News from Artists at Bankley Studios Manchester

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

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