Events in the Gallery at Bankley Studios Manchester

Current Events at Bankley Gallery

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

Unmade In England - Amanda Whewell

Private View: Friday 13th June, 6-9pm
Open: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 5th July, 11-4pm

Unmade in England emerged from a process based project which involved deconstructing charity shop clothes and reconstructing them into balls of yarn and quilted fabric. The resulting yarn and quilts had the potential to be transformed into something else...

Pre-used clothing & household textiles are unmade and remade to create evolving artworks. The familiarity of the materials makes the work accessible and evocative whilst the demolition process harbours disturbing undertones.

The fabrics have individual histories from which secrets can be discovered and fragments recognized to tell a story or ignite a memory.

Amanda will be running free workshops inspired by the exhibition on 21, 22, 28, 29 June, details to follow on www.unmadeinengland.blogspot.com

A Dream Within a Dream

Private View: 15th May 6-9pm
Open: Saturdays 17th May - 7th Jun, 12.30-5.30pm

Plus Space Coventry presents Karl Bielik, Claudia Boese, Valerie Brennan,
Sarah McNulty, Sophie Rees, Melanie Russell,
Sabine Tress

"Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?"
Edgar Allan Poe

The exhibition takes its title from a work by Sabine Tress, ‘A dream within a dream’, 2014. The Edgar Allan Poe poem which it shares the same name with is a poem about trying to distinguish between reality and fantasy.

In a similar way to dreaming, the activity of abstract painting often treads the line between reality and fantasy, sometimes it is hard to separate the two from each other. The unconscious state of dreaming offers us access to different memories and ideas, whilst in painting we can often look back at created paintings and realise that something has been included in the work from a previous memory.

The fully immersive activity of creating an abstract painting, with the full involvement, and the enjoyment of the process can create a kind of flow. This cognitive flow is a well accepted an idea proposed by Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Cognitive flow suggests that some activities creates an energized focus, and results in all your attention being put into the task at hand with no more attention being left for anything else. There is a merging of action and awareness as well as improvement of performance which results in a intrinsically rewarding experience.

The focus of flow can offer clear goals and direction which in turn offers great feedback, giving the painter the feeling that their actions matter and have a real effect on the painting and world.

A Dream within a Dream continues a thread of Pluspace exhibitions, such as Painted Thought (2014), Without an Edge there is no Middle (2013), Form / Function (2013) and Meditations (2013), that examines contemporary painting.

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Mind Flux

7-9pm
A group exhibition featuring artwork by first year students studying on BA Visual Arts
At University of Salford
http://www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/visual-arts#tab_year_2014-15

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100 Adapted Orphans - Jo Clements

Opening event Thursday 1st May 2014, 6-8pm
Open 12-4pm from 2-7th May 2014

The exhibition will show 100 films, displayed as QR codes, that make up the work '100 Adapted Orphans'. Random glimpses of narrative experienced both via the printed text and within the films' content, construct an incomplete and therefore partly imagined analysis of real situations, individuals, theories and movements. The films have been sourced from online moving image archives and respond to the artists ongoing research into the relationships between original intent/provenance, digital consumer and object, copyright and the resulting implications/tensions for the re-appropriation of existing materials.

www.joclements.co.uk

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[Off site event]

A group show featuring artists from Bankley Studios & Gallery, Mirabel and Third Floor Studios

Preview evening: Friday 7th March, 6-9pm at PS Mirbel, Mirabel Street, M3 1PJ
Open Saturdays 11-5pm, until 19th April

http://bankley.wordpress.com/
http://psmirabel.co.uk/

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.


For full details please refer to: http://verbmanchester.com

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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