Horace Lindezey & Eamonn Canniffe: Manchester Memories

23 November 2023 / 6:30 - 8pm

This is an in person event at Castlefield Gallery
£2 / limited free tickets for anyone on a low-income and for Castlefield Gallery Associates
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Join us for an evening of stories and reflection of a childhood in Manchester, and the way that the city has changed and developed for the people that live here. 

Horace Lindezey will debut a new sound work, made in collaboration with Castlefield Gallery, sharing his memories of growing up in Manchester and the music that has soundtracked his life. From Ancoats, The Crescent in Hulme, to his residence of almost five decades in Moss Side, the work is an homage to Horace’s parents, siblings and the people in his local community. This will be followed by a talk by architect and lecturer Eamonn Canniffe on Manchester’s rapid development over the past 50 years. 

The evening will end with an audience Q&A with both Horace and Eamonn. 

Horace Lindezey has been a practising artist for over 30 years. He is a skilled illustrator, textile artist, sculptor and ceramicist. Lindezey has always had a fascination with weddings, christenings and funerals, he refers to them as, ‘special occasional days’. He enjoys getting dressed up in a suit and tie and owns eight suits, all of which have a story about where they were bought, by whom and for what occasions. Much of his work in recent years has explored these themes with the main focus being on weddings and in particular wedding dresses, which he has made in fabric and then dipped in porcelain. This itself has been like a ceremony with Lindezey reciting the words of wedding ceremonies he has been to whilst making. Horace’s work has been exhibited all over the country including; The Gallery of Everything (London), The Lowry (Salford), The Portico Library (Manchester), FRIEZE (London) and TJ Boulting (London). 

Eamonn Canniffe leads the MA Architecture + Urbanism at the Manchester School of Architecture. He was born in Manchester in 1960 and was educated in Architecture at Cambridge and Harvard Universities. In 1996 he held a Rome Scholarship in the Fine Arts at the British School at Rome. Between 1986 and 1998 he taught at the University of Manchester School of Architecture, and between 1998 and 2006 at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture. He is the author of ‘Urban Ethic: Design in the Contemporary City’ (Routledge 2006) and ‘The Politics of the Piazza: the history and meaning of the Italian square’ (Ashgate 2008), which he presented at the De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies at Harvard University in 2009. He is co-author (with Tom Jefferies) of ‘Manchester Architecture Guide’ (1999) and (with Peter Blundell Jones) of ‘Modern Architecture through Case Studies 1945-1990’ (Architectural Press 2007). 

Image: View between Robert Adam Crescent and William Kent Crescent (to left) 1976 © Visual Resources at MMU