News from Artists at Bankley Studios Manchester

Current Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

...in Dark Times

Bankley member James Ackerley is exhibiting in '...In Dark Times', an exhibition on the thingness of things in the age of the thingless medium, alongside Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton, Bex Ilsley, Charlie Godet Thomas, Lindsey Mendick, and Zadie Xa.

PV 23 Feb 6-8pm
24 Feb - 15 Apr 2017
Open Wednesday -Sunday, 1-6pm

Castlefield Gallery
2 Hewitt Street
Manchester, M15 4GB

http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/


Previous Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

When It's Gone It's Gone

A solo exhibition by Bankley member Claire Tindale

Opening event Friday 3rd March 2017, 5-7pm
4th March - 4th April 2017 | Open Saturdays 1-5pm


When It’s Gone It’s Gone is an exhibition of work comprising installation and sculpture which expands on a piece commissioned by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, for the exhibition Miniature World. Through a combination of miniature and full-scale objects, the work invites the viewer to consider our use of dwindling natural resources.

http://asmallview.co.uk/when-it's-gone-it's%20gone.html

A Small View
Gostins Arcade, 32-36 Hanover Street,
Liverpool, L1 4LN

The Dialogue of the Dogs

Francesca Maffeo Gallery is delighted to present ‘The Dialogue of the Dogs’ by Richard Page, This new body of work is a documentary project that depicts the cultural, political and economic landscape of central Spain today.

‘The Dialogue of the Dogs’ takes its title from the Cervantes novel of the same name, in which we imagine two dogs given the gift of speech for one night. In Cervantes’ story, the two dogs tell of the cruelty of their masters and corruption of humanity.

“Like a modern day Don Quixote, Page sets out on a voyage across La Mancha, Spain, and much like Cervantes’ hero he manages to reveal the timeless essence of the land. Quiet and surreal, the landscapes in ‘The Dialogue of the Dogs’ are the setting for unexpected encounters, resonances of Cervantes’ main themes: power, illusion and truth.” Rodrigo Orrantia, Art Historian and Curator


FRANCESCA MAFFEO GALLERY
no. 284 Leigh Road
Leigh on Sea
Essex SS9 1BW

Opening Hours:
Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat: 10.00am-5.00pm
Wed: 10.00am-2.30pm


http://www.francescamaffeogallery.com/exhibitions-current

Miniature Worlds

Bankley member Claire Tindale is exhibiting in 'Miniature Worlds' at Castlefield Gallery, alongside Iain Andrews, Annie Carpenter, Paul Evans, Hondartza Fraga, Steven Gartside and Eleanor Mulhearn, Matthew Houlding, Manchester Astronomical Society, Monty and Simon O’Sullivan.

This winter Castlefield Gallery brings you Miniature World, an exhibition of film, sculpture, 2D work, astronomical artefacts, miniature models, and diagrams of the finite-infinite relation. Acknowledging our relentless pursuit for knowledge, the exhibition considers the potential of things in small-scale to help us understand, document and communicate the world in which we find ourselves, ultimately arriving at the joy we find in these modest-sized artefacts in their own right.

Exhibition PV 6pm-8pm on Thursday 17 November with welcoming speeches from outgoing Director, Kwong Lee and Castlefield Gallery’s new Director, Helen Wewiora at 6:30pm.

Exhibition continues: 18 November 2016 - 22 January 2017 (Closed for the festive season: 24 Dec 2016 – 3 Jan 2017)
Gallery open Wed – Sun 1-6pm

Castlefield Gallery
2 Hewitt Street, M15 4GB Manchester

www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/miniature-world/

Division of Labour

Exhibition Opening: 6-8pm, Thursday, 1st December 2016

Exhibition Continues until 10th December 2016

Rogue Artists' Studios & Project Space,
66-72 Chapeltown Street,
Piccadilly,
Manchester,
M1 2WH

Bankley member Helen Wheeler is taking part in this exhibition which concludes Rogue's 2016 artistic programme. Division of Labour draws on Manchester's relationship with industry through newly commissioned works by Robin Megannity, Jenny Steele, Jenny Walker and Helen Wheeler, who explore the purpose and place of production in the city, and the commercial landscape that threatens it.

www.facebook.com/events/693572864154756/

John Moores Painting Prize 2016

9 July - 27 November 2016, Open daily 10am-5pm

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Bankley member Linda Hemmersbach's painting 'January' has been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize 2016.

From George Orwell’s 'Animal Farm' to a statue of an assassinated politician, the sources of inspiration behind the paintings in this year's exhibition are varied and wide-ranging. Similarly diverse are the painting materials used by some of this year’s artists, from Plasticine on an altered book cover to acrylic on sheets of industrial aluminium foil.

A theme explored in a number of entries is the act of painting itself, with several works exploring the significance, challenges and value of this medium. Three of the exhibiting artists are undergoing or have recently completed the Turps Art School correspondence course, designed specifically for painters.

Open to all painters in the UK, works for the exhibition have been selected anonymously by an independent jury. The Prize continues to honour the principles of open submission and democratic selection.

The exhibition is part of Liverpool Biennial 2016 - a festival of newly commissioned contemporary art from around the world. It takes place from 9 July until 16 October across the city in public spaces, galleries and online.

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/jm2016/index.aspx

Excuse Me While I Am Changing

Rogue Project Space Manchester

Saturday and Sundays, 15-23 October, 12-5pm (or by appointment)

Preview: Friday 14th October, 6-9pm alongside Rogue Open Studio

Coinciding with Rogue Open Studios, Rogue Project Space presents Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Michelle Shields, Matthew Bamber, and Linda Hemmersbach in 'Excuse Me While I Am Changing'. Curated by Lucy Harvey, new drawing, painting, making and photography respond to evidence of the city’s expansion in the liminal and shifting space which surrounds Rogue.

