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Archive for September, 2016

Sara Hindhaugh

Monday, September 26th, 2016



Rainbow Studios – Gary McIver

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Courses and Workshops run by Rainbow Studios:

Basic introduction to Photography

Intermediate Practical Photography for everyday use

Natural Light Photography

introduction to Studio Photography, Lighting and Organisation

Working with Models, Studio and Natural Light

Individual and group Model Shoots

Portraits Individual and Family

Corporate Images

Product Photography


Phil Hughes

Monday, September 26th, 2016

I am a Manchester / Cheshire based artist working mainly in oils and acrylic. I have a background as an architect in England and The Middle East and I have been a visiting design tutor at the Universities of Cardiff & Liverpool.

Faces and figures provide me with most of my material. The fascination of portraits, for me, is in the way that a tiny dab of pigment can completely change the expression or personality of the subject. Even the simplest portrait is rich in meaning and can instantly convey impressions of age, intelligence, background, mood tastes……. I try to capture some of that but it’s also good to have ambiguity: something unresolved.

There is a simple joy in vibrant colours and part of my enjoyment of painting is finding ways – sometimes excuses – to use them. Some artists plan their work in great detail but I like to get something down quickly and then work it and rework it: pushing the paint around until something clicks.

I hope you find something to enjoy in my paintings.



Niki Duffy

Monday, September 26th, 2016

I’m an oil painter, selling locally and internationally.

My work currently focuses on the quiet, the intimate and in-between moments.


Miyu Miyu

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Hello I am Lorna, the creative force behind Miyu Miyu.  We specialise in custom made nursery soft furnishings, moses baskets, cot bedding, made to measure curtains, canopies cushions and more.

My vision was to create a company that supplied a range of contemporary designs as an alternative to the novelty bedding that seems to dominate the nursery soft furnishings market.  I really value the idea of high quality bespoke products so our bespoke service caters for people who are looking for something unique, creating truly special designs that can be cherished and passed on from generation to generation.

All Miyu Miyu products are lovingly made in our workshop in Manchester and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and all our products are carefully stitched and hand made with care.

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Loren Fetterman

Monday, September 26th, 2016

My passion for drawing emerged when I was very young through a love of comic books and fantasy art. I soon began creating my own imaginative worlds and characters with the hope of becoming a comic book artist myself. At university I honed my illustration skills while studying and working as a concept artist. After graduating in 2009 I fell in love with the art of tattooing and soon learned to translate my skills onto skin.

Much of my artwork is inspired by a lifelong love of martial arts, eastern philosophy, and western esotericism. I recently completed an MA in Religious Studies, with my dissertation focusing on cognitive science and mystical experiences.

Having lived in Berlin, the US, and at various places around the UK, I’m currently based in Manchester and tattoo from a private studio near the city centre.

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Liss Dublin

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Liss Dublin studied Fine Art in France, in the cities of Metz and Strasbourg, and obtained her BA in 2011 at the University of Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne.

She initially worked in a printing museum which informed her early work.

The different papers, cardboards and printing techniques inspired her to use that type of media to express her ideas.

Although themes of Music and Nature are evident, the work often begins with a quote from an artist and then evolves from there, while the more personal work touches on loneliness, the lack of identity, and the insignificance of the human being.

She also enjoys Mail Art and photography.

Most of her work is for sale and she will also undertake commissions.


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Julia Milns

Monday, September 26th, 2016

I am a practicing artist working in a variety of media, but primarily a painter.  I also run art sessions for people of all ages and abilities at various venues and have experience in  event dressing.

Emma Pilkington Photography

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Fashion photographer, working between Manchester and London. Available to work on editorial, lookbook, portfolio and commercial fashion photography.

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Amy Voris

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Amy Voris is a dance-maker based in Manchester.  Her practice is process-oriented and collaborative, driven by the desire to develop relationships with people and with movement material over long stretches of time.  The outcome of the work is contingent on hunches and interactions that occur during the process and varies widely.  Examples of current projects include a site-responsive project (enter inhabit), a collaboration with a jewellery maker (flockOmania) and a collaboration with three Northwest artists exploring artist-led curation for experimental performance (Accumulations).  She has on-going creative relationships with photographer Christian Kipp, composer James Buchanan, lighting designer Cath Cullinane, jewellery designer Zoe Robertson and with dance artists Natalie GarrettCaroline Salem and Meghan Flanigan.  In 2012, Amy completed training in Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy with Linda Hartley, an approach to the body that underpins her holistic and enquiring approach to making movement.  Her current research is investigating the process of forming, returning and deepening movement material over an extended period of time.  Amy has an ongoing commitment to developing artist-led initiatives such as the choreographers’ circle in London, Decoda in Coventry and a sunday school in Manchester.  Alongside her studio practice, Amy has worked in higher education since 1999 delivering a range of dance-related subjects within conservatoire and university settings.  She is currently lecturing part-time on the Dance Performance and Teaching degree at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.  With choreographer Ruth Segalis and performer Natasha Gilmore, Amy was a founding member of Rose’s Thoughts Dance Company in London (1996-2003).

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