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

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

MMU 2nd Year Fine Art Exhibition

29th April - 4th May
10 am - 4pm
Private View 28th April 7-9pm

This exhibition showcases the work of 3 second year fine art students who specialise in painting. Emma Norman works with the idea of minimal and max use of colour. Jessica Shandley focuses on producing drawings of scenes from various thriller moves. Katie Sharratt is interested in the process behind which art is created.

Boobs, Leaves and Weaves

18-20th April
10am - 4pm
Closes Fri 20th 12pm
Private View 17th April 7-9pm

Sharon Shields explores the role of colour and gender. Lucy Gray uses glitter, embroidery, beads and natural resources to create imaginative worlds. Graham Rimmer draws on the realm of ancient civilisations to make sculpture. My Van Tran uses fairy tales as a resource for collage and painting.

Reverb

30th March - 1st April 2012
Opening evening 30th March 6.00 - 9.00pm

Gallery Open 11.00 - 5.00pm

REVERB an exhibition event

Students from the MA Contemporary Fine Art course at Salford University invite you to join them in an interim exhibition at Bankley Gallery. Diverse in their approach these artists offer an insight into contemporary art coming out of Salford University, each using the space to explore their practice within the gallery context. Disciplines range from the traditional to the digital and includes performance art, with two live performances taking place on the opening night. This showcase will prove to be an exciting insight into emerging artists from the North West.


For more information: reverb.exhibition@gmail.com

Magical Gardens

13th March - 26th March 2012

Cedar Mount High School and Stanley Grove Primary School present an exhibition of pupils' artwork

By Appointment Only.
Please contact to arrange a visit:
t.chetwood@cedarmount.manchester.sch.uk
gallery@bankley.org.uk

Captured Images - The Photograph Comes to Prison - Michael Jacobson-Hardy

Gallery Opening Times: Saturday and Sunday 29th & 30th October and 5th & 6th November.

Other viewings by appointment only.
Contact Carolyncurtismagri@hotmail.com

Bankley Gallery and The Windows Project are hosting an exhibition of photography by Michael Jacobson-Hardy from America.

The event celebrates the opening of The European Prison Education Conference taking place at The Midland Hotel in Manchester at the end of October. Delegates from many different countries will be visiting the gallery to see the photographs, which given an amazing insight into prison life.

Hung, Drawn and Quartered

17-18th, 24-25th September and 1-2nd October
11-5pm

Preview Friday 16th September 6-9

We are really pleased to be hosting an exhibition from Arena Studios and Gallery from Liverpool for our annual Open Weekend and beyond.

Artists will be drawing in the gallery during the preview and exhibiting a mixture of drawings and installation pieces which will be both innovative and challenging.