Rogue Project Space, First Floor, 66-72 Chapeltown Street, Manchester, M1 2WH

http://rastudios.co.uk/project-space/

Realism on the Edge

Bankley member Raul Loya Gutierrez is exhibiting in 'Realism on the Edge' at PS Mirabel, a show of contemporary realist painting selected by Axel Bottenberg. The show features the work of Jane Fairhurst, Ilona Kiss, David Hancock, Loya Gutierrez and Axel Bottenberg.

" Figurative art describes artwork—particularly paintings and sculptures—that is clearly derived from real object sources, and are therefore by definition representational.

For most of the 20th century the discussion of modern painting has largely ignored figurative works in favour of the significant avant-garde movements—from Cubism to Minimalism—that embraced abstraction. Only a few movements to include figuration (like Surrealism and Pop) would make their way into "high art" discourse.

Many artists who use figurative art to communicate a critical narrative find themselves in a void situated somewhere in between the “nice” art sold in commercial galleries and the overtly conceptual work that most artist-led or alternative venues seem to prefer.

I have selected a diverse range of Manchester based painters whose practice embraces realism, whilst having an edgy, dark narrative.

Welcome to the dark side. "
- Axel Bottenberg


PV 29th September 6-9pm

Mirabel Studios, 14/20 Mirabel Street
Manchester. M3 1PJ

Open every Saturday 11am to 5 pm and by appointment.

http://psmirabel.co.uk/

Piecework by James Ackerley

Exhibition dates: 16th September - 22nd October

For Piecework, the fifth exhibition in Oriel Wrecsam’s PERICLO series, James Ackerley will present an installation as a twisted yet refined paradigm of his studio. Ackerley’s meticulous process-led practice will come to the fore in this enlightening display-cum-physical catalogue. His recent work puts a strong emphasis on the studio as a place of making, taking-apart and reassembling. Using a narrow palette of inexpensive, malleable materials, he makes small scale object-based works as a method of exploring the fundamental principles of art making and studio-practice, whilst also drawing elements from design and architecture. The exhibition timeline will be separated into three increments, reflecting the very modular and incomplete nature of Ackerley’s work.

James Ackerley (b. Wrexham, 1990) is a Manchester-based artist, who previously studied at Coleg Cambria, Wrexham, and Manchester Metropolitan University. He currently holds a studio at Bankley Studios, Manchester.

P E R I C L O
10 South Arcade, Chester Street, LL13 8BE Wrexham

http://periclo.org/
http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/community/arts_centre/gallery_1.htm

The Manchester Contemporary 2016

Bankley members Helen Wheeler, James Ackerley and Linda Hemmersbach will be exhibiting at Manchester Contemporary 2016, with Manifest Arts, New Work and Paper Gallery.

The Manchester Contemporary is the foremost UK art fair outside London for world class critically engaged contemporary art. It returns for its eight edition to Old Granada Studios from 22nd -25th September 2016.

Taking place alongside Buy Art Fair, The Manchester Contemporary is an unrivalled incubator of artistic talent. Using bold curatorial judgement it offers works for sale from the most exciting, critically engaged contemporary artists and galleries, many of whom then embark on the international art fair network.

With a record number of new galleries hailing from London, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Salford, Preston, Liverpool, Cardiff, Nottingham, Middlesbrough and Worcester, The Manchester Contemporary encourages and de-mystifies engagement with contemporary art, creating a fresh and engaging journey of discovery for all that choose to join it.

Opening Night
Thursday 22 September 2016 17.30 - 21.00

Public Days
Friday 23 September 2016 11.00 - 18.00
Saturday 24 September 2016 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 25 September 2016 10.00 - 17.00

http://www.themanchestercontemporary.co.uk/

Start Where You Are: Second Degree Potentias

Bloc Projects, 71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield, S1 4RB

10 September 2016 – 17 September 2016
Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6 pm
Preview: Friday 9 September 6 – 8 pm

Start Where You Are: Second Degree Potentias is a new exhibition that will explore the idea of the Potentia – an alternative form of social organisation centered around human flourishing and environmental sustainability. A Potentia is similar to a Utopia, but does not carry the baggage of idealism and impossibility often associated with Utopia; a Potentia has its roots in the here-and-now, and it is possible to map out the steps that can take us from the present day to a Potentia.

Presented at Bloc Projects, an artist-led project space in the centre of Sheffield from 10th to 17th September, it will include newly commissioned and recent works by 11 artists based across the UK: Clare Bonetree, Sandra Bouguerch, Roger Bygott, Tim Etchells, Annie Harrison, Ellie Harrison, Jane Lawson, James Marriott, John Newling, Monty, Claire Tindale and Lea Torp Nielsen.


http://seconddegreepotentias.wordpress.com/

PS Mirabel SPECTRUM Open Exhibition

Bankley members Lisa Peasey, Mike Slater and Linda Hemmersbach have been selected for the 2016 Annual Open Exhibition at PS Mirabel.

For 'Spectrum' PS Mirabel invited submissions for their Art Prize which featured colour in their final appearance.

Opening PV : 1st July 2016

Exhibition continues every Saturday 11-5 until 13th of August 2016

PS Mirabel is an artist run project and exhibition space in the centre of Manchester.

Mirabel Studios
14/20 Mirabel Street
Manchester. M3 1PJ

http://psmirabel.co.uk/

A6 Dialogue: MIGRATE

Exhibition open:
Saturday 30th April 11-3pm,
Saturday 7 May 11-3pm,
Saturday 14 May 11-3pm
and by appointment

Private view: Friday 22nd April 7-9pm

An exhibition from artists working along the A6 corridor - in response to the theme Migrate.

