Caroline Johnson, one of the artists in Pop Up 8, is busy with her forthcoming solo show for Salford Museum and Art Gallery. You can see details here.
Caroline is Manchester’s official Urban Sketcher. She joins fellow Pop Up artist Simone Ridyard in the new urban sketchers group at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Caroline and Simone are sketching Manchester city centre parks, squares and open spaces for a new guide, commissioned by Marketing Manchester and produced by Creative Concern. Pop Up curator Phil Griffin is writing the accompanying words. The guide will be available in spring, and you can see a preview here, as soon as one is available!
Jan Chlebik takes a panoramic view. Of all the interests he has pursued in his work, panoramas and panoramic cameras remain constant. He took his interest to Preston during the last Preston Guild, and the results are about to be shown at the Museum of Lancashire from 7 February to May 2013.
Preston People Panorama is a Dovetail event. You can see a preview article here.
Great news: you can now – and you should – buy your copy of Tom Molloy’s journal of a year in the life of an ale and music fan from the leafy lanes of North Cheshire, in Cornerhouse bookshop. We were proud to have Tom sign copies of his book, Everything But The Beach, at Pop Up 8, and know that there were many happy recipients of his work on Christmas Day. Tim at Cornerhouse recognised its qualities instantly, and you can pick up your copy for £5.99.
Gordon Taylor OBE, PFA Chief Executive had this to say about Pop Up 7: “The Professional Footballers’ Association is an enthusiastic supporter of artists’ images and expressions of the game. We are very pleased to add Bernard’s work to our collection and to support the exhibition ‘Picking Sides’.”