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

Fadil Ademi @ Bankley Gallery

You are invited to an exhibition of new works by painter Fadil Ademi.

Monday 15 March - 31 March 2010
Every evening from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fadil works in oil paint and oil pastels creating images that explore colour and form within still life.

The works featured in this exhibition are exciting, current and bold.

We hope to see you there.

For more information, please look here:

http://fadilademi.blogspot.com/

The Pilgrimage of Lost Children and other Stories

Iain Andrews

20 November - 6 December
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Preview: Friday 20th November 7 - 9pm

Talk by the artist: Saturday 21st November 2pm

At Bankley Studios & Gallery

To coincide with his forthcomming appearance on BBC2's Saatchi's Best of British
Manchester based painter Iain Andrews will be showing a selection of new works.

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