Participating artists are from a number of prominent Manchester and North West based studios, including; Bankley Studios, Cross Street Arts, PS Mirabel, Suite Studios and 3rd Floor Studios.

www.facebook.com/events/187195248339082/

Transition: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

Transition: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

27th February 2016 to 13th April 2016 - Open Saturdays only from 11 am to 5 pm
Preview: 25th February 2016 / 6 pm to 9 pm

Mirabel Studios, 14/20 Mirabel Street Manchester, M3 1PJ

This exhibition explores photography as a narrative, transitional activity exploring a sense of place through landscape or states of change through objects and alternative modes of presentation. The show includes work by the following photographers, designers and artists using photography.

Exhibitors:
Ian Beesley / Ben Graville / Craig Atkinson / Sarah Eyre / Agathe Jacquillat / Tomi Vollauschek / Marc Provins / Anna White / Stephen King / Dana Ariel / Mario Popham / Roxana Allison & Pablo Allison / Sandra Ratkovic / Evan Wood / Kieran Boswell / Radoslav Daskalov / Jenny Karling / Caroline Barker / Jack Doyle / Richard Ward / Michele Friswell / Mark Adams

www.facebook.com/events/1534124006881598/

Thinking / Making

Curious Projects, The Labyrinth, 7 Mark Lane, Eastbourne, BN21 4RJ

5 December 2015 - 5 February 2016
Monday - Saturday 11 - 4 pm
Preview: Friday 4 December 6 - 8 pm

Claire Tindale is exhibiting in Thinking/ Making, a curated exhibition of artists' maquettes and models by 27 selected artists.

Rather than finished work, this exhibition shows three-dimensional 'sketches', models and maquettes, made as part of the artists' creative thinking process - either a kind of 'making' used purely as a thinking tool and/or as an aid to making actual work.

http://www.curious-projects.co.uk/project-space-and-gallery.html

Health Records

CFCCA, Market Buildings, Thomas St, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EU, UK

11 December 2015 – 24 January 2016
Tuesday – Sunday 10 – 5 pm
Preview: Thursday 10 December 6 – 8 pm

Health Records is an exhibition of new work by artists Claire Tindale and Niki Colclough created in response to their experience delivering workshops on the Renal Unit at the Manchester Royal infirmary. The project was delivered in collaboration with CFCCA and Kidneys for Life.

CFCCA's engagement programme works with artists to connect with individuals and communities, exploring themes such as cultural and social diversity as it supports UK audiences to better understand Chinese contemporary society through art. In Health Records the artists use practices developed through cultural exchange to respond to the personal identities and narratives of the patients on the Renal Unit.

http://www.cfcca.org.uk/

Auto Exilo / Self Exile by Raul Loya

15 October - 15 December 2015

Instituto Cervantes
326/330 Deansgate
Manchester
M3 4FN

Solo exhibition showing some of the artist's best works from 2008-2015, including painting and prints.

Mondays to Fridays 10am-6pm.
Free Entry.

Multiply

Claire Tindale & Helen Wheeler are taking part in the group exhibition "Multiply" @ PS Mirabel in Manchester City Centre.

"Multiply" is a selling show of affordable contemporary artist editions, prints and multiples.

Preview: 12th November 6-9pm

Open every Saturday 11-5pm until 12th December 2015

14-20 Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ

http://psmirabel.co.uk

The Day of the Dead is coming to Levenshulme!

Saturday 7 November 2015
Project Space, Bankley Studios & Gallery
4 - 8pm

The Day of the Dead is coming to Levenshulme!

Join us in our Day of the Dead ofrenda (altar) this 7th November from 4pm to 8pm at Bankley Studios Project Space on the 3rd Floor, in Levenshulme. This is a great opportunity to see and learn about one of Mexico's most well-known traditions around the world, you won't be disappointed!

Free entry, free hot drink and everyone welcome! Bring a piece of fruit or candle to make it grow during the day! Everyone welcome, children friendly!

Our ofrenda is in memory of those who have been killed - ordinary people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time - during the ongoing low intensity war in Mexico since 2006 and activists, journalists and human rights defenders who have been murdered by the Mexican government for doing their job or for being critical of the State.

Manchester for Ayotzinapa is a multicultural collective formed a year ago by people from all walks of life in response to the disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa, Mexico. The collective raises awareness on human rights issues in Mexico through regular fundraising and solidarity events.

Bankley Studios & Gallery is only 5 minutes walk from Levenshulme train station or 15 minutes drive from Manchester city centre. Public transport: 192 bus from town.

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/448991935305176/

Helen Wheeler : Build a Wor(l)d with 'ing'

2 October - 31 October 2015

The Portico Library & Gallery,
57 Mosley Street (Entrance on Charlotte Street)
Manchester
M2 3HY

Tel: 0161 236 6785
Website: www.theportico.org.uk

Opening Hours
Monday 9.30-16.30
Tuesday 9.30-17.30
Wednesday 9.30-17.30
Thursday 9.30-17.30
Friday 9.30-16.30
Saturday 11.00-15.00
Sunday Closed


Incorporating themes relating to apocalypse, health, science and landscape and encompassing drawing, sculpture, photography and painting, Helen’s work for this exhibition is informed by ideas of experimentation, exploration and discovery in the two-hundred-year-old library’s collection.

Her sculptures utilise natural forces within their creation and explore the potential for change over time. Her work frequently draws parallels with nature on both a macro and micro scale, referring to elements of the sublime and for this exhibition also connects to a sense of history, preservation and restoration sensitive to the Portico’s environment and collection.

Working with both modern and historic technology her work encompasses a wide range of techniques, such as hand-made paints, silverpoint, darkroom photo processing as well as glass blowing.

“Enquiry, experimentation and reflection are key components of my practice and are concepts which I feel are embodied by the Portico Library's extensive nineteenth century collection. With works by authors such as Faraday, Kant, Nasmyth and Dante, the diverse subject matter encompassed in this historic building has been highly inspirational to me.”

