Not one but two renowned figures of 20th century British art feature among our Exhibitions guide top picks this month. Over at IWM North, the ever-controversial, somewhat-mythologised co-founder of the Vorticist movement, Wyndham Lewis, is revisited in the UK’s largest retrospective of his work to date. While a series of previously unseen images taken by world-renowned photographer, Clive Arrowsmith, provide an intimate glimpse into the life of one of the nation’s most loved, but deeply private artists: LS Lowry.
From enigmatic characters to seismic events, HOME’s newly announced Autumn/Winter Season features a bold re-examination of the legacy of the Russian Revolution during its centenary year in The Return of Memory. While The Scar imagines the moments leading up to the infamous 1996 Susurluk car crash – a key factor in the unravelling of the Turkish Deep State – through the eyes of an ex-beauty queen, whose death was written out of history.
Over in Liverpool, a brand new national architecture centre opens its doors for the first time with a playful look at the northern city’s skyline that never was in Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk-Taker. And Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool presents an alternative twist upon the traditional Victorian seaside show, Punch and Judy, in LOVE LIFE: ACT II, revealing the dark themes that lie at its core.
Here are our picks
What can we tell of a man from his kitchen sink or old-fashioned cooker? A great deal it would seem judging by a new exhibition of rare, previously unseen photographs at The Lowry…
Liverpool is a city that can be read like no other as a living, breathing encyclopedia of British architecture. But how has its unique skyline been shaped, and how else might it have looked? These are the intriguing questions asked by RIBA North’s inaugural exhibition.
What’s in Store? is a unique showcase of The University of Salford Art Collection; established in 1969, the collection now includes around 700 works by artists including Bridget Riley, David Hockney and Gilbert and George. Many of the works in this exhibition have never been on public display before.
Liverpool Biennial 2018, 14 July–28 October 2018, free entry - Find Out More
Taking place in 2018 is the tenth edition of the Liverpool Biennial, an event that has brought newly-commissioned contemporary art to the city and the region since 1998. Discover the dates and theme for next year’s event here.
A showcase of design in sport at Manchester Craft & Design Centre – including an ‘anti-stink’ material made using silver, a collapsible helmet and a relaxation hoodie with a very particular shade of pink…