Modern History Vol.I is the first of three exhibitions of North West based artists taking place across the region in 2015.  Initiated by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW), and guest curated by Lynda Morris, the exhibitions at Grundy Art Gallery in April, The Atkinson in August and Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre in September form a core part of a programme of professional development for artists based in the North West.

This programme aims to give increased exposure to artists both inside and outside the region and is funded by Arts Council England with support from Lancashire County Council and Manchester School of Art.