Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce Preview and Premiere of If this is the last thing I say by Ruth Barker

8 March 2018 / 6:00pm-8:00pm

Previewing on Thursday 8 March (6-8pm); International Women’s Day, and as part of Manchester’s Wonder Women Festival, the exhibition will include newly commissioned work by Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce, including the premiere of the performance If this is the last thing that I say by Ruth Barker at 6:15pm.

Paired by Castlefield Gallery, both women’s practice sees them undertake in-depth research projects with the artists often embedding themselves in communities to explore people and place. New work for this exhibition has been made during 2017 when Castlefield Gallery supported Ruth Barker (Glasgow) and Hannah Leighton-Boyce (Manchester) to undertake research residencies: Leighton-Boyce in Scotland with Glasgow Women’s Library, and Barker in Salford with the University of Salford and University of Salford Art Collection. Over the course of the year Barker and Leighton-Boyce have exchanged many ideas, thoughts and stories, in particular through conversation and letters. New works will premiere at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, before touring in 2019 to Glasgow Women’s Library, and acquisition into the University of Salford Art Collection.

Touring to Glasgow Women’s Library: 1 February – 23 March 2019 (Preview: 31 January 2019)

Co-commissioned with the University of Salford Art Collection. With special thanks to Clarendon Road Primary School.

Special thanks to Castlefield Gallery Patron, James Mycock.

Thanks also to Creative Tourist, G.F Smith and Fred Aldous for their continued support of our main gallery exhibition programme.

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