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.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/launch-pad-the-powerhouse-liberation-movement/

Launch Pad: THE POWERHOUSE LIBERATION MOVEMENT

  • 6 — 15 May 2016 *on now

Castlefield Gallery presents a new exhibition, Launch Pad: THE POWERHOUSE LIBERATION MOVEMENT. Featuring film, installation, music, performance and a publication by Manchester Left Writers (MLW), and concentrating on the regionally relevant subject of urban regeneration; the exhibition was selected from CG Associate members’ submissions by Jerwood Charitable Foundation Director Shonagh Manson and Castlefield Gallery’s Programme Manager Matthew Pendergast.

For Launch Pad: THE POWERHOUSE LIBERATION MOVEMENT Manchester Left Writers have been searching the city dubbed the “economic powerhouse of the north of England” by Manchester City Council, for what could be “free” spaces: spaces where notions of commonality, free expression and liberation are discoverable and can be accessed by all. This exhibition considers if “free” spaces still exist, how we might identify them? Are their qualities just symbolic or are they real and practical? How are these spaces negotiated by people, in movement, behaviour, and ritual? Do these places stay static and unchanged? Do they survive change by chance, and are they therefore in danger of the forces of gentrification and regeneration? Or are they mobile, mutable, like moveable feasts? How and why do they exist, evading the rules and realities of the increasingly corporate and homogenised city, with its dubious zones of “privatised public space”? Could the qualities of “freedom” they find be introduced to other spaces to change or undermine them?
MLW have recorded their exploratory journeys across the city, linking the Gay Village and MediaCity via their waterways, following the Nico Ditch, an ancient earthwork that crosses south Manchester from east to west, and travelling out to Stockport, Rochdale and Ardwick. They have created what they have come to call ‘Notebook Films’, a series lo-fi, concept-driven, quick raids on territories and ideas.

Documents based on the group’s findings will be included in a new publication alongside a commissioned essay by Dr Gavin Macdonald, Lecturer in Art History at Manchester Metropolitan University, available free for visitors. Maps, notes, photographs and objects found and made during the process of making the films will also be included in the exhibition. During the public preview MLW will perform a sequence of new poems to accompany the work on show at the gallery. In addition, the quintet Vocal Harum (of which Dickinson is a member) will perform a collection of a cappella songs about buildings.

Manchester Left Writers and Vocal Harum

  • 12 May 2016 7:30-9pm

Concerned about urban regeneration, Manchester Left Writers have been searching for parts of Manchester they think are “free” space. See and hear their response as they present films, publications and live poetry, accompanied by songs from Vocal Harum.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Website

http://manchesterafterhours.com

diagonal noise

Diagonal Noise

  • 27 May — 17 June 2016

In collaboration with UK/Belgium-based artist Tiago Duarte, Castlefield Gallery is inviting Belgium-based artists Joke Van den Heuvel, Vijai Patchineelam, Adrien Tirtiaux and Floris Vanhoof to exhibit existing, new and site-specific work as well as publications by Ghent based publication Posture Editions.

From technologies whose days may be numbered to narratives produced by the barely perceptible, diverse subjects and disciplines inform the practices of the exhibiting artists.

Diagonal Noise will coincide with the EU referendum and as Thursday 23 June approaches the UK public are being asked to consider our relationship with the European Union in the context of politicised maybes. This could be an interesting coincidence, but this exhibition leans more towards causality than chance. In places the works in Diagonal Noise are intrusive, forcing or slipping their way into one another, presenting states of dis-encounter, contingent proposals below the watermark of comprehension, of what might have been or might yet be.

Website

http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/diagonal-noise/

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/

Talk:Pieter Vermeulen and Paulette Terry Brien

  • 28 May 2016 2-4pm

Belgium, and in particular Brussels, has in recent years come to be known as an attractive place for artists to live and work. Why this might be, and what Manchester and the UK could learn from this, will be the topic of a public event with Pieter Vermeulen (curator, researcher and co-founder of POPPOSITIONS - an alternative art fair in Brussels) and Paulette Terry Brien (co-director of The International 3, Salford and co-curatorial coordinator of The Manchester Contemporary - the UK’s largest critically engaged, contemporary art fair outside of London).

Website

http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/talk-pieter-vermeulen-and-paulette-terry-brien/

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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