Manuel Saiz: Private Party. Keep Out.


Castlefield Gallery in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes Manchester are pleased to be launching Private Party. Keep Out, a solo show of new and existing work by Spanish born, London based artist Manuel Saiz. Using video, performance and sculpture, Saiz’s work addresses the identity of the artist and the way in which s/he interacts with the institution, the audience and society at large. Exploring existing relationships usually taken for granted in the contemporary art world, Saiz reverses our inherent presumptions with a ‘tongue in cheek’ perversity using the relationship between the artist, technician, institution, art theory and fellow artists as a starting point.

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BOOK LAUNCH and TALKThe Stuff of Images: Laura WhiteIf I had a Monkey I wouldn’t need a TV

22/01/2009 / 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: Castlefield Gallery


Laura White will give a guided tour of the exhibition followed by the book launch of The Stuff of Images: Laura White.

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PureScreen #23PureScreen DVD *03

04/12/2008 / 18:30 - 20:30

Artists: Tal Amiran, Alan Bogana & Dave Green, Steven Eastwood, Esther Johnson, Nick Jordan, Rebecca Lennon, Elena Näsänen, Philip Newcombe, Seppo Renvall, Mika J. Ripatti, Erica Scourti, Juha van Ingen.

Venue: Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester. M15 4GB

Admission: FREE ADMISSION. BOOKING REQUIRED. To book please call Castlefield Gallery on 0161 832 8034 or email events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of PureScreen DVD *03, a programme of recent artist film and video work. Curated by Sophia Crilly, the DVD features the highlights and a cross-section of the diversity of works from the 2007/08 season of screening programmes. The DVD will be available from December 2008.

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Laura White: If I Had a Monkey I Wouldn’t Need a TV


Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present If I Had a Monkey I Wouldn’t Need a TV, a solo show of new work by London based artist Laura White. Working with video and found objects her work addresses the convergence of the manmade and the natural world using both static and moving images sampled from the Internet, billboard posters and TV documentaries. They are consequently shattered or distorted by direct confrontation with objects and other matter in the space, encouraging the viewer to reflect and explore the artifice within the imagery.

Through distorting and concealing imagery, her sculptures are suggestive of the way in which humankind manipulates the environment for its own needs, whether that is through the containment of the natural world to provide us with entertainment, or the mis-representation of both humans and animals for economic gain.

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Deej Fabyc: Free Spirit House Walking Tours

31/10/2008 / 18:00 - 20:00

Dates: Friday 31 October and Saturday 1 November 2008
Times: Friday 31 October, 8-10pm, Saturday 1 November 2008, 7-9pm. (please note time changes)
Venues: Manchester Piccadilly / Castlefield Gallery

FREE ADMISSION – BOOKING REQUIRED. To book please call 0161 832 8034 or email

This night walking tour will investigate the culture of night workers.

At 8pm at Manchester Piccadilly Station on the overladen date Friday 31 October, Fabyc invites you to meet “Deidre Divine” an older streetwalker at Manchester Piccadilly Station and take a walk to the east of the Station mapping the cameras and the punters as we walk, the journey will end back at the Station at 10pm.

At 7pm Saturday 1 November at Castlefield Gallery, Night Sorting Postal officer “Alison Brown” will clock off to take you on a walk South looking at dangerous corners, dark woods and dumping grounds, teaching hypervigilance in a circuit which will end back at Castlefield Gallery at 9pm.

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Castlefield Gallery’s Project Space presents an evening of sound performances in association with SoundNetwork: Night of the Owl

15/11/2008 / 19:00 - 23:00

Venue: A Foundation, 67 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BY.

Admission: FREE ADMISSION. NO booking required.

During the summer of 2008 the Owl Project worked with musicians Leafcutter John, Kaffe Matthews and Thor Magnusson (IXI software) to develop a range of new wooden instruments for live performance. Night of the Owl will be a chance to see and hear some of the first results of this collaboration as well as other classic Owl Project instruments such as ilogs and log1Ks.

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Panel Discussion: Artist-led Spaces – Then and NowChaired by Dave Beech with Simon Bedwell, Paul Sullivan

08/11/2008 / 14:00 - 16:00

FREE ADMISSION – BOOKING REQUIRED. To book please call 0161 832 8034 or email
events@castlefieldgallery.co.uk with your contact details and number of places.

Venue: Castlefield Gallery

Chaired by Dave Beech this Panel Discussion will look at the history of artist-led galleries in the UK over the last 20 years and discuss the role of such spaces today.

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KISSS Seminar with Alex Haw, John E McGrath and Pam Skelton chaired by Julianne Pierce

01/11/2008 / 14:00 - 17:00

FREE ADMISSION – BOOKING REQUIRED. To book please call 0161 832 8034 or email
events@castlefieldgallery.co.ukwith your contact details and number of places.


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Chaired by Julianne Pierce the KISSS Seminar will bring together artists, activists and academics to discuss how people experience, negotiate, resist, comply with, and or enjoy surveillance in their everyday life and the translation of these effects into art practice. Camilla Brueton, Joanna Callaghan, Deej Fabyc and Paula Roush will also be present.

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Castlefield Gallery @ Buy Art Fair in Manchester


Venue: Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG.

We will be presenting work by: Andrew Bracey, Fiona Curran, Shezad Dawood, Paul Harfleet, Hilary Jack, Naomi Kashiwagi, Andrew Lim and David Mackintosh.

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Speed-date Networking for contemporary art curators, artists and collectors With artist Feng-Ru Lee in residence

17/10/2008 / 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: Alexia Goethe Gallery, 7 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LD.


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

Contemporary Art Society in partnership with Castlefield Gallery will host an evening of Speed-date Networking for contemporary art curators, artists and collectors.

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