Our latest featured artist is Kate Collins, her artwork includes a diverse range of medium including egg tempera, watercolours & ceramics.
This month’s featured artist is Michael Ashcroft. We’re catching up with him to find out about why he became a painter as well as his future plans after Covid.
January 26th, 2021
MAFA members Anthony Ratcliffe and Julia Midgley are currently working on an exciting new project, Art in the Park.
Social media is a crucial tool for artists who want to promote their artwork. We’re sharing some top tips.
January 19th, 2021
MAFA member Michael Ashcroft has been awarded The Alan Gourley Memorial Award for his painting by the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
December 07th, 2020
MAFA artist Jane Braithwaite has recently taken part in the Equus Film and Arts Festival, hosted from Lexington, Kentucky in the USA
November 16th, 2020
This month’s featured artist is John Hewitt. We’re catching up with him to find out more about his latest project focusing on Manchester’s homeless community.
November 10th, 2020
‘Wetin dey’ a painting by MAFA artist Peter Davis has been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize exhibition.
This week we’re exploring the artwork of MMU graduate Hannah Fawcett, winner of MAFA’s painting award.
August 18th, 2020
Call Out to MAFA artists: MAFA is planning an online exhibition of members artwork. This online exhibition will go live during September 2020.
August 03rd, 2020
Take a look at this film about Lockdown painting created by MAFA member Ian Mood commissioned by Stoke On Trent Cultural Education Partnership.
July 27th, 2020
MAFA is keen to support and encourage new artists and has traditionally awarded prizes to Manchester School of Art graduate students.
July 07th, 2020
Every year MAFA elects new members to the organisation. We are always looking for new artistic talent and passion. Anyone based within the UK and professionally active can apply.
March 17th, 2020
Staff are making the finishing touches to the new MAFA exhibition at The Whitaker, Rossendale. The artworks have been hung on the gallery walls and the sculptures have been positioned on their plinths. The labels are…
November 29th, 2019
Staff at The Whitaker will be busy installing the new MAFA exhibition this week. Screwdrivers, mirror plates and stepladders are at the ready to hang the many works of art delivered…
November 25th, 2019
This month MAFA celebrates its 160th birthday. This makes it one of the oldest art societies in the UK. It was first set up in 1859 and was originally based at the Royal Manchester Institution on…
November 18th, 2019
MAFA President Gerry Halpin met with fellow members Anthony Ratcliffe and John Hewitt to select and make the 2019 awards at Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art
June 15th, 2019