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

The Pilgrimage of Lost Children and other Stories

Iain Andrews

20 November - 6 December
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Preview: Friday 20th November 7 - 9pm

Talk by the artist: Saturday 21st November 2pm

At Bankley Studios & Gallery

To coincide with his forthcomming appearance on BBC2's Saatchi's Best of British
Manchester based painter Iain Andrews will be showing a selection of new works.

Beautiful Women With Depression

Andrew Gilmore

23 October - 8 November 2009
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Preview: Friday 23 October, 19.00 - 21.00
Wrap party: Friday 6 November, 19.00 – 21.00, performance at 20.00

The exhibition is about contrasts. You see an attractive woman strolling through town, wearing designer clothes you automatically assumed she has everything you want: status and wealth and happiness. It's often far from the truth.
Western culture blows up our superficial side. Were all superficial- its our instinct when it comes to appearance. It's down to the individual to cognitize that.
In the paintings glossy magazine cuttings are set next to scribbles and crude brush strokes. I find mass media imagery as beguiling as I do poisonous. The collage and other materials make up narratives. Some are intentional others are accidental.

For more information
email: gilmore.art@hotmail.com

Weather or Not

Laura Tester & Alan Freeman

3 October - 11 October 2009
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Preview: Friday 2 October, 19.00 - 22.00

This exhibition of work inspired by the weather by artists Laura Tester and Alan Freeman opens in conjunction with Bankley's yearly Open Studio event (see news and events for more details).

For more information about the featured artists visit:
www.lauratester.com
www.alanfreeman.org.uk

Open Studios

3 & 4 October 2009
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Preview: Friday 2 October, 19.00 - 22.00 pm

The yearly event when resident artists open their studio spaces to the viewing public. This year the Open Studios event is accompanied by an exhibition of work by Laura Tester and Alan Freeman in the Gallery.

Art, Kind Of

Hannah Morris, Simon Clear & Rachael Statham

Bankley Studios Gallery

9 August - 14 August 2009
12.00 - 18.00 pm

Preview: Saturday 8 August, 18.30 - late
Drinks, food, live music... kind of

An exhibition of new young painting, drawing and sculpture.

New Improved Everything But Angels

Nicholas J Ridehalgh

Bankley Studios Gallery

4 July - 26 July 2009
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm
or by appointment tel: 01625 267391

Preview: Friday 3 July, 7 - 10 pm

The Psychiatrist said, “I think we can get him back”

This is the most recent glimpse into the visionary world of English painter Nicholas J Ridehalgh, a point in time capturing his pursuit of the other in paint & drawing.

Nothing is Ever Black or White

Bankley Studios Gallery

30 May - 21 June 2009
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Preview: Friday 29 May, 7 - 10 pm

SoTart Contemporary Artists invite you to Bankley Studios & Gallery for their latest exhibition

Open Studios 2008 & Fair Play

Bankley House Studios & Gallery

The annual event which invites the public into the working spaces of the Artists. Fair Play an exhibition in the Gallery.

Fair Play is supported by Arts Council of England, North West and The Levenshulme Festival