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Bankley Open Call & Open Studios 2017

Please join us for the opening of our annual Open Call Exhibition and Open Studios Weekend 2017!

Bankley Open Call 2017:
Private View and Prize Giving: Fri 6th October 2017, 6-9pm

Exhibition continues 6th – 28th October 2017
Open 7th, 8th, 14th, 21st & 28th October 12-4pm


Shortlisted artists:

Amber Agha, Iain Andrews, John Angus, David Armes, Phoebe Baines, Richard Baker, Ellie Geary, Sarah Gilman, Lesley Halliwell, Kirsty Harris, Mark Houghton, Bethan Hughes, Gareth Kemp, Christian Mieves, Arthur Roberts, Emma Sandström, Jason Thompson, April Virgoe, Sarah Woodburn

This year's shortlist was selected by Donal Moloney - Artist & Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Paulette Terry Brien - Director of The International 3, Salford; Simon Woolham - Artist and Curator at Paper Gallery, Manchester; Helen Wheeler - Artist and winner of Bankley Open Call 2016



Bankley Open Studios 2017:
Launch Evening: Friday 6th October 2017 6-9pm
Open Studios: 7th & 8th October 12-4pm

Bankley will open three floors of artist studios to the public showcasing the work of over 30 artists working in painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textile, video art and performance, representing the diversity and quality of work by artists currently resident at this artist-led co-operative.

Previous Events at Bankley Gallery

STUDIO 20: A Slow Joy

Studio 20
Third Floor
Bankley Studios & Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 12 – 18 March

An underground film event and mystical creative installation built, curated and realised by the band Groves and good friends presented at Studio20, Bankley Studios,

We invite you to watch a film called A Slow Joy…

The rough cut is the final cut, its slow and long, and we’re showing the film every night for a week within a fun, strange world that we have created within the gallery space.

Exhibition Dates: 12 – 18 March
Opening Event: 12 March, 6-11pm


Installation Opening Times
(By appointment, contact Luca: 07907780779)

12/03 – 6pm – 11pm
13/03 – 6pm – 9pm
14/03 – 6pm – 9pm
15/03 – 6pm – 9pm
16/03 – 6pm – 9pm
17/03 – 6pm – 9pm
18/03 – 10am -1:30pm

A Slow Joy – Film Screenings

13/03 – 9pm – 10:30pm
14/03 – 9pm – 10:30pm
15/03 – 9pm – 10:30pm
16/03 – 9pm – 10:30pm
17/03 – 9pm – 10:30pm
18/03 – 1:30pm – 3pm

Open Call 2015

The Bankley Open Call 2015 returns for the third year. The annual open exhibition once again invites contemporary artists of any age or experience living within the UK, and working in any 2D media, video, or sculpture, to participate and be in with a chance of winning our first prize of £400 and a solo show at Bankley Gallery next year. We also have a second prize of £100 and a month long residency in our project space.

For more information on last year's Open Call winner Holly Rowan Hesson, runner-up Matt Davies and the other exhibitors visit www.bankley.wordpress.com

The selection of work and award of prizes will be made by an impressive panel:

Bryony Bond - Curator, The Whitworth
Matthew Pendergast - Programme Manager, Castlefield Gallery
Paul Stanley - Programme and Engagement Coordinator, CFCCA
Holly Rowan Hesson - Artist, winner of Bankley Open Call 2014

Valley of the Shadow - James Roper

OPENING NIGHT: July 31st, Friday, 6-9pm

Having previously pursued film-making as a side project, through script writing and the making of short films - including the Vimeo Awards shortlisted film 'Outside' - James Roper’s new body of work now uses one of his unfinished screenplays as a document from which to extract and explore themes and ideas, not in film, but within other disciplines, including drawing, video art, installation, music, graphic design and painting.

‘Valley of the Shadow’ will include new drawings and paintings from the series, as well as work that originally debuted in Roper‘s last solo show ‘The Inscending Spiral’ at Mirus Gallery in San Francisco.

View by appointment: August 1st-14th
+ a personal tour around the exhibition from the artist (optional)
Contact:jropermail@gmail.com

**PRINT SALE up to 80% OFF**
Giclée and screen prints will be available to purchase at the opening at discounted prices

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/1461257244192457/

More work from James Roper: www.jroper.co.uk

A6 Dialogue 4

Preview: 10/07/15 7:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday and Sundays 11th - 25th July 2015
12.00 - 4.00pm

An exhibition of new work from contemporary artists in response to a 1966 Art examination paper. Participating artists from Bankley Studios, Cross Street Arts, Mirabel, Neo and Rogue Studios. The work has been produced within a 3 hour timescale.

Bodyworks

6th June - 28th June 2015
Exhibition Open Sat & Sun 12.00 - 4.00pm

Stewart Kelly's forthcoming solo exhibition will take place at Bankley Studios & Gallery in Manchester during June. The exhibition is called Bodyworks and will feature a selection of works he has created over the last 5 years. The exhibition brings together the work from two previous solo exhibitions including Life Lines and Traces. A selection of drawings and a series of new textile/mixed media works will also feature in the exhibition. In addition, Stewart will be artist in residence working in the gallery space developing new works throughout the duration of the exhibition.


