On display in the lower gallery small scale works for sale by two North West artists, selected from Slidex, Castlefield Gallery’s visual library of NW based practitioners.
Felicity Shillingford lives and works in Manchester. The work in this exhibition includes painted wall pieces, constructions and boxed works consisting of collaged elements. Shillingford explores both directly and indirectly the natures of motherhood, childhood and womanhood. The symbolism and multi-layered associations of each piece entice the viewer into a complex personal world.
Sarah Raine lives and works in Liverpool. Her work also consists of boxed constructions, which include found objects and fragments alongside fabricated elements. Intriguing and subtle forms hint at the body and the physical and Raine demonstrates an ability to manipulate subtle ideas and materials.