Events in the Gallery at Bankley Studios Manchester

Upcoming Events at Bankley Gallery

Strange Little Things

Private View 26th May 2017 6-9pm
Exhibition continues until 4th June 2017
Open Sat & Sun 12- 5pm

Organised and curated by Bankley member Axel Bottenberg

Darren Adcock, Iain Andrews, Clyve Bonelle, Axel Bottenberg, Jemima Brown, Ben Coode-Adams, Paul Dodgson, Jane Fairhurst, David Hancock, Pascal Nichols, Claire Tindale, Teresa Wilson


The human figure has fascinated artists since the beginning of mankind. A lump of clay, fashioned into a human shape, a simple carving from wood or stone. The human figure is without doubt the most recognised form of sculpture in the world.

Axel Bottenberg has chosen a number of artists who have been making small scale human / humanoid figures to contribute to this show. Each artist has their own approach to using the human figure, but an overriding element is their use of a quirky nature or strange narrative.

Some artists are already fairly established, and Axel knew their work from within the Manchester art scene, others are less known and were recommended to him by friends; some he stumbled across in art events, some are long term friends whose work he respects and values.

Previous Events at Bankley Gallery

VERB Project #5

Public Launch: Friday 29th November 2013 | 6-9pm | Open invitation

Site responsive art will exist on site until Saturday 30th November 6pm | Opening times 12-6pm

Sound archive will exist until Sunday 1st December | Opening times 12-6pm

For 24HRS a series of site responsive art works will exist spanning the four floors of Bankley House, Levenshulme.

There will be a sound archive made of the artists’ engagement leading up to this point, then the audiences engagement with the exhibition. The artworks will then be destroyed and traces of the creative engagement will remain only through audio recordings.

This project will bring together artists from Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

Benjamin Plimmer, Carrieanne Cara Vivianette, Hazel Roberts, Jade Currie, Joanna Hutton, Kathryn Miller, Liam Maloney, Rebecca Rogers, Ricki James, Sarah Riseborough & Thomas Evans.


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OPEN CALL 2013 Wrap Party

Saturday 26th October 6-9pm


Bankley Studios & Gallery are pleased to invite members of the public to celebrate the success of their inaugural Open Call exhibition with our Wrap Party on the 26th October at 6 till 9pm.

We've all had such an amazing and absorbing experience, and it seems only fitting for us to finish on a high note and with a bang.

So please join us at our gallery space for a last chance to enjoy our fantastic exhibition, a drink, some nibbles and warm atmosphere.

As part of Levenshulme Festival
www.levenshulmefestival.co.uk

Bankley OPEN CALL 2013

Private View & Awards Ceremony - Friday 4th October 6 - 9pm

Exhibition open - 5-6th, 10-13th, 17-20th, 24-25th October 12 - 4pm


Bankley Open Call 2013 is the first in a proposed annual series of exhibitions selected from submissions from UK artists. This inaugural show includes an exciting range of contemporary work - diverse in style, media and scale - selected by a professional panel.

The panel was comprised of Sophia Crilly, artist and curator, co-director of Bureau, Manchester; Mary Griffiths, curator of Modern Art, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Mark Kennard, artist and co-director of Bureau, Manchester; Katy Saide, co-owner of Trove, Levenshulme.

There are two major prizes and the opportunity for the overall winner to exhibit at Bankley Gallery in 2014.

Prizewinners will be announced at our awards ceremony on the evening of the private view, Friday 4th October.


Short-listed Artists:
John Brennan
Jenny Core
Robin Megannity
Carolyn Curtis-Magri
Lisa Denyer
Aylwin Greenwood-Lambert
Willow Rowlands
Peter Seal

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Bankley OPEN CALL 2013 - Submissions

16 August 2013

The Bankley Open Call 2013 is our first annual open exhibition inviting 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. We also have a fantastic second prize of £200 vouchers to spend at Fred Aldous, Manchester.

