6 Million Ways of Getting into the Arts: Visual Art

12 February 2013 / 5-8pm

Castlefield Gallery is excited to be working with Quays Culture to programme a series of six presentations that will inspire creative practitioners based in Greater Manchester and beyond.

The series of six 3-hour long events will feature nationally and internationally renowned creative people and organisations from a selection of the most dynamic creative practices including acting, animation, art, moving image, performance and creative writing. Through the presentation of case studies the speakers will highlight some of the many diverse routes to developing careers in these exciting and creative disciplines.

Visual Art

Join us on Tue 12 Feb from 5-8pm at Salford’s creative hub, Islington Mill to hear internationally known visual artist Hew Locke and curator and writer Alessandro Vincentelli discuss their work and the routes their careers have taken.

Hew Locke spent his formative years (1966-1980) in Guyana before returning to the UK to complete an MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1994). Recent works by Locke have been included in the 2011 Folkestone Triennial and the 54th Venice Biennale (2010). In 2012 he will be the lead Artist/Curator for Deptford X.  Locke currently lives and works in London.

Alessandro Vincentelli is Curator of Exhibitions & Research BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, where he has worked for the past 8 years. During this time he developed and curated solo exhibitions with many internationally renowned artists.  In 2011 he worked as co-curator of the Turner Prize when BALTIC hosted the prize.

Free / Booking essential.  Book tickets at eventbrite or phone 0161 832 8034

For further information contact Jennifer Dean, Communications and Audience Development Coordinator at Castlefield Gallery on jennifer@castlefieldgallery.co.uk or on 0161 832 8034

Quays Culture is a new arts programme based out of the Quays/MediaCityUK and aims to attract local and international talent to Greater Manchester audiences. They work with artists that use innovation and creativity for live and digital interactions. The world-class location and partners support a collaborative programme of arts festivals, events, new art works, learning and new fun experiences for all to join in.

Castlefield Gallery would like to thank Programme partners including: BBC North, Eccles Gateway Centre, Islington Mill, IWM North (part of Imperial War Museums), The Lowry, MediaCityUK, the University of Salford, Salford City Council & Trafford Borough Council.

​This Castlefield Gallery/Quays Culture programme is supported by