Home Manchester Open exhibition 2022

It was a total privilege and such fun to attend the preview of the 2022 Home Open art exhibition at the weekend. It’s on until March 27 2022 and is free to enter for anyone living within the Greater Manchester boundary. My photograph ‘Filaments-1’ was chosen for display and  I was thrilled to see my artwork on the same wall as a beautiful framed ‘Pankhurst’ print by Mancsy and next to wonderful wordsmith and all-round cultural diamond Sarah-Clare Conlon.

  • Series of photographs showing the "Filaments-1" photograph; close-ups and in a living room setting also 8 thumbnail images of the series so far.

My “Filaments” series was started in summer 2020 – “Filaments is a quiet still series of images that expose beautiful miniature natural landscapes hidden in plain view.”

Photographer Gill Moore crouches beside her framed exhibit on the wall at the Home Open exhibition
Yes, my sticker’s nearly falling off, but it stayed on right until I exited the gallery area to head to the bar. A sticker that knows its place!

This quote from MikeSian Studio, one of the participating artists, sums up perfectly why the Home Open art exhibition is so good and well worth a visit –

These shows are everything that an open art show should be. They remove barriers and champion creativity over profile, placement or connections – but more importantly, they create an environment in which you judge artwork on gut feeling and reaction. No build-up or preconception – you just get to discover what you like based on feeling and instinct. Dead happy to be involved.”

MikeSian Studio

The gallery team have done a fabulous job to stage this mammoth celebration of Mancunian talent. They had 2,271 entries and chose work from 400 artists to display. The art covers all artistic disciplines and all sizes; from a huge full-size canoe to a tiny locket. Bravo to all of the Home team – it can’t have been easy! 

I will definitely be going back for further visits, as there is so much to take in, but here are a few of the pieces that stood out for me on first viewing. I’ve tried to add any links to the artists where I could find them:

Some of the images that caught my eye at the Preview of Home Manchester’s “Open” exhibition, 2022