Castlefield Gallery at The Manchester Contemporary 2012

28 September 2012 — 30 September 2012

Castlefield Gallery is once again pleased to be a partner of The Manchester Contemporary where we will be presenting work by two Manchester based artists Bartosz Beda and Lindsey Bull.

Now in its fourth year The Manchester Contemporary art fair curated by The International 3 has established itself as a regular feature in the Manchester calendar. With exhibitors from the UK and Europe, within the UK The Manchester Contemporary provides the only gathering of such high-calibre, world-class contemporary art galleries and exhibitors outside London.

The Manchester Contemporary art fair continues at Quay House, Sprinningfields from Fri 28 to Sun 30 Sept.  Plus on Fri 28 Sep, 12:30 – 1pm Castlefield Gallery’s Deputy Director, Clarissa Corfe will be talking about the gallery’s future exhibition programme. For more information about the fair, the talks & tours programme and to register for weekend tickets visit

Bartosz Beda lives and works in Manchester.  Beda graduated in 2011 from Manchester School of Art with a BA in Fine Art and is currently studying towards his MA.   He was shortlisted for New Sensations 2012 and has been awarded a scholarship at Dresden Academy of Arts, Germany which he will undertake from from Oct 2012 to March 2013.  Working in oil on canvas Beda describes his work as exploring the relation between daily life and human nature. he perceives humanity as a chocolate cake, where beneath the ‘iced’ surface lies those more intriguing and challenging mixtures, with fears and social pathology.  Through the application and process of painting, he cuts a piece of that cake to explore the nature of these problems. Simple yet powerful gestural strokes and mark-making, search and re-investigate solutions to bring these hidden depths to the surface.

Lindsey Bull lives and works in Manchester. Bull graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2001, she went on to gain her Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2007 and in 2009 gained her MA from Chelsea College of Art and Design.  Solo exhibitions include Darkling, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol; Out of the cosmic storm, Transition Gallery, London and Cornerhouse Projects, Cornerhouse, Manchester. She has exhibited in several group exhibitions throughout the UK, Europe and China including the Santorini Biennale 2012, Greece; And Let the Walls Loose, Paradise Mill, Macclesfield; Pulp Fictions, Transition Gallery, London.  Bull’s work is an exploration around reality and illusion. In particular the sensation of a fractured reality; the paintings depict figures within, and enveloped by spaces that feel simultaneously familiar and unreal. The idea of the moment is imperative to the process of making the paintings; they have to create tension in a moment in time.