallery in Spinningfields, from April 9th – 22nd. The secrets behind the news, an exhibition of artefacts, documents and installations that show how the news has been delivered through the centuries.

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ARTZU Gallery's Nick Betney Talks to Manchester Confidential

‘What is certain about Nick Betney is that he’s in this for the long term. Being a gallery owner and art consultant is in his heart, his passion. What Manchester city centre could really do with is five or six more of him, we are poorly served for private commercial art galleries.’ Jonathan Schofield, Manchester Confidential

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New Paintings by Matt Wilde

Over time, each of Matt Wilde’s paintings reveal more hidden layers of detail, from the news paper cuttings with their buried stories, to his own personal artistic adventure.

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From Darkness Comes Light: The Paintings of Michael John Ashcroft

Michael John Ashcroft explores the hills and streets of Greater Manchester by capturing the light and darkness he has felt reflected in his own life. It was a devastating illness which persuaded him to focus all his attention on creating vibrant art. He discusses his inspirations in this article.

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From Carousel to Oklahoma! Fabulous Luminosity in Paint

Pip Dickens discusses the challenge of capturing the fabulous, high saturation and luminous colour specific to the big bold musicals of the 50s such as ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘Carousel’ and ‘South Pacific’.

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The Art Work of Andrew Hunt Arrives in Manchester!

For the best part of my career thus far, since my success in The BP National Portrait Award, I have been showing and selling in prestigious London galleries. I have been waiting for a space up North to show my works and am now happily represented by ARTZU Gallery.

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STREET TALK - The Mancunian Way

STREET TALK captures the voice of the people who create our great city, asking them how they want to merge the old with the new, and what vision of ‘The Mancunian Way’ do they see for the future?

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Foxy Roxy Music by Chris Acheson

‘Ladytron’ and ‘Re-Make Re-Model’ form part of a series of intricate and sensual oil paintings inspired by the style and glamour of the 1970’s band Roxy Music.

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The Soul of the Northern Landscape

Tim Garner’s video profile explores the inspirations and techniques behind his perceptive and insightful art work.

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The Art of Giving at Christmas

With the festive season on its way Artzu Gallery has put together a list of our favourite art works to make your life that little bit easier.

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Tim Garner | Internal Landscapes

Garner’s paintings capture the essence of the Northern landscape expressed through our current cultural desires. We no longer want the Victorian picturesque or even post modern irony and detachment. In Tim Garner’s work we move forward from here to see an engagement in the landscape but without sentimentality or romance.

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Keep Up with Matt Wilde!

To celebrate Matt Wilde’s up and coming ‘Keep Up’ exhibition in the ground floor atrium of 3 Hardman Street in Spinningfields we will be giving away limited edition prints (valued at £495) to the first three purchasers of his work.

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Jewel Britannia!

Artzu Gallery will be celebrating the Royal Jubilee with the exuberant work of Stephen Farley.

His glistening version of the Union Jack is formed from hundreds of jewel like prisms which reflect and capture the light to spectacular effect. The weather may be grey but Farley’s work ensures that we will all be in the festival mood!

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Catwalk Creations Meet Turner Prize Nominations!

Last week Fashion joined art at Manchester Fashion Week when Artzu Gallery exhibited the work of several North West based artists alongside the glamorous and the beautiful of the fashion world. Fashion has always been inspired and informed by the art world and it was easy to see some of Manchester’s catwalk creations becoming Turner prize nominations! Fashion week concluded with a spectacular show by Calum Best where models dived onto a ruffled bed not unlike British artist Tracey Emin’s installation for her Turner Prize nomination in 1999!

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Love Art! Love Fashion! Then You'll Love to Win Free Tickets to Manchester Fashion Week

Join Artzu Gallery at Manchester Fashion Week on 9th – 14th April 2012 at The Avenue North, Spinningfields.
Enjoy the exquisite beauty of Alejandra Valencia’s contemporary Matryoshka (Russian nesting dolls) at Manchester Fashion Week. To complement these jewel like sculptural figures we have issued a series of striking limited edition prints.

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Hop To It ! Artzu Gallery is Open in Spinningfields

Artzu Gallery has moved to Spinningfields, Manchester.

We are now open in the heart of the city. Artzu’s new gallery is a major addition to Manchester’s cultural landscape.
We can now also offer the city’s first large scale independent exhibition space.

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The Address Hotel, Dubai

Artzu won an international competition to work with Emaar Properties in Dubai on a 5m high, external sculpture project for their award winning hotel on the Burj Khalifa development.

This is the first major contemporary sculpture to be commissioned in Dubai and establishes Artzu as the leading art consultancy in the Gulf region.

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