Castlefield Gallery

Castlefield Gallery
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Founded in 1984, Castlefield Gallery (CG) is one of Northern England's most active and successful organisations/agencies for developing emerging contemporary artists and practice. Its ambitious curated exhibitions programme responds to national and international trends, promoting artists at key stages of their careers, including subsequent Turner Prize nominees/winners and exhibitors at international festivals. Central to CG’s activities is an artist development programme that has launched major commission winning artists.

CG's vision is for the North to be where artists can develop work of international standing. Its mission is to nurture talent, explore cultural trends and deepen audience's relationship to contemporary art.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Wed-Sun, 1-6pm

Admission charges

FREE ADMISSION

Getting there

By Tram: Take the Metrolink Tram to Deansgate/Castlefield.

By Bus: The No.2 Metroshuttle. The free city centre bus, takes a circular route from Victoria Train Station. Nearest stop to the gallery is on Whitworth Street West by Deansgate Train Station.

By Train: To Deansgate Train Station.
Alternatively, to Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria Train Stations. Take the Metrolink from Victoria or Piccadilly (Altrincham or Eccles direction) to Deansgate/Castlefield. We are within walking distance from Oxford Road train station – continue down Whitworth Street West until you reach Deansgate Train Station.
By Car: Manchester is ringed by the M60, linking to the UK’s extensive motorway network. Follow signs to the city centre and park near Deansgate Train Station. Nearest all-day car parking is on Chester Road and Little Peter Street in Knott Mill. Short-term street parking is available on Deansgate and Whitworth Street West.

Additional info

Guided tours available if pre-booked.
Large print brochure available by request.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
DANCEHALL 11

DANCEHALL 11

  • 12 October 2015 — 10 October 2016 *on now

Selected from CG Associate members’ submissions by Eleanor Clayton, curator at The Hepworth Wakefield, and Matthew Pendergast at Castlefield Gallery (CG) programme manager, CG is pleased to announce that its next Launch Pad project will be DANCEHALL 11.

DANCEHALLis a publication, shaped by collaboration and an interest in the exploration of sound across different disciplines, such as live music, sound installation, performance, and critical writing; published since 2010 by Psykick DANCEHALL (Hannah Ellul and Ben Knight).

The latest edition DANCEHALL 11 will be staged at Castlefield Gallery and will take the form of performances, objects and texts. Opening on Thursday 12 November 2015 with a live editorial introduction from Psykick DANCEHALL, followed by a performance from Hello Art Magazine with Louise Hobson. The exhibition will also feature new and recent video work by Amelia Bywater & Rebecca Wilcox, Giuseppe Mistretta, and Katherine MacBride, as well as a new sound installation by Tom White. Through these diverse works that share an attentiveness to acts of listening and experiences of sound, the exhibition considers links between affective, tactile and aural modes of communication and understanding.

This exhibition will be on from 13 November - 22 November.

A programme of performances will run throughout the exhibition:

1 – 4 pm, Saturday 21 November 2015 Afternoon workshop afternoon workshop with artist Katherine MacBride to explore methods of inner, active, and attentive listening. Free to participate, places limited. Booking essential at eventrite.

5-8pm, Saturday 21 November 2015 Evening of performances featuring Katherine MacBride, Stuart Arnot, and ‘Letters to the Editors’: responses to the exhibition from Otto Willberg and collaborators. Free, booking not required.

For further information please visit -

www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/launch-pad-dancehall-11/

Double Over (2013)

Launch Pad: Amelia Crouch

  • 29 June — 7 August 2016 *on now
  • 28 July 2016 6-8pm *on now

For the next in its series of Launch Pad projects Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present the debut solo exhibition in a public gallery by Yorkshire-based artist Amelia Crouch. Selected from CG Associate members’ submissions by Adam Smythe, Curator at The Bluecoat (Liverpool) and Castlefield Gallery’s Programme Manager Matthew Pendergast. The exhibition will include new and recent works that playfully explore the semiotics of language with film, screen prints and text art.

Experience tells us that language is indeterminate, uncertain and relational. Words often evoke something other or more than they are intended to, as they attempt to communicate the physical and visual world beyond written language. Starting points for Crouch’s intelligent and playful works include word games, homonyms, anagrams, children’s songs and quasi-scientific experiments. Though accepting the unruly nature of words her works are haunted by a dream of systematic order. They emphasise repetitive learning, experiment and methodological actions, which ultimately appear absurd as the works loop or conclude with no defined resolution.

Crouch has often responded to publicly sited commissions which have become a mainstay of her practice. New developments have also seen her producing screen prints and working more with moving image. This Launch Pad will be an opportunity for Crouch to bring these diverse works together and for gallery visitors to see them exhibited in relation to each other as never before. To further develop the dialogue around Crouch’s practice, the exhibition will also feature a piece of critical writing commissioned from Leeds based art writer and historian Lara Eggleton.

Website

http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/

Getting there

By Tram: Take the Metrolink Tram to Deansgate/Castlefield.

By Bus: The No.2 Metroshuttle. The free city centre bus, takes a circular route from Victoria Train Station. Nearest stop to the gallery is on Whitworth Street West by Deansgate Train Station.

By Train: To Deansgate Train Station.
Alternatively, to Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria Train Stations. Take the Metrolink from Victoria or Piccadilly (Altrincham or Eccles direction) to Deansgate/Castlefield. We are within walking distance from Oxford Road train station – continue down Whitworth Street West until you reach Deansgate Train Station.
By Car: Manchester is ringed by the M60, linking to the UK’s extensive motorway network. Follow signs to the city centre and park near Deansgate Train Station. Nearest all-day car parking is on Chester Road and Little Peter Street in Knott Mill. Short-term street parking is available on Deansgate and Whitworth Street West.

Castlefield Gallery
2 Hewitt Street
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M15 4GB
England

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Website

General

www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk

TheArtGuide, North West England contemporary visual arts listings website

www.theartguide.co.uk

E-mail

General

info@castlefieldgallery.co.uk

Press/Marketing

jennifer@castlefieldgallery.co.uk

Telephone

General

0161 832 8034

Fax

0161 819 2295

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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