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Feral Trade Café

27/08/2010 / 13:00 - 10:00

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present Kate Rich and her project Feral Trade Café to Manchester. Feral Trade is a grocery import-export business, trading food and drink sourced through a range of social networks. For 6 weeks, the Feral Trade Café at Castlefield Gallery will serve up an array of ‘ferally’ traded drinks and snacks along with delivery documentation collected by the artist.

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Summer House @ Castlefield Gallery: Home and Away

27/08/2010

Home and Away is an exhibition including the work of Ting-Ting Cheng, Joanna Zylinska, Chu Yin-Hua, Alexandra Wolkowicz and Barney & Lucy Heywood, who use photography and video to ask poignant questions about spatial identity, geographical belonging and the passage of time. Suspended between dream, memory and imagination, the projects in the exhibition offer a poetic reflection on the movement of bodies and minds across cities, continents and cultures in the age of globalisation.

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Summer House

26/08/2010

To coincide with Feral Trade Café, Summer House acts as a temporary ‘2nd home’ or ‘urban retreat’ for collectives and individual artists housing multiple staggered projects and events. Disrupting the conventional exhibition experience, Summer House will be self determining and responsive, testing collaborative and curatorial methods that will remain open to the public throughout.

Summer House will feature: Home and Away | a.a.s.: The Nomads | Tether: DAY ZERO | Association: Call out to Collaborators | Zero Point Collaboration: 4th Annual General Meeting | Malgras|Naudet

For Summer House the gallery will be open Wed – Sun 1-6pm and by appointment.

For further information on Summer House projects and the artists’ groups involved see below.

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PureScreen #25: Castlefield Gallery at Tatton Park Biennial 2010

17/07/2010

Film and Video Programme: Among the Nightingales

Screening Dates:
Sat 17 & Sun 18 July, 12 & 2pm

Sat 31 July & Sun 1 August, 12 & 2pm

Sat 28, Sun 29 & Mon 30 August, 12 & 2pm

Venue: Rosetherne Room, Stableyard, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN.

A free coach service will be operating between Manchester and Tatton Park during event weekends, leaving Cornerhouse at 9.45am and 2pm. Further information at Tatton Park Biennial website

Free/Booking recommended. To reserve a place please call the gallery on 0161 832 8034 or email events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk with your contact details and number of places.

Artists:

Mounira Al Solh – Lebanon/Netherlands

Jordan Baseman – UK

Oliver Beer – UK

Nina Beier & Marie Lund – Denmark/Germany/UK

Samson Kambalu – UK/Malawi

Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry – UK/Sweden

Ján Mančuška – Czech Republic

Matt Stokes – UK

Pablo Wendel – Germany

Among the Nightingales brings together 9 single channel film and video works by international artists for the Tatton Park Biennial 2010. The works use human relationships and the individual’s existence in relation to wider social groups as their point of departure. The groups are driven by ethereal, social, ideological, or political incentives that sit uncomfortably with mainstream, dominant culture. The artists use a variety stylistic methods in documenting and post-producing; some of the artists document actions performed specifically for the camera, whilst others orchestrate scenarios for individuals to participate in, deliberating the use of film as a constructed narrative and subverting our preconceptions of it.

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A Horse walks into a Bar

18/06/2010 / 13:00 - 18:00

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition A Horse walks into a Bar including work by Corey Arnold, Richard Billingham, Andrew Bracey, Lorraine Burrell, Maddi Nicholson, Dan Staincliffe, Chiz Turnross, UHC and Mark Wallinger. Using a range of media such as video, painting, photography, sculpture and performance, the artists playfully examine the parameters of human and animal characteristics and question the evolution of the human race.

Some of the work blurs the boundaries between nostalgia and abhorrence, referencing the use of animals in the entertainment industry, whilst other work references animals in heraldic, mythological stories. Conventions in visual art practice are also deliberated, highlighting the inter-dependence of living beings in a contemporary world, these range from the allegorical use of animals in traditional regal portraiture to other works that alter our perception of sculpture by fusing animal imagery with mass produced objects.

