Galleries are reopening across the UK next month, and here's a fantastic free show to check out. BRUTAL, at the Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester, is a special exhibition of painting and sculpture that celebrates Brutalism and the built environment.
The exhibition will include the works of some of the UK's best artists specialising in Brutalism, including Mandy Payne, Emma Bennett, William Brathwaite, Dan Broughton and Jen Orpin.
"Manchester is the perfect city to host such an exhibition," says Ian Hay, the gallery's director. "With gleaming glass skyscrapers that are changing the skyline forever and where battles between residents, developers and conservationists rage daily, many are urgently asking what makes for good architecture?
"The often maligned Brutalist and Modernist schools sought to solve society's ills through architecture. Our exhibition will be a study of what we can learn from these visionaries who designed such buildings which have divided opinion, and showcase some incredible artworks encouraging us to take a step back and really evaluate our urban surroundings and our place within them."
The exhibition will run from Saturday 15 May until Sunday 30 May at Saul Hay Gallery, Railway Cottage, off Castle Street, Manchester M3 4LZ.