The Good Life Book Launch with live performance by Die Kunst

16 February 2013 / 6pm-9pm

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to be launching The Good Life, a new book by artists Emma Rushton & Derek Tyman, and the latest publication from Castlefield Gallery Publications. Join us at the gallery from 6-7pm for the book launch, plus from 7-9pm head over to Lionel Dobie Projects for a live performance by art rock band Die Kunst.

The Good Life documents a project by Rushton & Derek, realised over six months at two sites in the Lake District in 2011.

In association with Lanternhouse Arts Centre, a cabin – a copy of writer Henry David Thoreau’s, was constructed in Miterdale Forest and employed as a dwelling for artists, writers and musicians. A counterpoint to the cabin, The Good Life Stage, occupied a space at Lanternhouse. Painted with quotations by philosophers, writers and typographers it hosted a series of events and talks.

The Good Life book includes resulting works by artists Janet Hodgson, Kwong Lee, David Osbaldeston, Steve Pool and Andy Webster alongside texts by speakers Lynsey Hanley, Virginia Nimarkoh, Edward Skidelsky and essays by Anthony Iles and Andy Abbot. A 4 track CD by Die Kunst playing live on The Good Life Stage is included in the publication.

Book Launch, 6-7pm, Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB

Die Kunst Performance: 7-9pm, Lionel Dobie Projects, 91 Hewitt Street, M15 4GB

FREE / Booking not required

The Good Life is supported by