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A visit from Jeremy Deller

 
Of course, everybody knows that Chetham’s is the library of cool when it comes to music, but it turns out that we are no less hip when it comes to art. 
 
On Friday we received a visit from this year’s representative at the Venice Biennale, Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, together with his colleagues Lesley Young and James Hutchinson.
 
They were looking at the Library’s collection of ballads for a forthcoming touring exhibition which begins in October right here at Manchester Art Gallery and is a broad look at the industrial revolution and how it still affects us today in the visual landscape, working practices, music and culture.
 
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon working with Jeremy and his team, however please do not be put off if you have not yet achieved such a high level of fame – we are still welcoming ordinary readers.