Michael Gutteridge

Manchester University SLSA Poster

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A painting of Manchester University which I painted in 2003, entitled Manchester University No. 1, is being used by the University itself, or more specifically, the University of Manchester School of Law, as the poster for the 'Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference' (Tuesday 18th - Thursday 20th March 2008). More info about this event can be found here.


United Estates of Wythenshawe Project

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I was recently approached by the team from the Jeremy Kyle show and asked to contribute a painting to the United Estates of Wythenshawe project they were involved in, which involved the renovation of an old church into a local community centre in Benchill. A TV programme about the project is to be made. I contributed the painting 'Chinese New Year Celebrations in Albert Square" for the interior (on photo to right,) which had been transformed and decorated by other volunteers. More info about the project can be found here.


Television Appearance on Zeitgeist Arts Programme


I recently featured in the 5th episode of Zeitgeist a television art's programme made by Channel M broadcast on 1st July 2007 and repeated since. The feature is eight minutes long and mainly includes an interview in my (extremely untidy) studio and footage of an equally untidy me working a painting of Manchester's Canal Street. It was made by Paul Arnold. Personally, I was very pleased with how it turned out, once I'd recovered from the shock of seeing myself in a form that was a lot chubbier and slightly older than the image I carry around in my mind. More information about the programme and a link to view this episode can be found here.


Transcultural Writing Open Day, Lancaster

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On 31st May 2007 some of my paintings where shown at Transcultural Writing Open day at Lancaster University Institute for Advanced Studies, which also included photography, learning information displays, film screenings (including Shelagh Delaney's 1960's Manchester Classic 'A Taste of Honey' which I thoroughly enjoyed watching after so many years since I last saw it), and readings by the poet, novelist and critic David Dabydeen. More information about the event can be found here.


Interview With BBC GMR Radio

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Both Stephen Scholes and myself were recently interviewed by Richard Fair on BBC GMR Radio about our joint exhibition at the Blyth Gallery (see item below.) The programme went out live as part of his Studio 6 afternoon programme so it was a bit nerve-wracking. We talked about such things as why we both choose Manchester as our main subject matter, and the image of the city. Stephen spoke first for about five minutes and then me. A recording of the interview can be heard here.

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Exhibition at Blyth Gallery January 2007

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A collection of thirteen new paintings were shown in a joint exhibition with local artist Steven Scholes between 9th January 2007 and 3rd February 2007 at the Blyth Gallery, Amazon House, Brazil St, Manchester M1 3PJ. Tel 0161 236 1004. www.artmanchester.com A review of this exhibition by Art's Correspondent Angela Kelly of Manchester Metro News entitled Portrait of Our City can be found here. My next full exhibition will be at the Portico Library & Gallery, Manchester in May 2008. More details later in the year.


Paintings at Macclesfield Town Hall October 2006 

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Four original paintings and a selection of prints will be exhibited and offered for sale as part of the East Cheshire Hospice Fundraising Exhibition from Friday 29th September to Saturday 30th October (closed on Sunday 1st October) 2006 at Macclesfield Town Hall(pictured left), Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1DP. Tel: 01625 500500.


Moving Manchester Project

Mini Moving Manch Exhib PhotoDuring the last year many of my paintings were used as part of the Moving Manchester (Mediating Marginalities) project organised by Professor Lynne Pearce, (Project Director), Dr Robert Crawshaw, Dr Graham Mort, Dr Corinne Fowler (Researcher), Jo McVicker (Administrator), PHD students and a Management Advisory Group at Lancaster University. The project deals with how the immigrant experience has influenced literature in Manchester and the North West. The novelists Muli Amaye and Zahid Hussain, and the performance poet, Shamshad Khan are also involved in the project, the launch of which was at Manchester Central Library in June 2006 where they read extracts from their works. I also attended the launch and exhibited two of my paintings including one, The Midland Hotel, painted especially with the project in mind. More information about the Moving Manchester Project can be found at it's official website at: www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/movingmanchester/news.htm The official blog of the project is at http://mediatingmarginalities.blogspot.com/

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Postcards by Marketing Manchester

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Five paintings, Peveril of the Peak No. 4, St. Anne's Square and War Memorial No. 2, (Featured left)St. Patrick's Day Parade No. 2., St. Peter's Square (Looking West) No. 2, and Manchester Town Hall and Albert Square, have been made into postcards by the Marketing Manchester organisation associated with www.visitmanchester.com Update 2010: These postcards were sold from the Manchester Visitor's Centre situated in the Town Hall Annex building in St. Peters Square, but have now all gone and are no longer available.

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Paintings By Teeside Schoolchildren

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In June 05 as part of an art project, the children at Mill Lane primary school in Stockton-on-Tees were encouraged to paint local scenes in a style similar to my own and Jon Lymer, their teacher, sent me images of some of the paintings and I have included them here. The painting featured here is one of them of the Globe Theatre Stockton by Bethany.


Different Strokes BBC Poll

banner_manchesterSome of my paintings have featured in a poll organised by the BBC at their website www.bbc.co.uk in which people were asked to vote on which of three styles of paintings depicting various scenes in Manchester they preferred. The other two painters in the poll were John Mawbey who paints in a realist style and Liam Spencer, well known for his impressionist interpretations of Manchester. There is a comments section in which people can submit their opinions about the paintings. A link to that poll can be found here


BBC Interview

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In August 2005 I was interviewed in the Oxford Road studios by Mike Sadler of the BBC for BBC Manchester Website. A condensed write up of this interview and also some information about the Surreal City exhibition at the Portico Library & Gallery is on the BBC website here. The adjoining picture was taken by Mike Sadler outside the studio and includes a glimpse of the iconic Refuge Assurance Building designed by Alfred Waterhouse. Now that's how to make an office block.

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Surreal City Exhibition at the Portico

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An exhibition of some twenty-five paintings were shown at the Portico Library & Gallery, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HY, Tel: 0161 236 6785 from Thursday 1st September until Thursday 29th September 2005 under the title 'Surreal City.' A review of the exhibition from the Manchester Evening News can be found here. Links to further reviews can be found on the Press page.






New Web Gallery 2004

A selection of paintings have been put on display online at www.Painting-Gallery.org



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