Extension at New Art Spaces: Wigan

13 March 2021 — 23 May 2021

Artists: Jane Fairhurst, Paddy O’Donnell, Katie Tomlinson, Ian Vines

We hoped that through development of the Obstructions exhibition, the fifteen artists involved would discover new and unexpected aspects of their practices.

Now, several months on, we’re pleased to present Extension, a new exhibition staged in the windows of our New Art Spaces: Wigan that tests this hypothesis.

Checking back in with four of the Obstructions artists, Extension further explores their individual practices and gives them a space to delve deeper into themes from the original Obstructions exhibition.

For some of the artists this has meant building directly on their work from Obstructions, for others it has been more tangential, presenting an opportunity to reappraise other aspects of their practice. All the artists involved have also responded to the window spaces themselves. As a former Marks & Spencer’s store in two locations, one in the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre and one on Standishgate, the ex-display windows offer an opportunity to explore the history of the space and themes around changing retail environments.

Extension will be installed in the window spaces of Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces Wigan, a former Marks & Spencer store (11 Standishgate, Wigan, WN1 1UE) in two locations one facing Standishgate next to Caffe Nero and the other inside the Grand Arcade opposite Costa Coffee. If driving, you can park at the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre – all details including address here.