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Current Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

John Moores Painting Prize 2018

Bankley member Joe O'Rourke is one of five prize-winning finalists nominated to win the John Moores Painting Prize, with his painting 'GIANTS'.

The John Moores Painting Prize 2018 exhibition will take place between 14 July - 18 November 2018. The gallery is open Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm.

First held in 1957, the John Moores Painting Prize is the UK's best-known painting competition and is named after Sir John Moores (1896-1993), the sponsor of the prize. The competition culminates in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery every two years, which forms a key strand of the Liverpool Biennial.

The name of the first prize winning artist for John Moores Painting Prize 2018 will be announced on Thursday 12 July.

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/jm2018/artist-list.aspx


Walker Art Gallery
William Brown Street
Liverpool
L3 8EL

Techne

Artists: Roxana Allison, Tyrone Anderson, Mario Popham

Preview: 21st July 2018
Exhibition until: 12th August 2018
Open Thursday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

An exhibition of recent work by the photographic technicians at The University of Bolton.
The word ‘techne’ is the term given by ancient Greeks to the practice of making and doing, as opposed to ‘episteme’ which is related to knowing. In their guise as technicians, it is the making and doing and the promotion of craft and skill that defines their role. These skills that have been honed over years are regularly put into the service of their own creative concerns. This exhibition showcases their personal photographic
endeavours that are wide-ranging and ambitious in scope.

Bankley member Roxana Allison will be showcasing part of her series Operation Jurassic. A photographic collaboration between brother and sister Pablo and Roxana Allison, Operation Jurassic explores the emotional journey leading up to and after Pablo’s imprisonment, revealing personal moments and emotions. The compilation of legal documentation, paperwork, letters, drawings, diaries and photographs provide the viewer with an intimate approach of the process whilst reflecting on issues of freedom of
expression and the criminal justice system in the United Kingdom.

eo:studios is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation based in Bolton, founded to aid the development of creative practitioners.

www.neoartists.co.uk

neo:gallery23
The Market Place
Bolton
BL1 2AL

Tracing Paper 2018

Iain Andrews / David Armes / Oliver Binnian / Jack Brown / Niki Colclough / Tina Dempsey / William Hughes / Ruth Murray / David Penny / Ruby Tingle

Exhibition dates: 30 June – 11 August 2018
Private View: Friday 29 June 2018, 6-9pm

Tracing PAPER is culmination PAPER's mentoring scheme in a group show exploring coming of age, meditative miniatures, hair prints on bus windows, Google Earth, filing systems, nightmare figures and studio leftovers. After ten months on the Tracing PAPER mentoring scheme, ten artists from the North West will exhibit brand new works based on paper at PAPER. Each artist will present work developed throughout the period of the mentoring scheme. Tracing PAPER is supported through Arts Council of England’s Grants For the Arts scheme.

For more information click here: www.paper-gallery.co.uk/tracing-paper-2018

Twice as Nice

Bankley members Paul Dodgson, Axel Bottenberg, David Lunt, and Joe O'Rourke are exhibiting two works each in Twice as Nice at PS Mirabel.

30th June - 11th August 2018
Open Saturdays 11-5pm

PV 29th June 6-9pm

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://www.psmirabel.co.uk/index.html

Previous Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

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