ANYONE who has been given art as a gift will know it's one of the most affecting presents you can receive. Opening a carefully-wrapped painting or print is exciting, surprising, and gives you a real sense of pleasure. It tells you that the giver thought about your tastes and personality, and cared enough to find something that reflects your individuality.
These distinctive prints are a world away from the predictable present options that fill the shops at Christmas.
ARTZU Gallery in Spinningfields is busy at this time of year with people looking for an art gift for partners or parents. They understand that most of us have a budget to stick to, so they have a range of signed limited edition prints that fall within the price range you would spend on someone special.
This year, they are highlighting prints by Matt Wilde, whose witty, dry work observes the hustle and bustle of our fast-paced lives, and Chris Acheson who takes inspiration from cinema, music and everyday life in Manchester. Exquisite artworks by Alejandra Valencia, inspired by some of the first Russian nesting dolls, are also available in signed limited edition prints.
These distinctive artworks are a world away from the predictable present options that fill the shops at this time of year, and it's a myth that you have to be Mr or Mrs Moneybags to afford one.
The gallery below shows a small selection of the prints available. To see the full range, drop in at ARTZU Gallery, overloooking Hardman Square in Spinningfields, or visit the ARTZU website.
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