Helen Wheeler won the 2013 NADFAS North West Bursary Award for Fine Art and was also the recipient of the Leonard James Little Fine Art Prize.

Website: www.cargocollective.com/helenwheeler
Email: helen.e.wheeler@gmail.com

The Portico Library is a historic subscription library in Manchester city centre. Visitors can view our opening hours and find out more on our website: www.theportico.org.uk

East-West Art Award 2015

27 - 31 October 2015

La Galleria, Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London, SW1Y 4UY

Bankley Artist in Residence Philip Kennedy is one of the finalists on display at this years East-West Art Award.

www.ewaac.net/art2015compe.html

www.philip-kennedy.com

Absolutely Fabulous Aloe Fashion Show

Saturday 22nd August
7:00PM-10:30PM

An exciting event organised and presented by Bankley Studio member, Caroline Baldry. Join us for a night of fashion, music, art, performance, health & wellness, pampering and food & drink.

Check out the Facebook page for more information

www.facebook.com/events/388419758025551

Open Studios - Manifest

Sat 11 July 2015
12.00 - 4.00pm

As part of Manifest weekend, come for an informal visit our artists' working in their studios.

There will also be exhibitions in our gallery and on Floor 3 throughout the weekend, as well as guided tours from Levenshulme Market.

Part of Manifest Events throughout Greater Manchester
www.facebook.com/manifestartsfestival

For Posterity - Castlefield Gallery

Launch Evening: Thursday 12th February, 6-8pm
Open: Wed-Sun, 13 - 22nd February, 1-6pm

Bankley studio holder and CG Associate member Lucy Harvey has been selected to curate Castlefield Gallery's next Launch Pad exhibition. The exhibition will include works by Rosanne Robertson, Richard Proffitt, Cherry Tenneson, Fliss Quick, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Lucy Harvey.

The exhibition title is drawn from Harvey’s research into traditional crafts and Burnley-based filmmaker, Sam Hanna’s documentaries (1940-80) which, in his own words, depict “old English crafts captured for posterity”. For Posterity brings together six artists whose practice engages with chance, failure and the functions of objects. Working across sculpture, installation, film and performance they present the transformative ways in which artists invent and reinterpret history, place and language.

Events
Thu 12th, 6-8pm Preview : featuring a live performance by Rosanne Robertson
13 - 22nd Feb Residency : Lucy Harvey will periodically be in the gallery producing work, when she is not present her tools, ephemera and unfinished works will be on display
Sat 21st, 2-4pm Film Screening + Artist Talk : selected excerpts of the Sam Hanna 'Old English Crafts' collection followed by a discussion with the exhibiting artists and Launch Pad selector and artist, Hilary Jack

Castlefield Gallery
2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M15 4GB view map
www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk

Hankering for Classification

TOAST
New Art Spaces, Federation House, Federation Street, Manchester (just off Balloon Street)
15 November - 20 December 2014
Thurs & Fri: 1 – 9pm & Sat 1 - 6pm other times by appointment

Preview: Fri 14 Nov 6 - 9pm

An exhibition Curated by Elizabeth Wewiora and Matthew Pendergast at TOAST

Exhibition work by: Nicky Bird, Andrew Bracey, David Gledhill, Katie Goodwin, Martin Hamblen, Tobby Huddlestone, Kwong Lee, Niall Macdonald, Claire Tindale and Poppy Whatmore

Hankering for Classification presents new and existing work by ten artists from across the UK, who employ methods of classification, archiving and collecting. The exhibition will also include bespoke exhibition design developed by artist Poppy Whatmore.

Through the experience of differences and relations between things, we determine the meaning they have for us. In a variety of mediums including sculpture, performance, painting and video the artists in this exhibition carry out our shared compulsion to organize, record and curate the world around us, with a will to make sense of it. Whatmore’s reworking of traditional exhibition design will visually and physically connect the art works together emphasizing the nature of an exhibition as a careful arrangement of art works, which contain their own contexts and histories but are also related to one another and the viewer.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events including: Artists video screenings, talks and workshops. For a full list of programmed events please check:

www.wewioraprojects.com/hankeringforclassification

Extracts - Exhibition & Residency

PS Mirabel
14 - 20 Mirabel Street, Manchester M3 1PJ
02 August – 13 September 2014
Saturdays: 11 – 5

As winner of the residency prize at the 2014 PS Mirabel Open, Claire Tindale will be taking over the space to reflect on her practice and to produce new works. The residency launches with an exhibition of selected, existing works from the last 14 years.

The exhibition of reflective works and ongoing developments is open to the public on Saturdays throughout the residency, with the opportunity to discuss existing work and see the space, work and ideas evolve over this time.

The Travelling Art Tent

22 February - 22 March 2014
Preview Friday 21 February 6.00 - 8.30pm
Stockport Art Gallery
Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 8AB

The Travelling Art Tent is an older people's community project working with participants from three residential homes and a day centre in the Stockport area supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

The project has been in two parts where Community Artist Stacey Coughlin and volunteers from Arc have visited the homes and organisations involved to create artwork that has then been used to create an 'immersive and interactive' temporary art gallery space. This gallery then has visited all the groups involved and now will be making a landing at Stockport Art Gallery!

www.travellingarttent.co.uk
www.stockportartgalleryproject.com/exhibitions/samsart.php

Mondays: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 1pm - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Fabricate

Fabricate
Arundel Room, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, S1 2PP
23 – 28 February 2014
Sunday: 11 – 4
Monday - Friday: 10 – 5

FABRICATE is a multidimensional showcase for material and conceptual fabrications by artists, designers, makers, writers and poets.

The exhibition includes artwork that explores ‘lies and miscommunication’, through pieces that create ‘a false impression, an illusion, a fantasy’, in a range of media from contemporary sculpture to video animation.

