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Exhibitions - December 10 onwards

EXHIBITIONS

CHESTER: November 12-January 8 - Treasured Possessions from Chester’s Past - exhibition exploring how the people of Chester from Roman times to the present day have cherished their belongings for a variety of reasons, at Grosvenor Museum’s Exhibition Gallery Two.

CHESTER: October 31-January 27 - Spotlight on Upton - revealing the story of Upton’s development from Domesday to leafy suburbia, this photographic exhibition has been produced by the Upton Local History Group and can be seen at Chester History and Heritage Centre.

CHESTER: October 15-January 15 - Nuts and Bolts: Engineering in Cheshire - Cheshire may not immediately spring to mind when engineering is mentioned but lead has a history stretching back 200 years in the county as can be seen in this exhibition at Grosvenor Museum’s Exhibition Gallery Two.

CHESTER: October 3-January 6 - In The Shadow of the Factory - From Brookhirst, the Leadworks and Williams & Williams, from a tobacco factory to a hydraulic works and more, this photographic exhibition looks at the places and people who created and worked in a much more industrial city than we know today, at Chester History & Heritage in Bridge Street Row.

CHESTER: July 23-July 1 2012 - Fifties Frocks: Female Fashion from the 1950s - an exhibition of day and evening dresses, cocktail and dance dresses, ranging from the Parisian haute couture of Dior and Jacques Fath to those made in Wilmslow and Liverpool, at Grosvenor Museum’s Costume Gallery.

LIVERPOOL: Until January 6 - Cornerstone Arts Festival presents The Capstone Exhibition - Tony Bolland’s Plug-in Archive: Not The Beatles - pictures and articles concerning long forgotten local bands, flyers and promotional materials from long forgotten gigs, books, tapes, singles and CDs, at the Capstone Theatre, at Liverpool Hope University, Shaw Street. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.hope.ac.uk/cornerstonefestival.

MANCHESTER: December 21-January 31 - Fresh from graduating in Art & Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, Bethany Gray presents a selection of her most recent paintings. Her practice is interested in the theatrical ambiguity and potential narrative content of still landscape. She uses vivid brush strokes and a highly distinctive palette of colours to create dramatic atmospheres and experiences, at Cornerhouse in Oxford Street. Visit www.cornerhouse.org or call 0161 200 1500.

MANCHESTER: Until December 18 - Cornerhouse Projects present Suite Studios - To coincide with Art Night, Cornerhouse Projects presents a specially curated selection of work from Suite Studios with participating artists such as Andrew Bracey, Susie MacMurray, Tim Machin, Lesley Halliwell, Fiona Donald, and Julie Cassels, at Cornerhouse in Oxford Street. Visit www.cornerhouse.org or call 0161 200 1500.

MANCHESTER: Until December 18 - Rashid Rana - Everything Is Happening At Once - Cornerhouse, with Asia Triennial Manchester 2011, presents the first ever UK public exhibition of Lahore-based artist Rashid Rana. Blending photography with sculpture to create exceptionally detailed mosaics, abstracted object-forms and installations which cut across conventional notions of the status and scale of the photographic object, the display is at Cornerhouse in Oxford Street. Visit www.cornerhouse.org or call 0161 200 1500.

MANCHESTER: December 6-20 - On The Bridgewater Canal - exhibition form part of the 250th anniversary celebrations of the Bridgewater Canal at the Portico Library and Gallery in Mosley Street. Call 0161 236 6785 or visit www.theportico.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 5-January 15 - Air Pressure - multi-media installation which explores the clash between traditional farming life in Japan and the technology and economy of international travel at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Oxford Road. Call 0161 275 7450 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth.

MANCHESTER: September 24-January 15 - Dark Matters - encounter phantoms in the mirror, captured spirits and playful shadows as the Whitworth Art Gallery in Oxford Road becomes populated by works of darkness and wonder. Call 0161 275 7450 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth.

MANCHESTER: September 22-January 29 - Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer at Manchester Art Gallery in Mosley Street. Call 0161 235 8888 or visit www.manchestergalleries.org.uk.

MOLD: December 3-January 14 - Pete Clarke - cutting edge black humour themed cartoons in the Community Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

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