Support artists’ careers and talent development across the Greater Manchester City Region, North West and beyond.
EXHIBITION & EVENTS ARCHIVE
Throughout the summer Association will send out a series of invitations to artists in Manchester. Each invite will be a carefully considered gesture and the responses may take the form of a piece of work, conversation, further questions, or in some instances, nothing at all. The artists will arrive at Castlefield Gallery armed with the responses they receive and embark on a week of activity; digesting, collating and responding to their replies. Association is Nina Chua, Ying Kwok and Jessica Longmore. mutuallyadvantageousassociation.blogspot.com
Call Out to Collaborators Launch Event: Wednesday 22 September, 6-8pm – ALL WELCOME
2-8pm + 6pm Discussion
TETHER / MAX WARBURG /CHARLENE LINDBERG / CALVIN SANGSTER / GRIN & SLUTSKY
TANGENTIAL TALKS BY JOANNE MASDING / TOM IRELAND / ANTHONY
Tether have invited artists and collectives from around the UK for an all day event at Max Warburg Manchester (formerly Castlefield Gallery). The
inhibition. Subjects covered will be: bugs (true bugs, dead bugs and moths); the Apollo Space Program; Frankenstein; Poodles (drawing on ideas from domestic breeding of pets and our relationship to the natural world, to Eastern European literature and the Devil and the caves at Lascaux); and advertising.
Max Warburg is a curator based in Zurich and London. More at
Come and go as you wish between 2-6pm and/or join the discussion at 6pm.
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.
Artist and trader Kate Rich will discuss the Feral Trade project, a business experiment founded in 2003 to navigate the dark waters of international commerce.
FREE / BOOKING REQUIRED, To book please call the gallery on 0161 832 8034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and number of places
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.
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’.
Venue: The Deansgate Pub, Function Room, 321 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ
FREE Call 0161 832 8034 for further enquiries.
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.
Film and Video Programme: Among the Nightingales
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 email@example.com with your contact details and number of places.
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.
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.
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.