‘Transient’ – Angie Mcveigh

9 April 2004 — 16 May 2004

Angie Mcveigh undertakes Castlefield Gallery’s first Project Space residency. For the duration of the main exhibition run Mcveigh will use the Project Space as her ‘studio’ producing ‘Transient’ work.

Mcveigh will produce pieces in progress within, onto and around the gallery space; working intuitively with ephemeral and mundane materials, highlighting the overlooked aspects of the gallery environment.

The focus of Mcveigh’s current research and practice is dust. This includes materials found in dust or associated with dust – dirt, hair, thread, fibres, cobwebs, ash, etc. These materials are also used in Mcveigh’s drawings. The drawings evolve through a process of adding and erasing, reflecting the fragile yet enduring quality of the dust and materials used in her practice.

‘Transient’ will begin with Mcveigh observing the busy period between exhibitions. This period (the change over) emphasises the transitional nature of the gallery space.

Mcveigh’s project will document the activities within Castlefield Gallery, observing the removal and addition of artworks, an activity the viewer rarely gets to see.

Mcveigh is currently undertaking a residency at UMIST having completed MA Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2003. Recent exhibitions include ‘Show Home’ at Timber Wharf, Manchester; 281 at the Great Northern; ‘Off The Peg’, Mid-Pennine Gallery (co-curator); ‘Eve of Destruction’, International 3, Manchester; and ‘Dark and Disturbing’, Ove Arup, Manchester.