19 November 2003 — 23 November 2003

ARTIST RUN – An Invitation to View Manchester’s Artist Run Studios and Galleries.

Grab Your Trainers,

Pace Yourself,

Drink plenty of water!

Co-ordinated by the Castlefield Gallery, the oldest artist-run exhibition space in Manchester, the 19th – 23rd November will see the North West art community come together for a series of events and open studios. The activities include: The annual open studios of ROGUE and MASA, respectively the largest and longest running studios in Manchester and an open day by Bankley, the hidden gem of Levenshulme; short run exhibitions in alternative venues by emerging artist/curators Dawn Woolley & James Moore and the transient gallery twoeightone; solo exhibitions in gallery/studio venues by Darren Nixon and Jonathan Trayner. The week will be rounded of by a ‘Gallery Run’ of International 3, Floating IP and Castlefield Gallery; Manchester’s three permanent artist-run venues, with the artists who run them on hand to answer any questions.


Preview – Wednesday 19th November from 6 – 8pm

“Show Home” curated by Dawn Woolley & James Moore

Artists: Andrew Bracey, Semloh Bbew, Sophia Crilly, Sarah Forrester, Oriana Fox, Maria Garton, Jane Griffiths, Janet Griffiths, Paul Harfleet, E T P Hathaway, James Hutchinson, Kwong Lee, Angie McVeigh, James Moore, Daniel O’ Reilly, Geoff Parr, Nicola Siddons, Kin Wah Tsang, Nick Vaughan, Helen Ward, Dawn Woolley.

Timber Wharf Penthouse, 16 – 22 Worsley Street, Castlefield, Manchester. M15 4LD

Open Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun 12 – 6pm

For more details contact Dawn Woolley on 07790015340 or

Preview – Thursday 20th November from 6 – 11pm

“281 @ The Great Northern”

Artists include: Adam Cadwell, Jo Clements, Sophia Crilly, Damian Cruikshank, Mike Dawson, Joe Devlin, Oliver East, Benjamin Gwilliam, Elizabeth Gwilliam, Sam Hull, Nick Jordan, Steve Hunt, Sarah Marsh, Angie Mcveigh, James Nesfield, Lee Patterson, Lisa Sherman and Dawn Woolley.

The Great Northern Building, Deansgate, Manchester. M3 4EN
Open Fri / Sat / Sun 12 – 6pm

twoeightone is a non-profit, artist led organisation which specialise in promoting and exhibiting innovative, context specific and collaborative artwork by emerging and established artists. Based in Greater Manchester, twoeightone consists of Chris Bailkoski, Jo Ball, Nick Bowden, Maria Garton, Rachael Kearney and Ian Williams, all of whom are visual artists working across various media.

For more details contact Chris Bailkoski or Nick Bowden at:

Preview – Friday 21st November from 6 – 8pm

“MASA Open Studio”

Work by: Alan Birch, Ben Cook, Rick Copsey, Paul Cordwell, Nick Jordan, Michelle Leigh, Bill Longshaw, Sheila Meeks, Martin Murrey, Danny Sheehan, Rebecca Sitar, Liam Spencer.

MASA Artists Studios, 2nd Floor, Ferguson House, 11 Blackfriars Road, Salford. M3 7AG

Open Sat 11am – 5pm / Sun 11am – 4pm

For further details tel: 0161 832 3361

Preview – Friday 21st November from 6 – 8pm

“COW LANE Open Studio”

Work by: James Bloomfield, Janet Burns, Esther Chambers, Marcia Collins, Phil Davis, John Edgars, Andrew Fear, Maria Garton, Benjamin Gwilliam, Gina Hopmans, Sam Hull, Adela Jones, Stevie Kandel, Karen Heald, Rachel Kearney, Ian McKay, Fiona Moate, Craig Need, Steve Neild, Sally Turner, Joanna Westley, Emma Yates

Cow Lane Studios, Cow Lane, Casket Works, Salford. M5

Open Friday 6 – 8/9pm

For further details:,

Preview – Friday 21st November from 5pm – 8pm

“Suite Open Studios”

Artists: Jonathan Carson, Anne Charnock, Fiona Curran, Bernard Georgeson, Astrid Greenberry, Janet Griffiths, Lesley Halliwell, Paul Horne, Helen Knowles, Pamela Lane-Smith, Susie Macmurray, Rosie Miller, Ruth Moilliet, John Murray.

Suite Studio Group are holding their first Open Studios at their new location at Casket Works in Cow Lane, Salford. This event follows the successful “Suite on Ice” exhibition held last December. Work ranges from photographic to installation, painting to sculpture and various hybrids. We are located in the same building as J Cocker, tinsmith, and next door to Cow Lane Studios. Plenty of parking.

