Events in the Gallery at Bankley Studios Manchester

Current Events at Bankley Gallery

BLANK LIONS

Katrin Hanusch
Linda Hemmersbach
Jack Vickridge
Isobel Wohl


PV Friday 15th June 2018, 7-9pm (with a reading by Isobel Wohl)
Exhibition continues until 30th June 2018
Open Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment


BLANK LIONS brings together four UK-based artists working in sculpture, drawing and painting. Interested in the ‘Un’ within ‘Un-knowing’, the works play with a reversal of known processes and the un-doing of learned knowledge, questioning clarity and the pre-meditated within the making process.

Sharing a material-driven approach, particular attention is paid to touch, surface, colour and arrangement. Materials from the artists’ everyday surroundings are selected for their specific physical and pictorial qualities– concrete, mud, biodegradable plastic packaging or discarded laptop screens. The magnification of these qualities draws attention to the act of looking and questions the way we touch and experience the world. Muted tones reminiscent of the palette of Piero della Francesca hint at times of transition within the natural world, just as the works on display move from one visual language to another.

BLANK LIONS refers to the term HIC SVNT LEONES (Here are lions), which was used by Roman and Medieval cartographers when denoting unknown territories on maps. Rather than striving towards eventually discovering and naming unknown locations, the artists seem to be interested in moving towards a state of blankness; erasing that which is unnecessary and allowing space for the presence of something that cannot be named. Subtle stitching on transparent plastic, silent screens void of information, calligraphic marks reminiscent of landscapes and scattered fragments of dusty–coloured cement, suggest that blankness and muteness can be forms of understanding rather than things to be identified.

When we imagine the works as ‘texts from a language that has not been given to us to read’(Berger, J.), meaning is found within the gaps of information, where absence is filled with resonance and new possibilities arise within the loss of solidity.

Previous Events at Bankley Gallery

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

A6

[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

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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.


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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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Twitter @VenturesInArt
RSVP : VenturesInArt@virginmedia.com
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