Welcome one and all to another entry for today. Well, just because I'm blogging my 31 objects, I'm not going to forget all my other projects and you never know, I might actually get around to making something crafty. But not today. For it's all about art and yes...
...another entry for my Book of Firsts. For this morning saw the opening of a new exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery, The First Cut. And if you love your paper arts and you live nearby, it is a MUST. Believe me you won't be disappointed.
There are intricately cut out papers and books of all kinds. There are paper sculptures, some on a large scale, others which are minuscule and intricate. There's a gun & a grenade made from paper and a motorbike, to scale.
And best of all, if, like me, you're a regular visitor, you'll discover that they've revamped the place. It's had a bit of a makeover and the art is not all where you expect it to be. And they have a few new acquisitions, including a Bansky!
But by far the best exhibit was found next to my favourite painting. It's a stunning dress that as you walk towards it, looks as if it's made from fur. It wasn't until I was up close to it, could I see that it was actually leather, pierced with thousands of shiny pins.
This alone is worth the trip out. And for those of you who aren't lucky enough to live in these cold damp parts, take a look at the video here and you'll see why I went WOW!!!
Treat yourself peeps. Best of all, it's FREE & it runs until January 27th.