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

Distorted Interior Barriers

2nd July - 16th July 2011
Opening evening 2nd July from 3pm onwards

Gallery open Sat & Sun 2 & 3, 9 & 10 and 16 & 17th July 2011 11.00 - 5.00pm

Workshop 9th July 1.00 - 3.00pm

Through wide expanses of texture, collage and colour stretched across the walls and floor, Garth Simmons creates an environment of dislocations and skewed perspectives. His juxtapositions of scale and finely interlaced pattern transform the gallery space into a fully immersive, cerebral landscape.

http://garth-simmons.blogspot.com/

Pursuing the Narrative

Opening Friday 27th May 2011 6.30 - 9.00pm

Gallery open 28th & 29th May - 4th & 5th, 10th & 11th June 11-5pm


Pursuing the Narrative is a collaboration between two Manchester-based practitioners, writer and artist Jo Manby, and artist Gary James Williams. This exhibition explores the narrative of the written word, installation and the moving image, examining the blurred frontier between written and visual fictions.

Jo Manby is a freelance writer and artist who writes various types of fiction. She works in painting, sculpture and drawing and has extensive experience of gallery curating and project management.

Gary James Williams exhibits internationally, working in a broad interdisciplinary practice. Williams’ work enquires into the creative potentials of the narrative structure, the arena of storytelling and our relationship with the material and the ephemeral.



Photo credits

Pursuing the Narrative drawing © Jo Manby 2011

Preview Event sponsored by Barefoot Wine

Vernacular Spaces - Sangita and Monixa Mistry

Opening Friday 18th March 2011 7.00 - 9.00pm

Artists Discussion Saturday 26th March 2.00 - 4.30pm

Gallery Open Sat & Sun 19th, 20th and 26th, 27th March and Sat & Sun 2nd, 3rd April 10.00 - 4.00pm

A participatory photography project gives insight into how two different communities of high school students from India and England occupy and define their personal space.

www.sangitamistry.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/monixa.creations

Preview Event sponsored by Barefoot Wine

Really

Opening Friday 12th November 7-10 pm

Open Sat & Sun 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28 Nov 1.00 - 5.00pm or by appointment,
phone Philip Kennedy on 0161 434 9320

Local artist Philip Kennedy shows carvings, fabrications and paintings from the past 5 years exploring figurative and gestural themes with an emphasis on partial and fleeting aspects of the real world


www.philip-kennedy.com

Creative Cityscape Workshop

Saturday 23rd October 2010
12.00 - 4.00pm
Suitable for all ages

Come and have a go to help draw and build a city that surpasses all others through imagination and creativity. Through drawing, collage and sculpture, add to the skyline with your own architectural masterpiece; a floating park of the future, a farmpartment or a museum of pencils – anything to make the most diverse and creative city in the world – in Levenshulme!


Please be aware - children must be accompanied by an adult.

Part of Levenshulme Festival: www.levenshulmefestival.co.uk

Bankley Studios Open and Processed Limitations

Open Studios 2010
Sat 25 September 11.00 - 6.00pm
Sun 26 September 12.00 - 4.00pm

Processed Limitations
Sat & Sun 25 - 26 September 12.00 - 5.00pm
Sat & Sun 2 - 3 October 12.00 - 5.00pm

Preview for both events
Saturday 25 September 6.00 - 9.00pm

The yearly event when artists open their studio spaces to the viewing public. This year, the event is accompanied by "Processed Limitations" the drawing practices of Stephen Ashdown, JoMcGonigal and Evangelia Spiliopoulou - all recent graduates of Manchester Metropolitan University's MAFA - the work is conceptual, visually dissimilar and technically diverse with a highly individual aesthetic outcome.

Duck Shoot Dino Rescue

Opening Fri 3 Sept 6 - 9
Open Days Saturday, Sunday 4 & 5, 18 & 19 1-6pm
Coffee and Cake Event Sun 12 1-6
Closing Down Sale Sat 18 1-6

Axel Bottenberg is supported by Imitate Gallery in association with Bankley House Studio Gallery. Imitate's Director describes the work: "With a punchy penchant for insane ideas, Bottenberg bolts together a dizzying array of imagery incorporating both classic and contemporary iconography in a technically brilliant visual mashup"

For more info or to arrange a purchase contact 0161 850 0123, info@imitate.org.uk website:
www.axelbottenberg.co.uk

M19's Raree-Show

Open weekends 17, 18, 24, 25 July 11-4pm
Other times by appointment only tom24evans@yahoo.com


Thomas Evans, Laura Simms and Fiona Campbell challenge the traditional 'white cube' approach to art exhibitions with box-like galleries within Bankley Gallery . They explore the idea of the 'peepshow' or 'raree (rarity) to enable unusual visual experiences.

For more information:
www.M19.moonfruit.com

Windows Project

Carolyn Curtis Magri and Charlie Ryder

03 July - 04 July 2010
This weekend event opens with a lunch at 1pm on Saturday 3rd July.

Carolyn Curtis Magri and Charlie Ryder explore the experience of being in a prison from two sides of the divide with posters and performance. Carolyn is an Art and Design Tutor in Offender Learning and Charlie, an ex-offender.

Fadil Ademi @ Bankley Gallery

You are invited to an exhibition of new works by painter Fadil Ademi.

Monday 15 March - 31 March 2010
Every evening from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fadil works in oil paint and oil pastels creating images that explore colour and form within still life.

The works featured in this exhibition are exciting, current and bold.

We hope to see you there.

For more information, please look here:

http://fadilademi.blogspot.com/