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

Beautiful Women With Depression

Andrew Gilmore

23 October - 8 November 2009
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Preview: Friday 23 October, 19.00 - 21.00
Wrap party: Friday 6 November, 19.00 – 21.00, performance at 20.00

The exhibition is about contrasts. You see an attractive woman strolling through town, wearing designer clothes you automatically assumed she has everything you want: status and wealth and happiness. It's often far from the truth.
Western culture blows up our superficial side. Were all superficial- its our instinct when it comes to appearance. It's down to the individual to cognitize that.
In the paintings glossy magazine cuttings are set next to scribbles and crude brush strokes. I find mass media imagery as beguiling as I do poisonous. The collage and other materials make up narratives. Some are intentional others are accidental.

For more information
email: gilmore.art@hotmail.com

Weather or Not

Laura Tester & Alan Freeman

3 October - 11 October 2009
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Preview: Friday 2 October, 19.00 - 22.00

This exhibition of work inspired by the weather by artists Laura Tester and Alan Freeman opens in conjunction with Bankley's yearly Open Studio event (see news and events for more details).

For more information about the featured artists visit:
www.lauratester.com
www.alanfreeman.org.uk

Open Studios

3 & 4 October 2009
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Preview: Friday 2 October, 19.00 - 22.00 pm

The yearly event when resident artists open their studio spaces to the viewing public. This year the Open Studios event is accompanied by an exhibition of work by Laura Tester and Alan Freeman in the Gallery.

Art, Kind Of

Hannah Morris, Simon Clear & Rachael Statham

Bankley Studios Gallery

9 August - 14 August 2009
12.00 - 18.00 pm

Preview: Saturday 8 August, 18.30 - late
Drinks, food, live music... kind of

An exhibition of new young painting, drawing and sculpture.

New Improved Everything But Angels

Nicholas J Ridehalgh

Bankley Studios Gallery

4 July - 26 July 2009
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm
or by appointment tel: 01625 267391

Preview: Friday 3 July, 7 - 10 pm

The Psychiatrist said, “I think we can get him back”

This is the most recent glimpse into the visionary world of English painter Nicholas J Ridehalgh, a point in time capturing his pursuit of the other in paint & drawing.

Nothing is Ever Black or White

Bankley Studios Gallery

30 May - 21 June 2009
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Preview: Friday 29 May, 7 - 10 pm

SoTart Contemporary Artists invite you to Bankley Studios & Gallery for their latest exhibition

Open Studios 2008 & Fair Play

Bankley House Studios & Gallery

The annual event which invites the public into the working spaces of the Artists. Fair Play an exhibition in the Gallery.

Fair Play is supported by Arts Council of England, North West and The Levenshulme Festival