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, 12-5:30pm

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.
David Fesl

Oh, it is easy to be clever if one does not know all these questions

  • 18 May — 1 July 2018 *on now

Czech artists: David Fesl, Martin Kohout, Lucie Michnová, Vojtěch Novák / Andrew Jan Hauner, Pavel Příkaský / Miroslava Večeřová

UK artists: Nina Chua, Nicola Ellis, Maeve Rendle, Evangelia Spiliopoulou

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to announce its collaboration with guest curators Pavel Büchler (Manchester, UK) and Mariana Serranová (Prague, CZ). Büchler and Serranová are working with Castlefield Gallery and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art (Prague, CZ), to deliver an exhibition in two parallel parts, bringing together a number of early career artists from the two cities. The aim is to initiate a dialogue among practices that are developing within an emerging generation in two distinct cultural environments and artistic traditions.
Between May and September 2018 artists from both countries will host one another in their respective countries. During this time Nicola Ellis (Manchester, UK) will travel to Prague to develop a new large-scale sculptural installation for the exhibition space at DOX, and Pavel Příkaský with Miroslava Večeřová (Prague, CZ) will also develop new site-specific work for the exhibition at Castlefield Gallery.
Borrowing its title from a passage in Robert Musil's novella The Confusions of Young Törless (1906) the exhibition focuses on work that seeks to link instinct and imagination with perception and understanding, rather than indulging in critical analysis or the invention of metaphors.
While none of the artists are specifically concerned with questions of cultural identity or background, nor do they typify discernible local strategies, fashions or trends, they nevertheless reflect indirectly a sense of their time and place. Their works show strong, individual positions and attentive engagement with the contemporary world, demonstrating a commitment to art as both an agent and integral part of lived experience.
The works in the exhibition are formally diverse, ranging from the classical genres of drawing, painting and sculpture, to performance and video. They are connected by one characteristic - a trace of time invested in the process of their making or perhaps the passage of time that has left its marks on the surface of things. The works avoid any sense of narrative or historical reference and the connections among them offer no guide to interpretation. They are records of singular observations and discoveries, working and thinking, presented as tentative open-ended propositions rather than definitive statements.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/oh-it-is-easy-to-be-clever-if-one-does-not-know-all-these-questions/

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

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