Select | An indulgent selection of contemporary art

Exhibition dates:
6th September - 11th October 2013

Exhibition open evening:
5th September 2013: 7.30pm - 9pm

Marburae Gallery, Athey Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6QU

Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm
Admission Free

Marburae Art Gallery is an artist led gallery space in Macclesfield, Cheshire dedicated to contemporary visual Arts.

The Art Gallery was founded in 2011 to create an exciting mix of music and visual arts in a combination that is accessible to Artist's and Art lovers but also to the ordinary person. Marburae Art Gallery shows national and international Artists.

Bankley artist, Marielle Hehir is one of those featured in the forthcoming SELECT exhibition, visit website for the full list.

The big opening for the exhibition will take place at Marburae Art Gallery at 7.30pm - 9.00pm on 5th September 2013. The exhibition will run from 6th September until 11th October 2013. For more information please visit www.artinmacclesfield.co.uk or follow the gallery on Twitter @artinmacc.

Marburae Art Gallery is a new space in Macclesfield dedicated to national and international contemporary visual Arts.

Contact Marburae Gallery:
Kaite Helps, marburaegallery@gmail.com

Bankley Open Studios 2013

Private View Friday 4th October 6 - 9pm
Studios Open 5th & 6th October 11 - 4pm

Bankley Open Studios 2013 will incorporate three floors of artist’s studios and the work of 34 artists open to the public, covering all artistic disciplines.

The artists who use Bankley Studios as a base for their contemporary art practice, throw open the doors to their individual spaces for this annual event. Painting and drawing, sculpture and ceramics, photography and video art-forms are represented, show-casing the diversity and quality of work by artists currently resident at this renowned artist co-operative.

Artifice

PS Mirabel
14-20 Mirabel St, Manchester, M3 1PJ

24 August – 28 September 2013

Saturdays 11 – 5

Preview: Thursday 29 August 6 – 9pm

An exhibition of artists’ responses to the subject of artificiality. Art by its very definition is artificial (from Latin artificialis “of or belonging to art”). Artifice explores this premise from a number of angles. Included are themes of masks and disguises, ersatz artefacts, online personas, ambiguous reproductions, synthetic bodies and geographical features, places abandoned by nature, and the role of religion in a scientific age.

featuring artists:
Lisa Denyer, Jack Doyle, David Hancock, Jonathan David Hughes, Katarzyna Jablonska, John Lynch, Aziza Mills, Holly Rowan Hesson, Claire Tindale, Michelle Topping, Richard Ward, Warp & Weft, Dai Williams

http://psmirabel.co.uk/

a3 Negotiated

Cube Gallery
Portland Street
Manchester
M1 6DW


20 - 25 Sept
Preview 20 Sept 2013
6.00 - 9.00pm

'Its disposition in space possesses a geometrical description as determined by its external boundary- abstracting from location and orientation in space, size and other properties such as colour, content and material composition.'

Stacey Coughlin
Cheryl Ann Dawson
Thomas Evans &
Rebecca Rogers
Clara Walsh &
Sharon Walsh

http://www.cube.org.uk/

Northern Art Carbooty

Bassment, 1 Primrose Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AQ

Sunday 25th August
12-5pm

A car boot with a twist, Northern Art Carbooty artists, some represented, will be challenged to make available their work through an easily recognisable platform and allow the public to acquire items and access services at rock bottom prices, perhaps even for free.

Common Ground Collective have a stall presenting ‘Produce’, a collection of artworks and edible treats, in response to our relationship with food and where it comes from. Featuring members of the collective:- Claire Tindale, Tracey Eastham, Elizabeth Wewiora and Tasha Whittle.

http://carbootymcr.tumblr.com/
@carbootymcr

Bankley OPEN CALL 2013 - Submissions

16 August 2013

The Bankley Open Call 2013 is our first annual open exhibition inviting contemporary artists of any age or experience living within the UK, and working in any 2D media, video, or sculpture, to participate and be in with a chance of winning our first prize of £500 and a solo show at Bankley Gallery. We also have a fantastic second prize of £200 vouchers to spend at Fred Aldous, Manchester.

Our prizes will be judged by an impressive panel:

Mark Kennard - Director of Bureau Gallery, Manchester
Sophia Crilly - Director and Curator of Bureau Gallery, Manchester Mary Griffiths - Curator of Modern Art at Whitworth Gallery, Manchester Katy Saide - Owner of Trove, Levenshulme, Manchester

SUBMISSION DATE: 16TH AUGUST, 2013
ENTRY FEE: £10


SUBMISSION DATE: 16TH AUGUST, 2013 --- Exhibition starts from 4th Oct with PV and Awards ceremony. Then Thursday - Sunday, 12-4pm until 25th Oct, 2013

HOT-ONE-HUNDRED

Schwartz Gallery
London

Private view: Wednesday 17th July 6 -10 p.m
Exhibition dates: 17/07/13 – 03/08/13
Summer Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 p.m
First Thursdays late opening: Thursday 1st August, 6 – 9 pm


HOT-ONE-HUNDRED is a show of 100 emerging contemporary artists based in the U.K. One artist will be offered a solo show at Schwartz Gallery at the end of 2013 at the end of the exhibition. Following an Open Call format the 100 artists and the subsequent solo-show artist will be selected by Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos, artist-curators of Schwartz Gallery, one of the largest and longest-running of the current crop of artist-run spaces in London. A reference to ranking systems seen in late-night popular music T.V programmes and art world power lists the exhibition creates a ‘HOT-ONE-HUNDRED moment’ in the emerging U.K contemporary art scene offering up a very real opportunity for a solo show in the gallery. Playfully mimicking the creation of power lists in the worlds of art, entertainment and business HOT-ONE-HUNDRED satirises this ‘heat’ phenomenon while simultaneously becoming an agent for its proliferation.

