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Riccardo Iacono The No Show

20/04/2007

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present new work by Riccardo Iacono. The No Show is Iacono’s first solo show in the UK and is the culmination of a series of research visits to the gallery over the past six months during exhibition changeover when the gallery is closed. The show will be a site-specific seeing game, live art work and curatorial project combining video, installation, animation, performance, painting and print produced, through an improvised response to the idiosyncrasies of the gallery architecture and the exhibition process.

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BOOK LAUNCH-JACKSON POLLOCK: THE MUSICAL by Roger McKinley

05/04/2007 / 18:00 - 20:00

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to host the launch of a new libretto by artist and writer Roger McKinley which follows the life of Jackson Pollock inspired by the Greek myth of Prometheus.

FREE ADMISSION – Refreshments provided – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

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Workshops: Quintessentially Q

28/03/2007 / 18:30 - 20:30

Lens and performance based workshop for Queer Men, led by Qasim Riza Shaheen. The workshops will explore queer identities and stories using personal memories and narratives.

FREE ADMISSION – BOOKING REQUIRED (Participants must be able to commit to all 3 evenings)

To book please call the gallery on 0161 832 8034 or email events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk

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Queer Courtesan

23/03/2007 / 19:00 - 21:00

Castlefield Gallery will host a performance intervention by Qasim Riza Shaheen toying with the notion of peep show and the Mujra Mehfil, dance gathering, developed from Shaheen’s research in Lahore.

FREE ADMISSION – LIMITED PLACES – 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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PureScreen # 17: The Sun Always Shines on the Righteous

09/03/2007 / 18:00 - 20:00

Curated by Sophia Crilly.

Featuring artists: Jordan Baseman, Stuart Gurden, Alexander Heim,
Esther Johnson, Margareta Kern, t c McCormack, Jeremy Newman.

This event is being held at: Bureau, Ground Floor, Islington Mill, James Street, Salford. M3 5HW.

FREE ADMISSION – LIMITED CAPACITY – BOOKING REQUIRED. Refreshments provided.

Please email purescreen@castlefieldgallery.co.uk to book a place.

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Dr Ananya Jahanara Kabir in conversation with Qasim Riza Shaheen

01/03/2007 / 19:00 - 21:00

To coincide with Khusra: Stains and Stencils, Castlefield Gallery will host a conversation between Dr. Ananya Jahanara Kabir and Qasim Riza Shaheen to draw out some of the issues from the exhibition.

FREE ADMISSION – LIMITED PLACES – 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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Qasim Riza Shaheen Khusra: Stains and Stencils

16/02/2007

Castlefield Gallery, in partnership with Shisha, the international agency for contemporary South Asian visual art and craft, is pleased to present new work by Qasim Riza Shaheen. Khusra: Stains and Stencils is Shaheen’s first gallery-based, solo show and is the culmination of an extensive, two year period of research and relationship building with the khusra community in Lahore, Pakistan. The work is represented in media ranging from photography, video, installation and performance.

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Gerrie van Noord in conversation with t s Beall

19/01/2007 / 18:00 - 20:00

‘Presence, physicality, and the mediated spectacle’

How does the filming, editing, and re-presenting of a real event within Castlefield Gallery shift both the gallery context and the perception of the event itself? t s Beall and Gerrie van Noord will discuss the tension between real space and mediated space, and real and mediated time. Focus will be given to the physical experience offered by multi-media installations, and their potential to heighten or diminish presence and physicality.

FREE ADMISSION – LIMITED PLACES – 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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Single Shot

13/01/2007

Single Shot rings in the New Year with a series of showcase stagings across the length and breadth of Manchester. Programmed in collaboration with the city’s vibrant mix of arts venues, Single Shot pieces will also be making periodic appearances on outdoor screens in the city, or as interventions in other public locations. Whether seen in isolation, or as part of a wider cluster of pieces connecting different parts of the city, Single Shot is a ‘mini-festival’ of moving-image works that can be enjoyed as an emerging two-week programme or a series of brief and engaging fragments.

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