British Art Show 9

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor

British Art Show 9 at HOME Manchester, Manchester 13 May — 4 September 2022 Entrance is free — Visit now

Organised every five years, The British Art Show is a major touring exhibition, surveying the most exciting contemporary artists working in the UK at the moment. It’s ninth edition (BAS9) is curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar.

The exhibition comes at a crucial point in Britain’s history, with questions of identity and injustice, political turmoil and hope for the future all taking centre stage, and it’s sure to take audiences on a fascinating journey through the country’s prominent, creative minds.

British Art Show 9 began in Aberdeen in October 2021 and is continuing its tour via Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth. In Manchester, exhibitions will take place between 13th May – 4th September 2022 at: Castlefield Gallery; HOME; Manchester Art Gallery; and The Whitworth. The 47 artists participating in the show have been chosen following an extensive process of research and discovery around the country, and many will be producing brand new work especially for BAS9.

British Art Show 9 at HOME Manchester, Manchester 13 May — 4 September 2022 Entrance is free Visit now

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Where to go near British Art Show 9

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The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

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Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

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Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
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Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

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The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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