Conceived and curated by Ismail Erbil & Patrick Michalopoulos

Bankley artist, Claire Tindale is one of those featured in the exhibition, visit website for the full list.

Schwartz Gallery, 92 White Post Lane, Ground floor, Building 2, London, E9 5EN
www.schwartzgallery.co.uk

Bankley has expanded - sort of!

We had been invited by the Levenshulme Art Action Group to paint one of the temporary 8 shop designs on hoardings on the A6 in Levenshulme.

The theme was inspired by a gallery space filled with people for a preview event, with member's art work in the window. Information and a map is also pointing people to the studios just down the road.

Other local artists have done shop designs filled with sweets, flowers, fish, shops from the past, the A6 road, Hats for Cats and a design inspired by the Grand cinema which used to stand on that spot.

Artists involved in Bankley's Gallery Shop:

Clair Graubner
Marnie Matthews
Philip Kennedy
Stacey Coughlin

If Not Here Where

FletcherMossArtGallery
Didsbury Parsonage

Monday 8th July – Sunday 21st July 12.00 -4.00pm
Preview: Sunday 7th July 1.00 - 5.00pm

As the Manchester International Festival descends upon the city centre, in the leafy suburbs of Didsbury a smaller but no less significant event unfolds. 'If Not Here Where', is a contemporary art exhibition with a difference. In the walled garden of Didsbury Parsonage, perhaps Manchester's best kept secret, a Garden Party in conjunction with Didsbury Parsonage Trust and Friends of Fletcher Moss Park and Parsonage Gardens, launches the event on July 7th. If Not Here...Where else would you wish to be? Art celebrating life.

http://fletchermossartgallery.wordpress.com

FletcherMossArtGallery
Didsbury Parsonage
Didsbury Parsonage Trust,
Stenner Lane,
Didsbury.
M20 2RQ

Fantasista

‘The Playmaker’
An Exhibition of Football in Contemporary Art

Thurs 11- Sat 13 July, 10am - 6pm - Sun 14 July 10am-5pm
PRESS PREVIEW: Thurs 11 July 5.30 - 6.30pm
OPENING NIGHT: Thurs 11 July 6.30 – 10pm

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, Waterloo, London SE1 8TJ

QUIET BRITISH ACCENT | SIR PETER BLAKE | STANLEY CHOW | JEANNETTE EHLERS | THOMAS GODDARD | VICTORIA HALL | HAARALA HAMILTON | PHILIP KENNEDY | PRAVDOLIUB IVANOV | MOIRA LOVELL | OTTO LI | ZORAN LUCIC | JACOPO MAINO | DAVE MERREL | EZEQUIEL SURANYI | RICHARD SWARBRICK | PHILIP WATKINS | STEVE WELSH


Seemingly worlds apart, the domains of art and football rarely have a chance to collide. ‘Fantasista’ aims to explore some of the similarities between these apparently disparate realms. Most striking is the inexplicable and unrelenting passion, bordering on obsession; followers have for these respective worlds. Most interesting of all is this unwaning passion often without tangible reward for the majority of players, fans, artists and art lovers who indulge their passions.


Much like the art world, football can seem as a closed club to many, the inflated salary of the premiership footballer comparable to the astronomical prices of deceased and living artists at auction houses are luxuries most find it difficult to relate to. But for artists and footballers alike great struggles, skill and sacrifice precede any success, and for many who dedicate their lives to either discipline tangible rewards are rarely seen at all.

Fantasista is the brainchild of Richard Swarbrick, animator and football fanatic, whose signature style highlights the poetry of football, and explores the relationship between sport and art on a wider scale. Swarbrick has teamed up with Hotspur & Argyle and Bearspace to deliver a dynamic event, which aims to promote this little explored but highly productive symbiosis.

www.fantasista.co.uk

Co-ops 2020 Educational Visit to Bankley Studios

Friday 5th July 2013
2.00 - 4.00pm

Come and have a tour around Bankley Studios & Gallery to see how a co-operative runs...

Interested in finding out more about co-operatives and social enterprises in Greater Manchester?
Want to attend visits, but need your travel costs paid?

Co-operatives2020 are offering a series of FREE visits in Greater Manchester to celebrate Co-operatives Fortnight! Find out more about co-operative and enterprising ways of working in diverse sectors – including the arts, food, environment, retail and workspaces. Be inspired by positive, practical solutions, gain knowledge, meet the hosts and show your support for the local economy!

Visits are for adults (aged 18 and over) with an interest in co-operative and social enterprise methods of working together to create social and environmental change.

HOW TO BOOK
Individuals and small groups are welcome to book. To book your place, complete the booking form below and return as soon as possible. Places are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. An invite (with full venue address and advice on how to claim travel) will then be emailed to you. Deadline for all bookings: Monday 17 June.

If you need more information or have any questions about the visits, please contact Co-ops 2020 on 0161 4480788 / cooperatives2020@gmail.com

Booking Form:
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/ace225bef7a8785a61dd49d9d/files/Co_ops2020_EV_booking_form_2013.doc

Bankley Studios Exhibition @ Inspire

Opening 5 April 2013

Inspire
747 Stockport Road
Levenshulme
M19 3AR

An exhibition of work from artists in residence at Bankley Studios & Gallery.

Hannah Brown
Stacey Coughlin
Philip Kennedy


www.lev-inspire.co.uk

From The Ground Up - Solo Exhibition at The Cornerhouse

Clair Graubner
18 April - 28 May 2013
Cornerhouse Manchester

First solo exhibition of current works to be held in the prestigious Cornerhouse art gallery, Manchester.

www.cornerhouse.org/art/art-exhibitions/clair-graubner-from-the-ground-up

Vacant 2: Sacred Trinity Church

Vacant is a Fine Art collective who will exhibit in and around Manchester and beyond: next event is at:

VACANT 2 : Sacred Trinity.

