Castlefield Gallery will be occupying a stand at this year’s The Manchester Contemporary showing the work of Nicola Dale and Jason Thompson.
The second edition of The Manchester Contemporary will open on 29-31 October 2010 at Spinningfields, Manchester. This year’s event has been curated by The International 3 and brings together 13 galleries from around the UK and Europe to show high calibre contemporary art by internationally exhibiting artists and those that are new and emerging. We are delighted as a partner of the event to offer you the chance to get free tickets to the event. Click here – www.themanchestercontemporary.co.uk – to visit the website for all the artist information, timetable for the talks and to register for your ticket.
Opening hours: Fri 29 Oct, 11am-7pm / Sat 30 Oct, 11am-6pm / Sun 31 Oct, 11am-5pm
Location: Spinningfields www.themanchestercontemporary.co.uk
More on: Nicola Dale’s work is produced from discarded or low grade objects such as books and wall paper which she transforms, sculpts and manipulates to fragment or interrogate time. Dale’s work has been included in exhibitions around the UK and Australia. Her work was included in Tate’s artist book collection and she has produced several commissions, most recently with composer Ailis ni Riain for the Liverpool Biennial.
More on: Jason Thompson’s labour intensive paintings are a myriad of formal yet elaborate configurations. Consisting of both opaque and translucent layers of enamel and varnish he simultaneously consigns and reveals previous incarnations of the painting process. Thompson completed a BA and MA in painting at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. His work is currently part of the John Moores Painting Prize 2010 and he was shortlisted for the Swiss Bank Corporation European Painting Prize.