Levenshulme Manchester :: Open Call 2015 at Bankley Studios

Bankley Open Call

Bankley Open Call 2015

The Bankley Open Call 2015 returns for the third year. The annual open exhibition once again invites 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 £400 and a solo show at Bankley Gallery next year. We also have a second prize of £100 and a month long residency in our project space. There will also be a 'People's Prize' award, with visitors selecting a winner to receive £100 vouchers generously sponsored by Fred Aldous.

For more information on last year's Open Call winner Holly Rowan Hesson, runner-up Matt Davies and the other exhibitors visit www.bankley.wordpress.com

The selection of work and award of prizes will be made by an impressive panel:

Bryony Bond - Curator, The Whitworth
Matthew Pendergast - Programme Manager, Castlefield Gallery
Paul Stanley - Programme and Engagement Coordinator, CFCCA
Holly Rowan Hesson - Artist, winner of Bankley Open Call 2014


Congratulations to the winners:

First Prize: Matt Davies with ‘Tower’

Second Prize: Sarah Blaszczok with ‘Groundwork 1’

The winner of the 'People's Prize' kindly sponsored by Fred Aldous is James Roper with ‘Vertex Transitive 1’.
Thanks to everyone that voted!

Shortlist Announced:

Iain Andrews Baiba Auria Alan Baker Sarah Blaszczok
Axel Bottenberg John Brennan Anne Cresswell Gordon Dalton
Matt Davies Lisa Denyer Paul Dodgson Ness Donnelly
Linda Hemmersbach Phil Hughes Barbara Jones Ellie MacGarry
Ray Martin Darren Nixon Marion Piper Arthur Roberts
James Roper Sharon Shields Jenny Steele Jason Thompson

Key Dates:

Submission deadline: Friday 11th September 2015
Notification of selection: by 22nd September 2015
Delivery of exhibiting art works: 27th September 2015, 12 - 4pm, or by alternative prior agreement
Exhibition Private View and Awards Ceremony: 9th October 2015
Exhibition continues 17th & 18th and 24th & 25th October 2015 12 - 4pm



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