Suite Open Studios continue Saturday 22nd November – Monday 24th November 11am – 4pm
Suite, Casket Works, Ground Floor, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4WN
Contact Fiona Curran 07814 479783 or 0161 224 5176

Preview – Saturday 22nd November from 6 – 8pm

“ROGUE Open Studio”

Work by: David Alker, Judith Atkin, John Blenkinsopp, Alan Buckingham, Andrew Burran, Louise Byrne, Margaret Cahill, Jan Chlebik, Gordon Connell, Mike Dawson, Richard Diggle, Abraham Emajero, Sarah Fineman, Howard Fisher, Sue Fox, David Gledhill, Jane Griffiths, John Hamilton, Jo Harrison, Dean Hughes, Hilary Jack, Peter Jones, Mark Kennard, Laurence Lane, David Mackintosh, Petra McCarthy, Geoff Molyneux, Martin Nash, Michelle Nriaper, Jen Orpin, Helen Plaumer, Magnus Quaife, Philip Rowe, Darren Tolliday, Jacqueline Wylie.

Rogue Studios, Crusader Mill, 66 Chapeltown Street, Ancoats, Manchester. M1 2WH

Open Sat 11 am – 6pm / Sun 12 – 4pm

For further details tel: 0161 273 7492

Saturday 22nd November from 12 – 5pm


Warsaw Projects is committed to building upon the strength and diversity of artists working in the region, by providing emerging artists with exhibition opportunities.

Darren Nixon ‘You Know Who I Am’
The 22nd is the last day of this exhibition and gives visitors a chance to meet the artist.

Warsaw Project Space, 34 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5DG

Open 3rd October – 22nd November – Fri/Sat 12-5pm other times by appointment

For further details tel: 0161 832 3361

Saturday 22nd November from 12 – 7pm (‘meet and greet’ drinks between 5 and 7pm)

‘BANKLEY Open Studio’

John Rimmer, Debbie Connor, David Lamb, Philip Kennedy, Maeve O‚Connor, Tania Bond, Choel Cartwright, Phil Constable, Paul Stanley, Claire Tindale, Graham Rowland, Bashir Makhoul, Nic Ridehalgh, James Walker-Sherriff, Dave Sheard, Adele White, Carolyn Curtis Magri, Emma Long, Mary Harrison, Maggie Ayliffe, Brendan Fletcher, Linda Adams, Angie Tarbatt, Simon Naish, Alyson Wild, Andrew Chiu, Valerie Clarke, Gary Williams, Jessica Morris, Emma Caress, Franziska Smolarek, Max Doig, Paul Morin, Jane Morley, Paula Carley

Bankley Gallery is an artist led space situated away from the city centre within a thriving complex of artists’ studios. The gallery supports recent graduates and also offers more established artists a space to experiment in.
During the open studio Jonathan Trayner’s exhibition ‘How to Get to Bankley’ will be showing in the gallery space.

Bankley Studios, Bankley Street, (off A6, Stockport Rd), Levenshulme, Manchester,

For further details contact: Tania Bond, Exhibitions Officer, T: 0161 256 4143 E:

Gallery Run – Sunday 23rd November from 1 – 6pm

Floating ip

floating ip is a gallery space situated in the basement of an architect’s office in Ancoats, Manchester. Through this is run two parallel exhibition programmes in the project space and the plan chest. Run by artists Dave Beech, Graham Parker, Rachel Goodyear and James Hutchinson it has been established as a long term space for innovative practice and research, with an emphasis on archiving some of the best Manchester art practice alongside significant projects by international peers.

In its original usage the term ‘floating ip’ referred to internet service providers’ supply of local phone numbers for international cities, so that their clients would be able to access the internet from portable computers at local call rates – a moment of genuine local agency amidst the generic experience of international travel. Through building up a programme of national, local and international projects with a stated ambition of ongoing collaboration with remote artists and organisations alongside a physical, video and online archive of artists and writers passing through Manchester, floating ip aims to be one of the venues that anyone wishing to understand the flavour of practice and ideas within the city should include on their itinerary.

Laura Bruce will be exhibiting in the space from November 5th. The show will feature a landscape built out of second hand clothes and new videos.

Floating ip, 8 Loom Street, Manchester.

Open Sunday 23rd November, 1 – 6pm

For further details contact 07890 497422 or visit

Gallery Run – Sunday 23rd November from 1 – 6pm

“International 3”

The International 3, 8 Fairfield Street, Manchester. M1 3GF

Open Sunday 23rd November, 1 – 6pm

Gallery Run – Sunday 23rd November from 1 – 6pm

Closing Gala – Drinks 6 – 8pm

“Castlefield Gallery”

Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Knott Mill, Manchester. M15 4GB

Open Sunday 23rd November 1 – 8pm

Opening Hours Wednesday to Sunday, 1 – 6pm, Thursday 1 – 8pm

Sunday 23rd November, 8.30 – 10.30pm – More Drinks

The Temple, 100 Great Bridgewater Street

“This World Can’t Stand Long” – Nick Jordan

In relation to his exhibition “Hank Williams Setting The Woods On Fire”, at The All Year Round Club, Nick Jordan presents: This World Can’t Stand Long – a collection of vintage blues and various cognates – kith and kin thereof. Including, but not limited to: jump blues, Hawaiian slack key, hillbilly, Western swing and so forth.

This limited edition disk will be given away free on the night. Subject to demand and availability.