February is a month of love so art lovers in the North – rejoice! If roses and chocolates aren’t your style, maybe we can interest you in an exhibition instead? There are lots of fantastic shows to choose from all around the North.
In Manchester, innovative craft is celebrated with Material Journeys, a display of graduates’ work that breaks the mould of traditional craft techniques. At HOME you’ll find Manchester Open 2024, a joyous showcase of the city’s talent where the work of budding artists under the age of 10 sits next to that of professional creatives.
Seeing Things gathers the work of nine local artists, proving that impressive art doesn’t only happen in big cities. You’ll find Dark Peak Photo Festival in Glossop, with an array of exhibitions, talks and workshops. On the topic of photography, Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery is currently home to LOOK Climate Lab 2024, an exhibition of multiple ecologically minded projects alongside a vast programme of events.