PureScreen #11: I’ll Rather Jack

15/07/2005 / 18:00 - 23:00

To coincide with the exhibition ‘Pass the Time of Day’ PureScreen & Castlefield Gallery host a night of artist’s film and video screenings about music and the everyday at The King’s Arms, Salford.

“I’d Rather Jack” features artists: George Barber, Mark Aerial Waller, Ann Course & Paul Clark, Bjørn Melhus, Cerith Wyn Evans, Matthew Noel-Tod, Pascal Lievre, George Shaw, Katy Dove, Peter Donaldson, and “Instrument” is Fugazi & Jem Cohen seminal tour movie.

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Performing Political Acts – Shezad Dawood & Andre Stitt

28/07/2005 / 18:00 - 20:00

Castlefield Gallery presents a discussion on performance art, its symbolism, and relationship with activism and political actions, with two of the country’s leading interdisciplinary artists – Andre Stitt and Shezad Dawood.

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

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Midsummer Artist Surgeries – In association with MAP

24/06/2005 / 10:30 - 16:30


As part of our ongoing artist professional development resources and services, we are offering artists the opportunity to have one-to-one portfolio and professional practice surgeries with Castlefield Gallery’s Programme Director Yuen Fong Ling.

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

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Pass the Time of Day


Castlefield Gallery presents ‘Pass the Time of Day’, an exhibition curated by artist Paul Rooney, which explores the theme of the estrangement of everyday life through the use of music.

The selected works, which include existing and newly commissioned pieces, have an active involvement with the emotional effects of music, mirroring our fluid and subjective experience of the everyday. The works explore the potential within day-to-day existence for creativity and resistance to constraint, and they often deal with the theme of ‘wasted time’, or time loosely and freely spent, as an act of resistance.

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PureScreen #10: Masterclass with Steven Bode

06/05/2005 / 18:00 - 20:00

PureScreen Masterclass with Steven Bode, Director of Film and Video Umbrella. Presented in association with Commonwealth Film Festival.

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Michael Bracewell ‘In Conversation’ with Andrew Cross

22/05/2005 / 15:00 - 17:00

Renowned critic Michael Bracewell will be ‘in conversation’ with Andrew Cross; drawing to a close the final leg of his exhibition tour, An English Journey (part III).

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‘Presenting New Media Art’

28/04/2005 / 18:00 - 20:00

Castlefield Gallery presents a discussion about artist’s film and video and new media practice with Michael Connor, curator at FACT in Liverpool, and artist Simon Poulter.

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14/04/2005 / 14:00 - 17:00

In order to develop links between artists based in London and the Northwest, Artquest and Castlefield Gallery are inviting artists to participate in a seminar discussion on the relationship between art in London and the rest of the UK. The panel of speakers have been selected because of their experiences of working across the UK: they include Manchester artist Nick Crowe; Becky Shaw who has recently moved from Liverpool to London via Cambridge; and London-based artists Andrew Cross and Olivia Plender, who also exhibit widely across the UK.

Please note that this opportunity is by invitation only. No submissions accepted.

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PureScreen #9: PureScreen DVD *01 – Launch Party & Screening

18/03/2005 / 19:00

Venue: The King’s Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford. M3 6AN
Admission: Free. No Need to book. Limited capacity.

The PureScreen DVD *01 programme brings together recent work, from the UK and features artists: Steven Ball, Beagles & Ramsay, Charlotte Bernstein, Sarah Carne, The Cartwright Brothers, Lee Cavaliere, Gillian Dyson, Stephen Gray, Dave Griffiths & Nick Jordan, Riccardo Iacono, Karin Kihlberg, Oliver Lamb, Elizabeth McAlpine, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Paul Rooney, Erica Scourti, Graeme Stonehouse, Naoko Takahashi and Patricia Walsh.

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‘An English Journey (part III)’ – Andrew Cross


Castlefield Gallery presents ‘An English Journey (part III)’, the first solo touring exhibition in the UK of work by artist Andrew Cross. Short-listed for Beck’s Futures 2004, Cross began working as an artist in 2000 following an established career as a curator. The exhibition continues Castlefield’s 21st Anniversary Programme; working with a range of artists whose practice embodies aspects of history, place and time.

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