Exhibition at the Sacred Trinity Church.

Date : 18th - 20th April 2013

Preview Night : 18th April 2012 Time : 6 - 9 pm

Address:
Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel St, Salford M3 5DW

http://itisvacant.blogspot.co.uk/
itisvacant@gmail.com
http://mcsharryjames.wordpress.com/

Little Northern Christmas Fair

Saturday 8th December 2012 10-5pm
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

From the organisers of the award-winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair comes the Little Northern Christmas Fair. Over 40 selected designer makers and artists selling a range of gifts for Christmas, from unique jewellery and fashion accessories to beautiful things for the home.

Exhibitors include Lucy Harvey, who will be selling pieces from her found object jewellery collection, and Paul Reid, ceramics.

http://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/

www.facebook.com/events/568588763157781/

If it can be Co-operative, it will be Co-operative

5 December 2012
Rochdale Pioneers Museum
31 Toad Lane
Rochdale OL12 0NU

Organised by Co-operatives North West, this is an event for any co-operatives in the region to find out about what other organisations are doing and how links could be made between co-operatives.

For more information:
http://www.uk.coop/event/if-it-can-be-co-operative-it-will-be-co-operative

The Division of Power

16 November - 25 November 2012
Fletcher Moss Art Gallery, Didsbury

Institute of Temporary Art

Several Bankley Studio members are displaying work at Didsbury Parsonage.

Institute of Temporary Art presents Fletcer Moss Art Gallery with the Div/sion of Power, an exhibition which, focuses on the structures of curatorial practice placing the artist, curator, institution and audience under examination.

Supported by the Didsbury Parsonage Trust under the curatorial direction of Higgins and Renshaw, Director of iota John Lynch with present work by artists practicing in the North of England.

http://iotart.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/InstituteOfTemporaryArt

http://didsburyparsonagetrust.org.uk/

Ceramics at Manchester Christmas Markets

20 - 23 November 2012
Brazennose Street, Manchester

Vanessa Denvir will be selling her gorgeous ceramics at this year's Christmas Markets.

She will be at the Start in Salford Shed supporting mental health arts.


http://www.facebook.com/StartCreative

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/directory_record/57575/christmas_at_brazennose_street/category/676/christmas_markets

Patrick Procktor Art and Life

An exhibition of works by Patrick Procktor RA (1936-2003) at Huddersfield Art Gallery.
Curated by Ian Massey

This is the first museum show of the artist's work since his death, and is mounted in three rooms. The first and largest contains over twenty works on canvas, including large-scale works from the Sixties and Seventies, the second is of watercolours (portraits of Jimi Hendrix, Ossie Clark, Derek Jarman etc, plus landscapes and still life); whilst the third room contains a selection of Procktor's prints, documentary photographs and works by artists with whom he was associated (Keith Vaughan, Mario Dubksy, etc).

Admission is free.

http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/eventdetails.asp?evDtID=103395&evID=15783

ImagiNation Art Workshop

Sat 27th October 2012
12.30 – 3.30pm

At Bankley Studios and Gallery

Welcome to the land of creativity and inspiration!

Come and join us to make a temporary glimpse of a magical world of all things arty. Help us plant a fantastical forest and bring your own cardboard boxes etc. to build a gigantic landscape of recycled materials.

FREE (Donations welcome towards cost of materials)
Suitable for ages 3 upwards

For more information, contact:
stacey@sams-art.co.uk

As part of Levenshulme Festival: www.levenshulmefestival.co.uk

ARThletic Art Awards

As part of the festivities for the Torch Procession, we are organising an art competition and workshop. Anyone is welcome to enter and win special arty prizes - and it's free!

The competition is to...
Design a medal or trophy for an imaginary game/race

Entries can be posted at several 'drop-off points' around Levenshulme:
Trove
Antiques Village
Levenshulme Library
POD Deli
Isis Cafe
Inspire

Deadline for Entries 4.30pm on Saturday 23rd June 2012

The competition will be judged by Bankley Artists and our local torch bearer Brenda Harkin!

All the entries will be displayed on the Village Green for the procession at 8.00am on Sunday 24th June, where there will also be an art workshop in the morning.

The best idea and way of representing it will be the winner.

Winners will be announced 8.30am on
Sunday 24th June – after the torch has passed.

For more information, visit:
www.sams-art.co.uk/artawards

Exhibition @ Inspire

23 April - 3 June 2012

Inspire
747 Stockport Road
Levenshulme
M19 3AR


An exhibition of work from artists in residence at Bankley Studios & Gallery.

Andy Broadey
Hannah Brown
Stacey Coughlin
Philip Kennedy
Marnie Matthews

www.lev-inspire.co.uk

S1 Salon 2012

S1 Artspace

29th of March 2012, 6.30 - 8.30pm: Menagerie presented by Linder
5th of April 2012, 6.30 - 8.30pm: Tipping Point presented by Lisa Le Feuvre
12th of April 2012, 6.30 - 8.30pm: Ode to the Flâneur presented by Ben Rivers

Now in its sixth year, the S1 SALON returns with a new season of artists' film & video screenings, selected from an international open call. This year's salon has been chosen by guest selectors,Linder (artist), Lisa Le Feuvre (Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds), and Ben Rivers (artist), who will each present one of the salon screenings along with a personal selection of film and video.

S1 Artspace will host three separate salon screenings of work by national and international artists throughout March and April 2012. Each screening is divided into two parts; Part One presents a selection of films from the open call, and Part Two, a personal selection of film and video from each of the guest selectors. Each screening will be introduced by one of the guest selectors.


