Launch Event: New Art Spaces Bolton

Posted on 11 August 2016

In creative partnership with neo:artists, Castlefield Gallery is excited to be launching its latest New Art Spaces at Churchgate House, Bolton on Saturday 27 August, 12-7pm.

Registered charity and art organisation CG launched New Art Spaces (NAS) in 2012 to make available temporarily empty properties to artists in which to create and present new work to audiences. From empty retail units, warehouses and office spaces, artists, artist groups and artist development agencies have been transforming these spaces into project and pop-up exhibition spaces.

With the help of charity property provider Hammond Associates, CG has been able to take on four temporarily vacant shop units and two large office spaces at Churchgate House, Bolton for developing and showcasing new art and artistic talent in Greater Manchester.

Members of the public will be able to see VS, a joint exhibition by New Art Spaces Leigh and Cross Street Arts, as well as exploring project spaces by artists Paul Turnock, Steph Shipley, James Bloomfield, Marguerite Heywood, and Geoff Levy.

“NAS Bolton provides a range of spaces for visual artists to test new and ambitious work in a collaborative environment. Coinciding with both the opening of the neo:printprize in the Market Place Shopping Centre and the Bolton Food and Drink Festival, we look forward to welcoming visitors to Churchgate House for an opportunity to meet the artists and to see the diverse and engaging work being developed and exhibited in the spaces.” Nicholas James, New Art Spaces Coordinator, Castlefield Gallery

The launch of NAS Bolton marks the beginning of a creative partnership with Bolton-based neo:artists, who will be working with CG to manage the Churchgate House spaces, enabling both organisations to consolidate and enhance their artist support and development work.

“This is an exciting collaboration with Castlefield Gallery, giving artists in the region more amazing opportunities.” Jason Simpson, Director, neo:artists

Address: New Art Spaces Bolton, Churchgate House, Churchgate, Bolton BL1 1HL