Cheshire Life's Gallery Guide for January

PUBLISHED: 00:16 02 January 2011 | UPDATED: 18:22 20 February 2013

Cheshire Life's Gallery Guide for January

Cheshire Life's Gallery Guide for January

COMPILED BY Joel David Taylor

Tradition with a twist
Until January 29th
Past Present Perfect
This exhibition showcases innovative work by designers and makers of crafts from Norway and Greater Manchester. It is a part of the N.I.C.E. (Nordic Intercultural Creative Events) festival which celebrates Norwegian and North West creativity with exhibitions, events and cultural exchanges.
Grosvenor Museum, Chester 01244 402033 www.grosvenormuseum.co.uk

Art meets science
Until January 8th
Altered States
Altered States explores how contemporary artists have been inspired by historical, present and future developments in bio-medical research and the effects of science on cultural and human endeavour. The exhibition features a range of artistic practice including installation and wall-based work. Artists explore Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and its references to concerns such as genetics.
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale 0161 912 5616 www.watersideartscentre.co.uk

Urban environment
Until January 22nd
CUBEOpen
The CUBE in Manchester is holding its annual open exhibition for artists, architects and designers. It focuses on current trends and debates surrounding the places in which we live and considers contemporary insights into the urban environment.
CUBE, Manchester 0161 237 5525 www.cube.org.uk

Rafaels recordings
Until January 30th
Recorders
Recorders is an exhibition by Mexican-Canadian electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer which uses technology to create an ominous experience for the public. Lozano-Hemmer intended to use the equipment to hear the public and record the memories obtained during the show.
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
0161 235 8888 www.manchestergalleries.org

Elbows collages
Until February 19th
Elbow Toe: Due Date
A rare opportunity to sample the work of New Yorks talented artist Elbow Toe. The pieces focus on abstract narrative which is usually executed in collage form, a style Elbow Toe favours that is rarely seen in collages.
Warrington Museum Warrington 01925 442396 www.museum.warrington.gov.uk

Ships come in at Nantwich
Until January 15th
Model Ships
This exhibition features three large, detailed models of the RMS Titanic, HMS Victory and KMS Bismark created by 82-year-old Frank Wilson. He used pages of the Daily Mail in the project and created models featuring very intricate detail.
Nantwich Museum, Nantwich
01270 627104 freespace.virgin.net/ nantwich.museum/index.htm

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