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. Continue Reading
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’. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
When I first met Nicholas Eddershaw he had been living essentially as a recluse for over 20 years. It was refreshing to discover someone who had made a striking and powerful inner journey and had something intrinsically human to say. Continue Reading
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? Continue Reading
‘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. Continue Reading
Tim Garner’s video profile explores the inspirations and techniques behind his perceptive and insightful art work. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
‘I have a sincere interest in people. The differing experiences of the internal and external are cause for the main focus of my work in this exhibition. A person’s public façade and their contrasting internal state.’ Trystram Menhinick Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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! Continue Reading
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! Continue Reading
Join Artzu Gallery at Manchester Fashion Week on 9th – 14th April 2012 at The Avenue North, Spinningfields. Continue Reading
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.
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. Continue Reading
We can now also offer the city’s first large scale independent exhibition space.
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. Continue Reading
“London has Canary Wharf and Paris has La Defence, Manchester has its own modern financial centre in the form of Spinningfields” (Financial Times 07)
As part of this environment Artzu Gallery offers a cultural destination to give soul to the new heart of the city. Continue Reading