Nancy is a regular contributor and art writer for Northern Soul 

For writing commission enquiries get in touch nan@nancycollantine.co.uk I also write for swaps.

Interview with artist Jane Fairhurst

“Was it a deliberate act to remove women from history?” Artist Jane Fairhurst talks to Northern Soul

Interview with Domino Panton-Oakley, founder of Cotton On Manchester for Northern Soul.

“I’d rather try and fail than never try at all.” Domino Panton-Oakley, Founder of Cotton On MCR

Review of Stand Close and Breathe Me In at Oceans Apart Gallery.  July 2021

Review: Stand Close and Breathe Me In, Oceans Apart, OA Studios, Salford

The unabridged review commissioned by Contemporary British Painting can be read here:

Stand Close and Breathe Me In

Review of Brutal at Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester.  May 2021.

Precincts and high-rises: BRUTAL, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

Review of Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. May 2021.

Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro


Excerpts of a conversation between art historian, Sara Ricardi and Nancy Collantine about the John Moores Prize 2021 virtual exhibition in March 2021.

Review: John Moores Painting Prize Virtual Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool


A virtual exhibition review about Obstructions at Castlefield Gallery, March 2021.

Art Review: How to break the humdrum – Obstructions at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester


Grayson Perry’s Art Club exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery for Northern Soul.  December 2020

Review: Grayson Perry’s Art Club, Manchester Art Gallery


A written piece for Northern Soul about taking a planned real life exhibition with our Dez Rez collective and the challenges of taking it online as we entered into the first lockdown in March 2020.

How do artists mount virtual exhibitions? We go behind the scenes of GALA at Manchester’s Victoria Baths