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Castlefield Gallery @ Grizedale Arts’ Art, Craft and Farmers Market

10/12/2011 / 12:00 - 17:00

Venue: Coniston Institute, Yewdale Road, Coniston, LA21 8DU

Alison Kershaw invites you to commission your own mini masterpiece! 



Castlefield Gallery has selected Alison Kershaw to represent the gallery with her project Modern Nail Art at Grizedale Arts Art, Craft and Farmers Market.

The stall will feature a nail artist who will paint a classic work of art on your fingernail for a small charge per nail. The choice of the works of American abstract expressionist painting, from the canon of great art of the 20th century, reproduced in miniature for you personally by a genuine nail art technician. Obviously the purchase of the originals would be impossible and these could only be seen in public or private galleries. Reproductions are available in postcards, books or even hand painted canvasses but these unique works are individualised and yours alone.

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Meanwhile…

10/12/2011

Castlefield Gallery is redesigning its website to reflect its new vision, mission and values going forward. The main gallery exhibitions will re-launch in the summer of 2012 under the annual theme of World in Transition. Meanwhile, it continues to support the careers of outstanding artists including:

Olivia Glasser through the production of a new film.

Dave Griffiths through the support of a new film co-commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella. Dave Griffiths is represented by Bureau. www.bureaugallery.com www.fvu.co.uk www.babelfiche.net

Hilary Jack through a commission for the Tatton Park Biennial 2012. emptynesttatton.com hilaryjack.com tattonparkbiennial.org

Alison Kershaw through a project called Modern Nail Art, representing Castlefield Gallery at Grizedale Arts Art Craft and Farmers Market on 10-11 December 2011. grizedale.org

Lionel Dobie Project who support emerging curators. Devised by Helen Collett and Lois Macdonald. lioneldobiegallery.com

Rosanne Robertson through the support of her project The Artists Bonfire. manchesterartistsbonfire.com

Seven Sites through help in promoting the series of installations, performances and events in unexpected spaces. sevensitesproject.tumblr.com

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Portfolio Surgery for Contemporary Visual Artists

26/11/2011 / 11:00 - 17:00

Castlefield Gallery and Creative Industries Trafford team up to offer a day of portfolio sessions for contemporary visual artists with leading art professionals.

Artists will receive intensive one-to-one 45 minute sessions to discuss their arts practice. With expertise in areas such as curation, the art market and publishing, the portfolio viewers will be able to provide critical feedback and advice on professional practice, marketing, fundraising and finding the right platforms for artwork.

With the portfolio reviewers guidance, all participants will create a simple action plan which we may use to monitor your progress.


Portfolio viewers will be Sarah Brown, Exhibitions Curator, Leeds Art Gallery; Kwong Lee, Director, Castlefield Gallery and Clarissa Corfe, Curator, Castlefield Gallery.

Booking: Please register your interest for the Portfolio Surgery by emailing info@creativeindustriestrafford.org. Include your name, address, a contact telephone number and a statement of 50 words or less outlining your artistic practice and the reason for wanting a portfolio review. Statements will be used to select successful applicants and to best match applicants to a portfolio viewer. 
Successful applicants will be issued with a 45 minute session. There will be a fee of 5 pounds for successful applicants.

Portfolios can be presented either in digital format on a laptop or in 2D format maximum A1 size

Venue: Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt St, Manchester, M15 4GB

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The Manchester Contemporary

27/10/2011

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to announce that it is one of the key partners at this years The Manchester Contemporary art fair where it will be representing Andrew Bracey.

Andrew Bracey is an artist based in Manchester. For Manchester Contemporary 2011, Castlefield Gallery will be showing his most recent body of work ReconFigure Paintings, which features the artists alterations to well-known reproductions of historical paintings. Every human figure and piece of clothing have been painted out of the original composition with geometric, triangular shapes, forcing our vision to oscillate between the artists painterly additions and the usually obscured mise en scene of original photographic reproduction. Devising a set of guidelines for the creative process, the entirely unique images have been playfully transformed with suggestively haunting undertones.

Castlefield Gallery gratefully acknowledges sponsorship from Frames: Bespoke Picture Framing, Didsbury, Manchester.