Our prizes will be judged by an impressive panel:

Mark Kennard - Director of Bureau Gallery, Manchester
Sophia Crilly - Director and Curator of Bureau Gallery, Manchester Mary Griffiths - Curator of Modern Art at Whitworth Gallery, Manchester Katy Saide - Owner of Trove, Levenshulme, Manchester

SUBMISSION DATE: 16TH AUGUST, 2013
ENTRY FEE: £10

SUBMISSION DATE: 16TH AUGUST, 2013 --- Exhibition starts from 4th Oct with PV and Awards ceremony.
Then Thursday - Sunday, 12-4pm until 25th Oct, 2013

What It Feels Like

An Exhibition of Female Artists
at Bankley Studios

Preview Event Friday 2nd August 6.00 - 9.00pm
Show runs: 2 - 15th August

Reflecting on 'the Divine' and Beauty and questioning the Value of the Ordinary.
Ugliness can be Beautiful, The Natural Sublime and Feminine Masculine; The meaning of the words can be described by a system of signs defined by our perception of things, it depends on the way we see.

This exhibition will be exploring these ideas from a female perspective... 'What It Feels Like'.

Alba Yruela - http://www.albayruela.com/
Faye Johnson - http://www.fayecoraljohnson.com/
Bryony Jackson - http://www.bryonyjackson.net/
Alex Humphreys - http://alexhumphreys.tumblr.com/
Jess Higgins - http://jesshiggins.tumblr.com/
Tine Bek - http://tinebek.com/
Lucy Jones - http://lucy-jones.tumblr.com/
Hannah Mort - http://hannahmort.tumblr.com/


Afterparty 2nd August from 9pm,
@ the Klondyke Club, Levenshulme

LADY NEPTUNE
KAATSKILL MOUNTAINS
ANNA-LOUISA
Typical Girls DJs

One Two

One Two presents the work of Nina Chua with that of Tiago Duarte in an exhibition that addresses the aesthetic relationship between two works.

The work was selected by Mary Griffiths and invites the viewer into the common subtleties inhabiting each artists’ practice, such as the linear space between areas of print and drawing or the line of a journey that functions here as a common denominator for the show.

Preview: Thursday 21st March, 6-9pm

Opening times: 22nd-24th March, 12.30-3.30pm

Please contact both ninachua1@hotmail.com and du_arte@hotmail.com to arrange an alternative viewing time.

Susan Aggarwal - A Beautiful Nature

Ventures In Art is delighted to present Susan Aggarwal’s latest art exhibition and open studio weekend in celebration of her new studio space in Levenshulme.

To be held on the 17 & 18 November at
Bankley Studio & Gallery
12:00 - 4:00 pm

The exhibition will include her latest collection of originals, limited edition prints and a booklet of poems sharing her experiences.

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SusanAggarwalArt@gmail.com

ImagiNation Art Workshop

Sat 27th October 2012
12.30 – 3.30pm

At Bankley Studios and Gallery

Welcome to the land of creativity and inspiration!

Come and join us to make a temporary glimpse of a magical world of all things arty. Help us plant a fantastical forest and bring your own cardboard boxes etc. to build a gigantic landscape of recycled materials.

FREE (Donations welcome towards cost of materials)
Suitable for ages 3 upwards

For more information, contact:
stacey@sams-art.co.uk

As part of Levenshulme Festival: www.levenshulmefestival.co.uk

re MONTAGE - Julie Del'Hopital

In re MONTAGE the artist asks ‘Is there a transformative energy in destruction? Do things have to break down before something new can occur?'

'One of my art practices from 2008 until 2012 has been mostly executed at home, drawings images from different resources: National Geographic, books, personal photographs... on recycle boards. And as an image maker, they will get destroyed and transformed to create one artwork.’

Private view:
Friday 21 September 6pm – 9pm

Opening times for Gallery exhibition:
Monday 24 September 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 25 September 10am – 5pm
Monday 1 October 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 2 October 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 October 10am – 5pm

Interim II

Friday 31 August 2012
6.00 - 8.00pm

Sat 1 & Sun 2 September 11.00 - 4.00pm

For more information:
www.interim-art.blogspot.com