New Art Spaces: Great Northern Tower

Posted on 19 June 2017

Castlefield Gallery is excited to be launching two pop-up New Art Spaces in the Great Northern Tower in city centre Manchester with an event on Saturday 24 June / 4:30pm-8pm.

Castlefield Gallery is at the forefront of supporting emerging artists and new art practice in the North West and New Art Spaces is an initiative that sees the gallery creating dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artists development agencies in partnership with landlords and developers, to make use of temporary vacant retail, office and light industrial units.

Castlefield Gallery is now pleased to be working with Premier Residential Lettings to make available the temporarily vacant units at the Great Northern Tower to provide a public platform for emerging artists in Manchester to develop and showcase new work to audiences.

Taking place across the spaces; Platform is an exhibition of work by MA/MFA students from across a range of disciplines from Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, who in showing together are recognising the culmination of a period of investigation into what it means to be an artist or practitioner. Exhibiting artists include: Ehtisham Azhar, Sarah Connell, Cristina Corredor, Jenny Eden, Katerina Eleftheriadou, Giulietta Ellman, Simone Frater-Russell, Jaime Enrique Rubio Huerta, Catherine Jack, Izzy Miller, Sophia Moffa, Daniel Newsham, Francesca Neal, Anja Nikolic, Maite Pinto, and Maggie Thompson. [UNIT  3 / 4:30pm – 8pm]

LEGROOM is a project conceived by Franco-British collaboration Juliet Davis and Amy Lawrence who are presenting Launch to Nowhere (with straight face), an event that will include various approaches to interdisciplinary live-art presented by a host of Manchester-based, national, and international artists including: Glasgow Open Dance School (UK), Martin Hamblen (UK), Dounia Ismail (FR), Ben Mills (UK), Alecs Pierce (UK), Stina Puotinen (USA), Victoria Sharples (UK), Nicola Smith (UK), and Alina Bilokon (UA/PT) on her first visit to Manchester, where she will be performing as part of Boris Charmatz’s 10,000 Gestures for Manchester International Festival 2017. [UNIT 4 / DOORS 4:30pm / PERFORMANCES 5pm – 8pm]

Anyone who wants to find out more about the space should visit

ADDRESS | New Art Spaces: Great Northern Tower, Units 3 & 4 Watson St, Manchester M3 4EE

Castlefield Gallery | Agency (CG) is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, and a Manchester City Council Cultural Partner.

Castlefield Gallery is a recipient of Arts Council England’s Catalyst Evolve fund, an initiative from Arts Council England supporting arts and cultural organisations to grow private giving and build resilience. This means that, between 2016 and August 2019, Arts Council England will match every pound we secure from new Trust & Foundation sources, corporate sponsorship and donations, as well as individual donations made to Castlefield Gallery, on a 1:1 basis.