Events in the Gallery at Bankley Studios Manchester

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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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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

Art by Natural Definition - Eileen O'Rourke

Private view
Friday 10th August 6.30 onwards

Show runs 11th - 19th August
11.00 - 4.00pm

'This art series is in two parts and explores natural identity using two modes of expression: hair sewing and drawing. The nurture/nature debate is addressed in the first half of this series with the use of hair. The 2nd half of the series uses found natural matter and extends its aesthetic characteristic through an evolutionary drawing principle. Techniques within the works may lead down a blind alley in the way an evolutionary tree 'stumps' when the environmental demand surpasses innate abilities. While escaping into the drawing, various evolutionary avenues will become evident.'

60 Drawings

Private view
Friday 1st June 6 - 9pm

Live Performance By
Kirsty Almeida
7.15 - 8.15 pm

Gallery open
2nd - 8th June
11am - 5pm

60 Artists have been asked to submit one drawing in an exhibition that lays bare the tradition of drawing in individual contemporary practices. With the democracy of open submission, '60 Drawings' is curated by Carolyn Curtis Magri and Gary James Williams and intends to explore, define and celebrate the locality and discipline of drawing in its diverse forms within the practices of participating artists.

The artists include Pavel Buchler, Sophia Crilly, Kevin Dalton-Johnson, David Hancock, Jenny Core, Daksha Patel, James Roper, Mit Senoj, Daniel Fogarty, Mary Griffiths and many other local and international artists.

Preview Event Sponsored by Barefoot Wines

Cupcakes provided by McIntosh and Farrar Cupcake Creators