Peripheral Vision

28 April 2023 — 13 May 2023

Peripheral Vision is an exhibition of objects and records from Castlefield Gallery’s archive, curated, researched and produced by 1st year undergraduate Art History & Curating students from Manchester School of Art at the Manchester Metropolitan University. 

The exhibition is inspired by a quote from Castlefield Gallery’s Artist Patron, Ryan Gander: “Castlefield Gallery is the centre to the periphery, which in my thinking is the best position to work from and where I want to be.” The students have used this idea of ‘the periphery’ as a lens through which to explore the archive; seeing Castlefield Gallery as a space where artists can explore at the margins of art, society, and what it means to be human.

Presented on shelves in the upper gallery space, this project takes place within the Archives at Play 2 exhibition (23 March to 4 June), the second in a two-part series of exhibitions inviting an exciting roster of artists and curators to delve into Castlefield Gallery’s archive. These exhibitions are part of a process of reflection as the gallery approaches its 40th year in 2024 and looks ahead to the future of working with artists.

Peripheral Vision is supported by: