Artists and Universities

29/09/2020 / 18:30-20:30

For Castlefield Gallery Associates Members only For our September Associates session, Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson will look at ways that … Read more

Soft Bodies Private Viewing

26/09/2020 / 12:00pm - 5:15pm

Join us for a private viewing of Castlefield Gallery new exhibition Soft Bodies! As we were not able to hold … Read more

Nicole Prior: Data Rooms

19/09/2020 / 11am - 5:00pm Mon - Sun

We are pleased to announce that Castlefield Gallery Associate Nicole Prior has created a new work to occupy the windows … Read more

Soft Bodies


Soft Bodies will be our reopening exhibition. We are looking forward to welcoming the visitors to the show when we … Read more

Private Viewing

11/12/2009 / 19:00 - 21:00

Parallel to the exhibition Unresolved at Castlefield Gallery, there will be a three-part programme of 1960s’ and 70s’ artists’ films and video works, Private Viewing. This brings together some well known and obscure early experiments with the use of audiovisual media as a tool in studio practice – “like a pencil”, in the words of a pioneer of the genre, John Baldessari.

Venue: The Britons Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5LE.

Free/Booking recommended (places limited) To book please contact Castlefield Gallery on events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk or phone 0161 832 8034.

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When Castlefield Gallery approached the artist and influential teacher Pavel Büchler with an open brief for an artistic or curatorial project, he responded by proposing to reclaim the stripped-down identity of the gallery as, simply, ‘a place where art and the public encounter one another’.

He presents a sparse selection of works chosen with a preference for an economy of means which they share with his own practice – paintings by Kris Fierens from Antwerp and Gregor Hylla from Berlin; small photographic and installation pieces by the Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz and from Manchester, the improvised sculptures by Ian Rawlinson and Maeve Rendle’s asynchronic video recording of a pianist’s rehearsal.

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Performance and CD Launch of Lemke/Gwilliam’s fourmill plus quarterinch

26/11/2009 / 18:00 - 20:00

fourmill plus quarterinch is the duo of sound artists and improvising musicians Helmut Lemke and Ben Gwilliam. In this collaboration the two artists use different formats of audiotape; pre-recorded, prepared and unprepared. From individual banks of sound recordings on tape comes a subtle and often dense music that is both composed and improvised in concrete time.

FREE EVENT, BOOKING REQUIRED To book please call the gallery on 0161 832 8034 or email events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk with your contact details and number of places.

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Art, Literature and Economics: Between Dystopia and Utopia. Two Talks: Dr. Kaye Mitchell and Jasper Joffe

11/11/2009 / 18:00 - 20:00

To coincide with the Apocatopia exhibition.

Dr. Kaye Mitchell will focus on the use of utopian and dystopian literature as a vehicle for socialist, feminist, queer and other radical politics, looking particularly at material produced in the 20th and 21st century. Jasper Joffe will focus on the annual Free Art Fair and its ideology in the shadow of the current economic climate.
FREE EVENT, BOOKING REQUIRED To book please call the gallery on 0161 832 8034 or email events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk with your contact details and number of places.

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Pill & Galia Kollectiv, Better Future


09/10/2009 / 13:00 - 18:00

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present Apocatopia, a group exhibition including the work of Ruth Ewan, Evi Grigoropoulou, Siobhán Hapaska and Pil & Galia Kollectiv. Through film, painting and sculpture the work explores the relationship between production, presentation and consumption of contemporary culture examining the role of money, ritual and desire in a changing cultural, political and economic topography.

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The Manchester Contemporary


Castlefield Gallery will be representing Andrew Bracey, Tracey Eastham and Leo Fitzmaurice at this year’s The Manchester Contemporary

The Manchester Cotemporary art fair takes place at Urbis. Please see http://www.themanchestercontemporary.co.uk for further information and opening times.

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