Members Exhibition

We are pleased to announce the development of our previous Launch Pad programme into the CG Associates Members Exhibition. This will support members in the realisation of ambitious, exciting and timely projects by providing successful applicants with a budget of £2,000 and an exhibition as part of Castlefield Gallery’s main programme. This doubles the budget provided for Launch Pad and extends the exhibition duration by two weeks. More information about Launch Pad can be found in the Launch Pad archive

Members can apply to exhibit as a solo artist or  member of a group/collective, or to curate a solo or group project. In the case of group projects, at least one participating artist or writer or the curator must be a CG Associate. (Nb Castlefield will not curate a group show from individual applications.)

At least one exhibiting artist, or the curator, must be a member of CG Associates for the duration of the application process and the project.

Successful applicants may also want to apply for further funding beyond the £2,000 budget provided by the gallery, and we are open to receiving proposals which include a scaled up version of the project and budget should further fundraising be successful. To encourage members to factor in further fundraising and development activity, we list exhibition dates up to March 2020 below.

2018/19 Members Exhibition
Group show curated by Joe Preston
15 February-10 March 2019

This exhibition was selected  by Castlefield Gallery Curator Matthew Pendergast and curator Dr Je Yun Moon.

Dr Je Yun Moon is a curator and writer from South Korea, currently based in London. She has worked in various areas of art, architecture and performance projects at the Sonje Art Center, Anyang Public Art Project, Venice Architecture Biennale, Nam June Paik Art Center and the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK). In recent years, she has co-curated I Believe My Works are Still Valid: Kim Yong-ik at Spike Island/KCCUK; Dawn Breaks: Jewyo Rhii and Jihyun Jung at the Showroom/KCCUK; and Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive and Lee Bul at the KCCUK. From 2017 to 2018 she has run the visual arts programme of the Korea/UK season, a programme of extensive cultural activities which takes place in the UK, presenting exhibitions, performances, residences and workshops and public art installations of Korean artists.

2019/20 exhibition dates
8 November-1 December 2019
28 February-22 March 2020

Applicants for the CG Associates Members Exhibition should submit:

  • Project proposal (500 words max)
  • Artist info (250 words per artist max)
  • Images: maximum 12, or 4 per artist for group projects
  • Breakdown of the proposed budget (the gallery will provide up to £2,000; artists are welcome to supplement this from other sources.)
  • If appropriate, description of how you will scale up the project if you secure further funding (200 words max plus scaled up budget)

Castlefield Gallery will:

  • loan equipment where possible
  • provide curatorial input as agreed prior to starting the project
  • provide advice where needed on any aspect of the project
  • publicise the exhibition through the gallery’s website, e-newsletter, free listings and social media
  • organise a preview with refreshments
  • provide a budget of up to £2,000 which successful applicants can allocate as appropriate to cover artist fees, materials, documentation, travel expenses etc
  • provide invigilation

Castlefield Gallery expects the selected artists to install and de-install their projects with the support of our technician.

Image: Curio Curia, Marie Jones and Stina Puotinen 2017