Win tickets to The Manchester Contemporary VIP Preview with Castlefield Gallery.

Enter this free prize draw to win one of ten pairs of tickets to the VIP preview of The Manchester Contemporary on Thursday 27 October 2011. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 25 October 2011. Click here to enter.

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The Beating Wing Orchestra at Castlefield Gallery

15/10/2011 / 18:00 - 19:30

Castlefield Gallery and The Beating Wing Orchestra team up for The Manchester Weekender Festival. Forty-eight hours of art, culture, music, film, food, literature, walks, politics, poetry, photography, theatre, spectacle and games all wrapped up into a single weekend across Manchester.

The Beating Wing Orchestra, a Manchester based international music collective that includes musicians from refugee and migrant backgrounds will stage a one off performance within Turkish artists Osman Bozkurt and Didem zbeks ambitious, multi art form exhibition at Castlefield Gallery.

FREE EVENT. To book tickets for this event go to our eventbrite.com

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VISA Hotline Project: Zeynep Ozler, Melih Ozsoz and Tony Venables

15/10/2011 / 12:00 - 13:30

To accompany Life in the UK / Balance of Probabilities, Zeynep Ozler and Melih Ozsoz from the Economic Development Foundation (IKV) in Turkey will share their research on the VISA Hotline Project alongside Tony Venables from the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), Brussels.

Raising awareness of the VISA issue as a major barrier to the fundamental right of free movement of Turkish citizens, the speakers will highlight the human experience within this pertinently political issue.

To book a place at this free event email events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk or register at Eventbrite.com

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Life in the UK – Performance Test

06/10/2011

Take artist Didem Ozbek’s version of the UK citizenship exam Life in the UK – Performance Test on alternate Thursdays (5-6pm) and Sundays (2-3pm).

Slots are available for Thu 6, Sun 16, Thu 20, Sun 30 October & Thu 3, Sun 13, Thu 17 and Sun 27 November.
To book your free place email events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk or call 0161 832 8034.

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Artists Talk: Life in the UK / Balance of Probabilities

02/10/2011 / 12:00 - 13:30

Didem Ozbek and Osman Bozkurt of PiST/// and curator Lora Sariaslan will discuss the project Life in the UK / Balance of Probabilities for Asia Triennial Manchester 2011 and their wider practices.

To book a free place at this event email events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk or register at Eventbrite.com

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Osman Bozkurt, The Collection #2-1, 2008

Life in the UK / Balance of Probabilities: Osman Bozkurt & Didem Ozbek of PiST///

01/10/2011

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present Life in the UK / Balance of Probabilities, a debut UK commission by Istanbul based artists Osman Bozkurt and Didem Ozbek of PiST/// for the Asia Triennial Manchester 2011. As the only artists to participate in the Triennial from Turkey, this project focuses on the issue of freedom of travel exploring one of the most salient issues of our time; the movement of people from one place to other parts of the world, whether for leisure or immigration.

For this ambitious multi artform project, PiST/// will transform the gallery into a temporary VISA Application Centre using the exterior and interior of the gallery as a mechanism to explore real stories fused with history and fiction. Examining the growth of the VISA industry in Istanbul as its starting point, the project that combines the theatrical and participatory with installation and film, will explore the radical impact that migration has had on demography, identity politics, global economic changes, community and belonging.

This exhibition is co-curated by Lora Sariaslan and Castlefield Gallery.

PREVIEW: Friday 30 September, 5-9pm – ALL WELCOME

Life in the UK / Balance of Probabilities at Castlefield Gallery is kindly supported by Go to Turkey, Rapiscan Systems, Qmatic and GBM Group Plc.

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Ruth Maclennan: Anarcadia

30/07/2011

Castlefield Gallery is delighted to present Anarcadia, a body of work by artist Ruth Maclennan set in the vast steppe of south-eastern Kazakhstan. A new publication, also entitled Anarcadia will launch alongside the exhibition.

Anarcadia is a 35-minute video projection, which is accompanied by a series of photographs. The exhibition also includes archive material from Kazakhstan, gathered by the artist.

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