Magazine article Art Monthly

Galleries

Magazine article Art Monthly

Galleries

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Home in Manchester completed the toppingout ceremony of its Mecanoo-designed building last month. The [pounds sterling]26m project merges Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company, both of which will provide their services in the new building when it opens in a year's time. The venue will offer 500sqm of high-ceilinged gallery space as well as five cinema screens, two theatres and numerous production spaces. Hopefully the rather anonymously named venue will result in an organisation that is more than the sum of its currently wellregarded and internationally recognised parts. www.homemcr.org

The Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery reopens this month after a five-year, [pounds sterling]10.5m restoration of the old Music Hall venue it occupies, a complex of buildings that includes the 13th-century Vaughan's mansion. Alongside the permanent collection, the organisation's temporary exhibitions programme launches with a show of work from Frank Cohen's collection, including pieces by crowd pleasers Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk

Ceri Hand Gallery, the six-year-old Liverpudlian gallery which migrated to London in 2012, is to close on 30 April due to 'a change in fortunes' for the gallery's backers, after which gallery manager Hannah Pierce and the gallery's eponymous director 'will be finding new positions in the art world'. …

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