Events in the Gallery at Bankley Studios Manchester

Current Events at Bankley Gallery

SUM - an exhibition by Sarah Woodburn

Private View: Friday 18th May 2018, 7-9pm
Exhibition continues until 2nd June, open Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment.

A solo exhibition of new paintings by Sarah Woodburn, winner of the Bankley Open Call 2017.

“…I peel and portion a tangerine and spit the pips and feel the drunkenness of things being various.” (Louis MacNeice)

Inspired by unprimed empty canvas and tubes of fresh paint, SUM is a culmination of paintings made over the last two years.

Each work is started in much the same way – seeking out the ‘perfect’ surface by covering imperfections left behind from stretching raw canvas on a studio floor, with paint. Whilst many of the marks, gestures and lines have an accidental and whimsical quality to them, as a whole they work together with confidence and purpose.

Every decision, from start to finish, feels like a compositional balancing act. Each action informs the next, dictating the direction, mood and tempo of the work. Painting, if you like, as a game of chess.
Consistency within this group of paintings lies behind the medium and the decision making process, yet the outcome is always unpredictable.

Sarah Woodburn (b. Chertsey 1982) undertook a Foundation diploma at Wimbledon School of Art (2001-2002) and graduated in Fine Art at Newcastle University (2002-2006). She lives and works in London.

www.sarahwoodburn.com

Previous Events at Bankley Gallery

Interim II

Friday 31 August 2012
6.00 - 8.00pm

Sat 1 & Sun 2 September 11.00 - 4.00pm

For more information:
www.interim-art.blogspot.com

Art by Natural Definition - Eileen O'Rourke

Private view
Friday 10th August 6.30 onwards

Show runs 11th - 19th August
11.00 - 4.00pm

'This art series is in two parts and explores natural identity using two modes of expression: hair sewing and drawing. The nurture/nature debate is addressed in the first half of this series with the use of hair. The 2nd half of the series uses found natural matter and extends its aesthetic characteristic through an evolutionary drawing principle. Techniques within the works may lead down a blind alley in the way an evolutionary tree 'stumps' when the environmental demand surpasses innate abilities. While escaping into the drawing, various evolutionary avenues will become evident.'

60 Drawings

Private view
Friday 1st June 6 - 9pm

Live Performance By
Kirsty Almeida
7.15 - 8.15 pm

Gallery open
2nd - 8th June
11am - 5pm

60 Artists have been asked to submit one drawing in an exhibition that lays bare the tradition of drawing in individual contemporary practices. With the democracy of open submission, '60 Drawings' is curated by Carolyn Curtis Magri and Gary James Williams and intends to explore, define and celebrate the locality and discipline of drawing in its diverse forms within the practices of participating artists.

The artists include Pavel Buchler, Sophia Crilly, Kevin Dalton-Johnson, David Hancock, Jenny Core, Daksha Patel, James Roper, Mit Senoj, Daniel Fogarty, Mary Griffiths and many other local and international artists.

Preview Event Sponsored by Barefoot Wines

Cupcakes provided by McIntosh and Farrar Cupcake Creators

MMU 2nd Year Fine Art Exhibition

29th April - 4th May
10 am - 4pm
Private View 28th April 7-9pm

This exhibition showcases the work of 3 second year fine art students who specialise in painting. Emma Norman works with the idea of minimal and max use of colour. Jessica Shandley focuses on producing drawings of scenes from various thriller moves. Katie Sharratt is interested in the process behind which art is created.

Boobs, Leaves and Weaves

18-20th April
10am - 4pm
Closes Fri 20th 12pm
Private View 17th April 7-9pm

Sharon Shields explores the role of colour and gender. Lucy Gray uses glitter, embroidery, beads and natural resources to create imaginative worlds. Graham Rimmer draws on the realm of ancient civilisations to make sculpture. My Van Tran uses fairy tales as a resource for collage and painting.

Reverb

30th March - 1st April 2012
Opening evening 30th March 6.00 - 9.00pm

Gallery Open 11.00 - 5.00pm

REVERB an exhibition event

Students from the MA Contemporary Fine Art course at Salford University invite you to join them in an interim exhibition at Bankley Gallery. Diverse in their approach these artists offer an insight into contemporary art coming out of Salford University, each using the space to explore their practice within the gallery context. Disciplines range from the traditional to the digital and includes performance art, with two live performances taking place on the opening night. This showcase will prove to be an exciting insight into emerging artists from the North West.


For more information: reverb.exhibition@gmail.com

Magical Gardens

13th March - 26th March 2012

Cedar Mount High School and Stanley Grove Primary School present an exhibition of pupils' artwork

By Appointment Only.
Please contact to arrange a visit:
t.chetwood@cedarmount.manchester.sch.uk
gallery@bankley.org.uk

Captured Images - The Photograph Comes to Prison - Michael Jacobson-Hardy

Gallery Opening Times: Saturday and Sunday 29th & 30th October and 5th & 6th November.

Other viewings by appointment only.
Contact Carolyncurtismagri@hotmail.com

Bankley Gallery and The Windows Project are hosting an exhibition of photography by Michael Jacobson-Hardy from America.

The event celebrates the opening of The European Prison Education Conference taking place at The Midland Hotel in Manchester at the end of October. Delegates from many different countries will be visiting the gallery to see the photographs, which given an amazing insight into prison life.

Hung, Drawn and Quartered

17-18th, 24-25th September and 1-2nd October
11-5pm

Preview Friday 16th September 6-9

We are really pleased to be hosting an exhibition from Arena Studios and Gallery from Liverpool for our annual Open Weekend and beyond.

Artists will be drawing in the gallery during the preview and exhibiting a mixture of drawings and installation pieces which will be both innovative and challenging.

Valuing Women's Work - Valuing Herstory

Exhibition 30th July - 14th August 2011

Gallery Open Saturdays 30th July, 6th August, 13th August 1.00 - 6.00pm
Preview Friday 29th July 6-8pm


Creative hands foundation in partnership with Oxfam will be showing the work of two Sure Start women's groups in South Manchester who have been exploring the value and their personal experiences of unpaid work.

Further information can be obtained from m.lindsay@creativehandsfoundation.org