Natus Residency: Catherine Garvey ‘Alien Agency’

NATUS RESIDENCY We’re very excited that the artist undertaking our Natus residency this year will be Liverpool based illustrator Catherine Garvey. During the residency Catherine will be working on a short comic entitled ‘Alien Agency’, which will illustrate a story written by Catherine and her sister Sarah. The story is...

Artist Spotlight: Matthew Pickering

Heading towards the end of "Martha [Alzheimer's Machine III]" exhibition currently on show at our gallery, we decided it's about time we learned a bit more about the artist behind the exhibition, Matthew Pickering. Without further ado...Tell us more about yourself and your practice; what inspires you, what medium is your...

Exhibition: Martha [Alzheimer’s Machine III] by Matthew Pickering

Martha [Alzheimer’s Machine III]18 May – 6 July 2019This exhibition brings together video installation work by Matthew Pickering exploring the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on the way we see, interpret and understand the world around us through the eyes of Martha, a fictional character living with Alzheimer’s.Drawing on research into...

Ketih Bloody Mary Q&A

With just over a week away from the launch of  'Unfashioned Creatures' an exhibition by Ketih Bloody Mary, we took some time to ask Keith a few burning questions we had in our head during her residency... and she was kind enough to shed some light on them, so here...

A Message from Keith Bloody Mary

Hello, my name is Keith Bloody Mary and I am going to be Artist in residence July / August this year at Wigan STEAM. I’ve just recently started making artwork inspired by science research but I’ve always had an interest in all things au naturale.  Earlier this year I worked with Cancer Research...

Natus Residency: Keith Bloody Mary

We’re excited to announce that the artist undertaking our Natus Residency over the summer will be Manchester-based Keith Bloody Mary. Alice Thickett, who works under the pseudonym Keith Bloody Mary, is currently studying for an MA in Visual Culture at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her work is most often found in...

Artist Spotlight: Liz Chapman

My name is Liz Chapman; I am a Wigan-based artist and associate artist at Cross Street Arts in Standish. I studied Art and Design (Fine Art) at both college and university and have a BA Honours degree in Art History. I enjoy creating art work, delivering art workshops and occasionally...

Artist Spotlight: Clare Phelan, Printmaker

Clare Phelan Having worked as an Art Therapist in the NHS for twenty years, Clare returned to education, completing a Visual Arts MA (distinction) from Bradford College in 2013. She now works from her studio in Holmfirth West Yorkshire, and at Hot Bed Press in Salford. “I’m interested in ‘cultural lag’...