The exhibition can be seen as reflective of our increasingly uneasy relationship with the natural world that is tainted with confusion, contradiction and confrontation and will oscillate between the playful, sinister, surreal and controversial. Co-curated by Castlefield Gallery staff and Jane Anderson.

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Elfin Spurs + special guest Biltone

17/06/2010 / 20:30 - 22:00

A Horse walks into a Bar after preview gig

After A Horse walks into a Bar preview Elfin Spurs and special guest Biltone will perform a shape-shifting set of wonky tunes whilst dressed as spiders and moths. Expect electric cello wig-outs, songs of ‘Mouses’ and ‘Mermaids’.
www.myspace.com/elfinspurs www.myspace.com/biltone


Venue: The Deansgate Pub, Function Room, 321 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ
FREE Call 0161 832 8034 for further enquiries.

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PERFORMANCE – The Action of the Play

20/05/2010 / 18:00 - 20:00

In this performance displacement is stretched further as Castlefield Gallery is turned over to the theatre for this special double evening event.

Short excerpts from Luigi Pirandello’s satirical play Six Characters in Search of an Author are spliced together and performed in a 20 minute loop by actors from the Manchester School of Theatre. Each excerpt is repeatedly, yet differently, brought to life as the actors perform multiple roles for the gallery audience. Come and go as you wish.

Cast

Séan Aydon – Actor

Chris Evans – Director

Will Finlason – Actor

Kevin Lennox – The Producer

Sam Lupton – Actor

Natasha McClure – Stepdaughter

Cliff Myatt – Father

Samuel Reed – Son

Ben Seager – Director

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PERFORMANCE – The Action of the Play

19/05/2010 / 18:00 - 20:00

In this performance displacement is stretched further as Castlefield Gallery is turned over to the theatre for this special double evening event.

Short excerpts from Luigi Pirandello’s satirical play Six Characters in Search of an Author are spliced together and performed in a 20 minute loop by actors from the Manchester School of Theatre. Each excerpt is repeatedly, yet differently, brought to life as the actors perform multiple roles for the gallery audience. Come and go as you wish.

Cast

Séan Aydon – Actor

Chris Evans – Director

Will Finlason – Actor

Kevin Lennox – The Producer

Sam Lupton – Actor

Natasha McClure – Stepdaughter

Cliff Myatt – Father

Samuel Reed – Son

Ben Seager – Director

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Art & Media Conversation Event

15/05/2010 / 14:00 - 17:00

Bringing artists, gallerists and curators to the table, this series of short presentations and related open discussions explore the relationships and boundaries between media art and visual art. Chaired by Charlie Gere with speakers including Karen Guthrie, Francis McKee, Adam Sutherland, Kypros Kyprianou, Bridget Crone and Andrea Zapp. Part of FutureEverything 2010.

Art & Media is a Media Arts Network [ma-net] action research project by FutureEverything and Castlefield Gallery funded by Arts Council England.

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Art & Media: Cu Exhibition

13/05/2010 / 10:00 - 18:00

Off-site venue: Copperface Jacks (underneath Palace Hotel), Oxford Street, Manchester, M1.

Castlefield Gallery and FutureEverything present Cu, a group exhibition curated by artist collective Contents May Vary. Cu explores the thin veneer between two states or media, asking what are the connections or disconnections between media art and visual art.

Cu‘s artists are Richard Barks, Richard Bevan, Black Dogs, Alice Bradshaw, David Cochrane, Michael Day, Sarah Farmer, Roddy Hunter, LabBinaer, Pete MacPartlan, Elizabeth Murphy, Edward Payne, Projection Gallery, Catherine Pudner, Sarah Sabin, Richard Shields, Robin Tarbet. Cu is part of FutureEverything 2010.

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