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New Manchester art exhibition celebrates the golden age of psychedelic music

Posted in Art, Culture, Exhibition, manchester, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2018 by dc

Slacker Shack regular, Dunstan Doodles is launching his new exhibition of psychedelic music portraits three weeks today, on Thursday 10th May.

The free exhibition features twelve portraits of icons from the golden age of Psychedelia, including legends such as, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Syd Barrett, Janis Joplin, John Lennon and Grace Slick alongside four new psychedelia-inspired collages.

Psych Flyer - finalfrontdesign

Dunstan has been specialising in portraiture for the past few years and the idea for his new Psych Icons exhibition came straight after finishing a series of Manchester Icons portraits early last year.

Fans of acts like Love, The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and the Grateful Dead and those ears deep in the swathes of new psychedelic music that’s currently back in vogue, will love the show.

The event is being held in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter in the slick and spacious FOUNDATION COFFEE on Lever Street. The evening starts straight after work at 6pm and features DJs, acoustic sets from Control Of The Going, Cold Water Swimmers and The Cornelius Crane, and a well-stocked bar and cafe. It’s free entry and runs till 10pm.

Original portraits and collages will be available to buy on the night along with unframed and framed limited edition prints. Dunstan’s work can be viewed here.

#PSYCHICONS

Dual Judit Rabóczky & Tim Garner exhibition at ARTZU in Manchester

Posted in Art, Exhibition, manchester with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2017 by dc

New works by Hungarian sculptor, Judit Rabóczky and Manchester artist, Tim Garner are coming to Manchester on Thursday 22nd June until the 15th July.

The dual exhibition entitled, Kids, marks the UK debut of Rabóczky, introducing her cut and welded mischievous enfant terribles characters alongside specially commissioned works by acclaimed urban landscape artist, Garner.

The exhibition runs alongside the Manchester International Festival and those seeking further details on the exhibition are free to email marc.parry@artzu.co.uk – in the meantime check out some of the artists exciting work below:

Judit Rabóczky:

Judity Raboczky 2

Judity Raboczky 1

Tim Garner:

Tim Garner 1

Tim Garner 2

George W Bush’s Vladimir Putin portrait

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , on April 5, 2014 by dc

Vladimir Putin portrait

David Shrigley’s bear drawing

Posted in Art, Cartoon, Comedy, Exhibition with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2012 by dc

Here’s one of my favourite drawings from David Shrigley‘s current HOW ARE YOU FEELING? exhibition at the Cornerhouse in Manchester:

david shrigley bear

Another great Vic Reeves painting

Posted in Art, Comedy with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2012 by dc

The painting above is called ‘Alan’ and was part of Vic Reeves’ 2008 Where Eagles Tremble show. The exhibition was based on a fictional story written by Reeves that chartered the life and career of a film actor called Alan Todd.

Zinedine Zidane headbutt sculpture

Posted in Art, Exhibition, weird and the wonderful with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by dc

Zinedine Zidane‘s infamous 2006 World Cup final headbutt has inspired a new sculpture currently on show in New York City’s David Zwirner Gallery (see above).

The violent finale to Zidane‘s illustrious career, where he headbutted Italian defender, Marco Materazzi’s sternum is sculpted in bronze. The exhibition is called, ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf’ and is the work of Algerian conceptual artist Adel Abdessemed.

The eye-catching and powerful exhibition brings together recent works that revolve around themes of war, violence, and spectatorship. It also includes four life-size sculptures of the crucified Jesus made entirely from razor wire, as well as drawings of ‘kamikaze’ porcupines, weasels, tortoises, and other reptiles all with sticks of dynamite strapped to them.

The exhibition was unveiled on the 17th February and is on show until this Saturday (17th March) – check out more stills from the show here.

David Shrigley – Brain Activity

Posted in Art, Comedy, Exhibition with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2012 by dc


From last Wednesday until the 13th May, The Hayward Gallery presents David Shrigley‘s first major show in London, Brain Activity.

The exhibition covers the full smorgasbord of Shrigley’s talents, from drawings through to photography, books, sculptures, animations, paintings and music.

The piece above is called, Nutless.

Go see…