‘Empiric’ – Rachel Chapman


‘Empiric’ presents the work London based sculptor Rachel Chapman. Chapman has a unique approach to manipulating her chosen materials, a personalised style of manufacture, which combines the cool authority of formal symmetry, with a passionate and brutal organisation and filling of space.

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‘Video Positive 97: Escaping Gravity’


The UK’s biggest ever festival of video and electronic art. Spanning two cities, a host of contemporary arts venues and both Liverpool and Manchester’s most celebrated night clubs, VIDEO POSITIVE showcases the work of international established artists and introduces a number of rising stars.

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Felicity Shillingford & Sarah Raine


On display in the lower gallery small scale works for sale by two North West artists, selected from Slidex, Castlefield Gallery’s visual library of NW based practitioners.

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‘Dummy’ – Richard Forster, Ana Genovés, Clifton Steinberg


Curated by Richard Forster, ‘Dummy’ represents recent work by three young, London-based artists working in the separate media of painting, photography and sculpture.

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‘Lightness & Weight’ – Rebecca Sitar


“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


‘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 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


‘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


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


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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