Monthly Archives: December 2009

New Kid Robot Available Now!


Christmas is coming and new Kid Robot has arrived!! Check out the new do-it-yourself mini Raffy – an ideal present for some lucky person, or there’s always the Krunk-a-Claus 3inch Dunny to add a big dose of awesome to your Christmas! Buy online or drop in to the Thomas Street Gallery!

Jay Ryan Book Signing – Animals and Objects in and Out of Water THIS SATURDAY 12-4pm


We at the Richard Goodall Gallery are mighty big fans of poster genius Jay Ryan, and so it is not without due excitement that we announce the arrival of the good man himself to our Thomas Street gallery THIS SATURDAY the 19th December for a unique book-signing event.

A collection of Jay’s favourite work from 2005-2008, ‘Animals and Objects in and Out of Water’ is a 144 page book which includes over 100 posters with accompanying text, an introduction by Andrew Bird and an essay by Joe Meno. All in all it’s a pretty cracking volume, and this is your chance to own a signed copy!

Ryan first learned to screen-print in 1995, and cut his print-making teeth making posters for his own band, those of his friends, and the many clubs they played at. Before long, Jay’s own Bird Machine Print Shop sprung to life in the basement of his apartment building, before moving above ground in 2002 thanks to the growing demand for its marvellous creations. Jay has since worked for bands including Arctic Monkeys, The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, The Doves, Interpol, Human League and Sonic Youth to name but a few.

Not only will you have the opportunity to see this pillar of poster-making in the flesh, but there will also be posters old and new on display, original art work, and a friendly festive atmosphere in which to enjoy it all!

See, Do, Buy! at the Richard Goodall Gallery this Christmas – as recommended!


The Richard Goodall Gallery is definitely the place to be this Christmas. We think so, and so does the Manchester Christmas Guide Whether it’s visiting our brand new John Lennon exhibition, as recommended in the do section, or you’d like to pick up something truly awesome at the Thomas St store as suggested in the buy section, the Richard Goodall Gallery promises to add some festive flair to your Christmas.

New Jay Ryan Poster Now Available! Wombats in the Mist

With Jay Ryan’s book-signing just around the corner (19th Dec) we are unreasonably excited to announce the arrival of Jay’s brand new poster, Wombats in the Mist.

Get yours now at the Thomas Street gallery, and don’t forget the man himself will be in attendance on the 19th December to sign copies of his new book, animals and Objects in and Out of Water. A beautiful and exclusive Jay Ryan poster signed by Mr. Ryan himself? I think that’s what they call a no-brainer.

Lunartik Cup of Tea Tour at Richard Goodall Gallery – THIS SATURDAY!


This Saturday the 12th December the Richard Goodall Gallery will be hosting the Custom Tea Tour, which was launched from London’s Forbidden Planet in August. 24 artists have teamed up with brainchild Matt Jones to produce the fantastic range of custom cups of tea, and what is more, Matt will be in human real-life attendance on the day to sign cups, flyers or foreheads (depending on your mood).

Not only will you have the chance to get your hands on a signed Earl Grey (available only at or as part of this tour) or a limited edition shirt there’ll also be the opportunity to see original resin sculpts, silicon casts, and Matt’s 2006 sketch books.  Artists contributing to this spectacular ensemble include Kenn Munk, Woolloomooloo, TADO, Mr Scruff, Pete Fowler, Sichi, ILoveDust, Okkle and lots more! See you there!