Open Weekdays by Appointment. Contact: stewartkelly@outlook.com

Thirty Paintings About Nothing : Martin Olsson & Gary Andrew Clarke

Preview Evening: Friday 13th March, 6-8pm
Open: 14th-31st March

Thirty Paintings About Nothing is a two person exhibition featuring Bankley AIR 2015 Martin Olsson and Bankley studio member Gary Andrew Clarke. The two artists have developed the exhibition following Olsson's artist residency at Bankley Gallery between December 2014 - March 2015.

"Without narrative beyond the paint itself, the works in this show take related yet opposing stances on colour, shape and progression. Movement versus stillness, multitude versus repetition within a reductive field are central aspects in this collection. Hard edges, flatness and adherence to fundamentals also unite these works." Martin Olsson, 2015

A Christmas Pop-Up

Open:
Friday 28th November, 4-8pm
Saturday 29th November, 12-4pm

The Pop-Up offers visitors the perfect opportunity to buy unique gifts and affordable artwork directly from our resident artists. Join us for a mulled wine or something cold from the bar, and see the exciting diversity of work produced at Bankley Studios across our exhibition space and stalls, including prints, paintings, sculpture, jewellery and much more!

SAMs Art will be also be running a drop-in workshop suitable for all ages where you can make your own Festive Decoration on Friday 28th, from 4-7.30pm.

Munkispanner Clothing // Paul Dodgson // Lucy Harvey // Hannah Brown // Raul Gutierrez // Jane Dzisiewski // Clair Graubner // Ian Massey // Jessica Browning // Linda Spiteri // David Jarrett // Martha Jean Lineham // Stewart Kelly // Eric Morris // Stacey Coughlin

RSVP to our Facebook Events Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/330490303806718/

Why not make a night of it with Levy Night Market running over the road from 4-9pm on Friday 28th November? Levenshulme Market

Bankley Open Call & Open Studios 2014

Bankley Open Call 2014
Launch Evening: Friday 10th October, 6-9pm
Open: Saturdays and Sundays until 26th October, 12-4pm
Facebook Events page: www.facebook.com/events/1475817086016676

Congratulations to our first prize winner, Holly Rowan Hesson who has been awarded £500 and a solo show at Bankley Gallery in 2015. Our second prize of £150 Fred Aldous vouchers went to Matt Davies.

This year's shortlist and winners were selected by Chris Bloor, Co-Director of & Model Gallery, Leeds; Kate Jesson, Curator at Manchester City Art Gallery; Kwong Lee, Director of Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Peter Seal, artist and overall winner of Bankley Open Call 2013.



The Bankley Open Call 2014 Shortlist:
Iain Andrews
Holly Rowan Hesson
Lisa Denyer
Claire Tindale
Jessica Edge
Irene Pérez Hernández
Sandra Bouguerch
Corinna Spencer
Stewart Geddes
Jane Fairhurst
Pat Flynn
Aaron Pearce
Matt Davies
Katrin Mäurich
Martin Olsson
Maggie Hargreaves
Gary Andrew Clarke
Cameron Scott
Axel Bottenberg
Jane Lawson


Read more about our selected artists on the Bankley blog.

The Open Call invites contemporary artists of any age or experience living within the UK, and working in any 2D media, video, or sculpture, to participate and be in with a chance of winning our first prize of £500 and a solo show at Bankley Gallery next year. We also have a fantastic second prize of £150 vouchers to spend at Fred Aldous, Manchester.

Read more about the Open Call here: http://www.bankley.org.uk/open-call

Bankley Open Studios 2014
Launch Evening: Friday 10th October 6-9pm
Open Studios: 11th & 12th October 12-4pm

Bankley will open to the public three floors of artist’s studios and the work of over 30 artists, covering all artistic disciplines. Painting and drawing, sculpture and ceramics, photography and video art-forms are represented, show-casing the diversity and quality of work by artists currently resident at this renowned artist co-operative.

A6 Dialogue Two

A6 Dialogue Two : Wrap Party
Saturday 18th August, 2-4pm
The Wrap Party draws to a close the second A6 exhibition with a final chance to view the work and discuss where A6 Dialogue will go next alongside a new performance by artist Mike Chavez-Dawson.

See our Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/479408565494927

A6 Dialogue Two
Private view: 8th August, 6-8pm
Open: Saturday 9th and 16th August, 12-4pm

Bankley are delighted to host A6 Dialogue Two, the second of a series of inspiring conversations between artists and studios around the A6 and further afield.

To find out more please see the A6 Dialogue blog: www.a6dialogue.wordpress.com

Peter Seal

Private view 18th July, 6-8pm
Open: Saturdays and Sundays until 27th July, 11-4pm

Following on from his award of first prize in the inaugural Bankley Open Call exhibition last year, this show presents an opportunity to enjoy a major body of works on canvas and paper by the artist Peter Seal.

Born in Scotland, and resident in Manchester since the early Eighties, Peter Seal has built a solid reputation for his quietly powerful abstract paintings. The work is notable for its subtle geometries and resonant colour. Notwithstanding their apparent simplicity, each of Seal’s paintings can be six to eight weeks in the making, much of which might be not in the physical act of painting itself, but in a highly considered assimilation or “settling time”. The work is notable also for its craftsmanship and its beauty of surface, achieved through a gradual process of layering.

Along with canvases, Seal will also show a substantial group of black and white collages. These are more organic in form and process to the paintings, and serve as a parallel activity.

Read more about the Bankley Open Call: www.bankley.wordpress.com/tag/bankley-open-call-2013

www.peterseal.net