Works by Jenny Baines | Francesca Banchelli | Oliver Bancroft | Jenn Berger | Sara Bjarland | Laura Buckley | Lindsay Foster | Robert Foster | Daniel Jacoby | Hyewon Kwon | Alex Pearl | Bruno Ramos | Jessica Sarah Rinland | Daniel Shanken

Free Entry
Drink Available

Party Time Returns!

Sunday 1st April 2012
6-9pm

Antwerp Mansion
Rusholme Grove
Curry Mile
M14 5AG

An exhibition of new work from graduates, and young artists, based in Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham:

Hannah Biggs, Jodie Cheung, Ben Connell, Robert Foster, James Knowles, Kate Laverty,
Chris O'Neill, Jake Tibbits, Tome Valentine, William Whittle, Samuel Wild.

For more information visit:
www.partytimeexhibitions.blogspot.com

Or email:
partytimeexhibitions@yahoo.com

Life Drawing Classes

Body Positive North West, 39 Russell Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8DH

Autumn 2011

Thursday 25th Aug: 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 29th Sept: 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 27th Oct: 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 24th Nov: 7pm-9pm

Self directed life drawing evening for all who wish to develop their life drawing.

£5.00 per person per evening. Please bring all your own materials.

For further details please contact: mcsharryjames@yahoo.co.uk
Or Telephone:BPNW: 01618822200

All profits donated to BPNW: Support your local community.

ARTY-Lympics

Sat 22 October 2011
12.30 - 3.00pm

Art Workshop At Inspire
As part of Levenshulme Festival

Come and have a go at arty games.
Try your skill at ’Paints and Rulers’, ‘Drawing Draughts’ and try making your own family game.

Play against your friends and family in creative competition!
By Stacey Coughlin from Bankley Studios & Gallery

Donations
£ 1.00 Child
£ 2.00 Adult
£ 4.00 Family

At
Inspire
747 Stockport Road
Levenshulme
M19 3AR


For more information contact Stacey:
stacey@sams-art.co.uk

www.levenshulmefestival.co.uk

Out and About Levenshule Exhibitions

Throughout September

To promote links with the Open Studios and local businesses we are exhibiting work at various venues across Levenshulme throughout September…

Valerie Clarke
at Inspire
747 Stockport Road Levenshulme
www.lev-inspire.org.uk


Stacey Coughlin
at POD
30 Albert Road Levenshulme
www.pod-deli.co.uk


Marnie Matthews, Carolyn Curtis-Magri, Philip Kennedy and Gary James Williams
at Isis Café
910 Stockport Road Levenshulme


James McSharry and Stacey Coughlin
at Union Inn
845 Stockport Road Levenshulme

Military Pride

Salford Museum and Art Gallery
The Crescent, Salford, M5 3WU

2 April - 31 August 2011

An intimate and powerful collection of stories revealing the experiences of LGBT communities within the context of war and military service

Meet the Curator
Friday 26 August 2.00pm
FREE

Join James McSharry, co-curator of Military Pride, to celebrate the contributions of LGBT communities in the armed services.

Life Drawing Class in Whalley Range

Life Drawing Class

Body Positive North West,39 Russell Road. Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8DH

Thursday 26th May: 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 30th June: 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 28th July: 7pm - 9pm

Self directed life drawing evening for all who wish to develop their life drawing

£5.00 per person per evening. Please bring all your own materials.


For further details please contact: mcsharryjames@yahoo.co.uk

The Windows Project

An exhibition of the work at the Nexus Art Cafe on Dale Street in Manchester.
12 May - 12 July 2011

The Windows Project
Carolyn Curtis Magri
Charlie Ryder
Andrea Cotton


The next exhibition in The Windows Project is opening at Nexus Art Cafe from 7.00 pm on Thursday 12th May and runs until July 12th. A new artist has joined the project - Andrea Cotton - with work based on objects found in the prison environment. My own work continues to be informed by what effect institutionalisation has on the individual's identity in such an environment.

On June 24th, there will also be an evening of performance, poetry etc. with a slightly humourous stance, called The Bright Club. You can access what all this is about on the Nexus Art Cafe website. The theme for this event is 'obsession'.

Carolyn Curtis Magri

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

At Spinningfields

22 October - 24 October 2010

Cutting edge contemporary craft to buy direct from over 150 designer makers in ceramics, glass, jewellery, interior and fashion textiles, wood, silver, leather and more.

Please visit the website for further details:
www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk

Creative Cityscape

At Bankley Studios and Gallery

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

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.

For more information:
Email: info@bankley.org.uk
Phone: 0161 256 4143

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

The Arc Poet-Tree Exhibition

The Arc Community Gallery, Greg Street, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7BR

24 April - 18 June

Arc (Arts for Recovery in the Community) a multi-arts, multi-skilled community organisation which explores the links between creativity, mental health and wellbeing.

The Arc Community Gallery has been open since October 2008 and has a regular programme of exhibitions, events and sales of work by artists from the Arc community – artist members and volunteers as well as those who have worked with us in the past.

The Poet-Tree is a participatory art installation, a sculpture, a poem, a living work of art.

Since Oct 2009 colleges, schools, community groups and artists have participated, generating original artwork on the themes of growth, health, happiness and nature.

Members of Bankley were involved in a workshop to create artwork for this exhibition.

For more information : www.artsforrecovery.com

Picture This

An exhibition of new paintings by Jane Morley at Oddest Bar, Chorlton.

Preview: Thursday 27th May 7.00pm - 9.00pm.
Exhibition: 6th May - 10th June 2010

Part of Chorlton Arts Festival 2010 : www.chorltonartsfestival.com

Oddest Bar 414-416 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0SD www.oddestbar.co.uk

These Streets

Sophie Nixon

Arison Gallery, Chorlton, Manchester

Exhibition continues until 15 August 2009

Preview: Monday 6 July, 6 - 9 pm

More information: www.arisongallery.ning.com