In the run up to the World Nude Bike Ride, we are inviting our models to ride their bikes to Islington Mill and model with them. They will be mostly people organising this fabulous event here in m’chester. So be prepared to the challenge of drawing bikes in the following weeks and also asking the quest:

Manchester Nude Bike Ride is gonna be on Friday 12th of June 6-8pm starting at all saints park with body painting starter. Join this movement! And bare as you dare!

Here some pictures from this event around the world. I hope you join us!  ;)

tearing stuff apart – looking for extraordinary participants

I am using this space to announce a new programme of art activities I’ll be running along with 3 other artists and 5 scientists in the Iower Irwell Valley – near Islington Mill

I hope some of you sign up. It’s completely free and will include dinner/lunch.
How good is that! And have a look to our programme below.
Let us know what do you think!

A group of artists and scientists will be taking a journey along with communities around the Irwell Valley Tearing Stuff Apart.

This project is about spending time in finding out and mapping the stories behind the stuff we buy using art and science field trips.

Art activities are part of creating a social sculpture and will involve dismatling stuff, street art, making natural pigments from the Irwell Valley’s environment, screen printing, photography, digital mapping and much more. Science field trips will involve exploring the quality of the air that we breath, the River Irwell’s water and the soil of it’s banks.

This journey is about coming together, exploring how to become more sustainable and making our communities sustainable too.

It’s open to all ages, it’s free and includes meals.

You can see who we are here and our journey here
If you wanna join us, just do one of the following:

1- say hello on facebook or twitter
2- email
3- call àgata on 0785 4960 773
4- Fill in this digital form

Join NOW!

We are starting Saturday 25th of April. Community Centre is in Great Clowes Street in Lower Broughton, M7 1XU


After a break for Easter we’ve come back to our drawing sessions at Islington Mill. As usual every Monday 7-9pm – no open on bank holidays – I just say that because there is quite a few coming up.

Here two drawings from my favourite model Geoff and me experimenting with textures with my drawing tablet.


This is James.


I am opening my temporary art studio in Manchester where I’ve been developing my latest project tearing stuff apart.
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The studio is in Federation House, an eight-storey 80,00 sq. ft. former Cooperative building by Victoria train station. You’ll find me in the second floor.

WHEN: this Thursday 26th March 6-9pm and Friday 27th until Sunday 29th of March 1-6pm.

It is the latest of Castlefield Gallery‘s pop-up New Art Spaces and this Thursday is opening its doors to the public with eight floors full of Exhibitions – Open Studios – Performances.
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