Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Visual Arts Picks

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Visual Arts Picks

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM: Stuart Roy Clarke: True Colours: 12 months on from his well-received Homes of Football exhibition, photographer Stuart Roy Clarke returns to National Football Museum with a brand new selection this time concentrating on the lower leagues. True Colours features images taken at some of the most important games of the 2012/13 season. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 11am- 5pm, runs until December 31. Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens (nationalfootballmuseum .com/ 0161 605 8200).

GALLERY OLDHAM: Spindleopolis: When Cotton was King: In 1913, Oldham boasted more cotton spindles than any other town in the world and the town brimmed with confidence and certainty about its future. A century on, this absorbing new exhibition revisits this time of economic boom using contemporary paintings, photographs and objects to explore the lives of ordinary Oldhamers. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, launches tomorrow, runs until November 30. Oldham Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham (galleryoldham.org.uk/0161 770 4653).

MANCHESTER CRAFT AND DESIGN CENTRE: Forming Words: A group exhibition in which artists explore different aspects of text, words and the meaning of communication, using everything from embroidery to jewellery. Each work in the exhibition was specially commissioned by London's Flow Gallery, and responds to a piece of writing of the artist's choice, from poetry to a letter to lyrics. Mon-Sat 10am- 5.30pm, runs until November 9. Oak Street, Northern Quarter (craftanddesign.com/0161 832 4274).

MANCHESTER ART GALLERY: do it 2013: Initiated by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist with artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier in 1993, do it is a maverick art movement which issues surreal, witty instructions. Marking its 20th anniversary, this new exhibition - running as part of MIF - premieres 70 brand new instructions, bringing together artists from the first do it experiments with a new generation of contemporary artists from Ai Weiwei and Adrian Piper to Tracey Emin and Richard Wentworth. …

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