A collection of highly regarded and much anticipated paintings of Manchester's cityscape are coming to an independent art gallery this November. Contemporary Six, located on Princess Street, presents a solo exhibition of paintings by acclaimed artist Michael Ashcroft MAFA, entitled This is Manchester.
This is Michael’s first solo exhibition at Contemporary Six, so a rare opportunity to see more than 30 of his works in one place. Works from three of Michael Ashcroft’s celebrated Manchester series of paintings will be on show together for the first time - After the Rain, Painting My Favourite Pubs, and Manchester From Afar.
A word from the Gallery owber Alex Reuben:
"I believe that Michael Ashcroft is one of the most important living artists in the North West, and his popularity in the Gallery is deservedly immense. We’re very excited to be showing such a strong collection of his Manchester series of works in the city that inspired them, and we trust that in its night shades, dusk light, and morning glow, you will recognise within the many faces of this changing city the inimitable personality of Manchester. All works will be available for purchase from 10:30 on Saturday 27 October — in person or by phoning the Gallery at 0161 835 2666. I would also like to extend our gratitude to the exhibition’s sponsors Hall Brown Family Law.”