BRUTAL – a much-anticipated exhibition of painting and sculpture reflecting on, celebrating and inspired by the built environment is set to open at the Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester on Saturday 15th May, running until Sunday 30th May.

The event, which had been delayed due to Covid restrictions, will include the works of some of the nation’s best artists specialising in Brutalism, including Mandy Payne, Emma Bennett, William Braithwaite, Dan Broughton and Jen Orpin.

It is a free exhibition and will be held at the Saul Hay Gallery in Castlefield, Manchester.

Ian Hay, Director of The Saul Hay Gallery says: “Manchester is the perfect city to host such an exhibition; 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.”

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