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‘Lightness & Weight’ – Rebecca Sitar

09/11/1996

“The function of the artist is to express a reality felt” Robert Motherwell.

Sitar’s paintings act directly on our sensory experiences. Her abstract imagery is at times shown as ‘a blurred expression’, suggesting s rare glimpse of a moment caught in passing.

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‘Stroke’ – John Rimmer

26/09/1997

‘Stroke’ is a new series of paintings by Manchester based artist John Rimmer, which seek to reflect his experiences of operating in frenetic city centres and the modern shopping environment.

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‘4More’

13/10/1996

4More is a landmark public art event taking place on the exterior advertising hoardings of four of Manchester’s trams. Artists contributing to 4More are Helen Chadwick, Ray Richardson, Michael Robertson and Calum Colvin.

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‘Close Up’ – David Gledhill

29/06/1996

‘Close up’ brings together figurative paintings and pastel drawings by Manchester based artist David Gledhill for his first one person exhibition in the city.

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‘Hunks & Heroes’ – John Paul Evans

26/04/1996

As part of the ITS QUEER UP NORTH FESTIVAL John Paul Evans‘ forthcoming exhibition at Castlefield Gallery presents work from an ongoing series of human scale black and white portraits of action men.

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Jamilie Hassan

24/02/1996

Castlefield Gallery’s first international exhibition venture brings Canadian artist Jamilie Hassan to Manchester for her first solo exhibition in Europe. Jamilie has exhibited widely in Canada, Mexico, Cuba and the Middle East.

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‘BackSlash: An Electronic Art Exhibition & Artists Residency’

07/09/1996

BackSlash, Castlefield Gallery’s first experimental electronic art project, sets out to explore and showcase the spectrum of today’s electronic art practice in the North West of England. Combining the production and presentation of creative uses of technology, BackSlash examines the changing nature of our visual culture as a result of the computer.

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‘New Work’ – Ben Cook

26/11/1994

From the process of random automatic drawing Cook identified and isolated re-occurring forms to create the expressive vocabulary of his paintings.

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‘Trace’ – William Macilraith

05/05/1995

William Macilraith’s new wall drawings are kaleidoscopes of fragile chalk lines that converge to form large-scale motifs of great simplicity and strength.

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‘Jolly Peril Paradise’ A Slidex Group Show curated by Richard Kendall

04/03/1995

This exhibition brings together painting and sculpture by ten young artists working in the North West, chosen from more than 250 practitioners represented in Slidex. Though different in many aspects of their craft and practice, the selected artists share a witty, ironic or subversive approach to their chosen imagery.

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