News from Artists at Bankley Studios Manchester

Current Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

John Moores Painting Prize 2018

Bankley member Joe O'Rourke is one of five prize-winning finalists nominated to win the John Moores Painting Prize, with his painting 'GIANTS'.

The John Moores Painting Prize 2018 exhibition will take place between 14 July - 18 November 2018. The gallery is open Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm.

First held in 1957, the John Moores Painting Prize is the UK's best-known painting competition and is named after Sir John Moores (1896-1993), the sponsor of the prize. The competition culminates in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery every two years, which forms a key strand of the Liverpool Biennial.

The name of the first prize winning artist for John Moores Painting Prize 2018 will be announced on Thursday 12 July.

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/jm2018/artist-list.aspx


Walker Art Gallery
William Brown Street
Liverpool
L3 8EL

Tracing Paper 2018

Iain Andrews / David Armes / Oliver Binnian / Jack Brown / Niki Colclough / Tina Dempsey / William Hughes / Ruth Murray / David Penny / Ruby Tingle

Exhibition dates: 30 June – 11 August 2018
Private View: Friday 29 June 2018, 6-9pm

Tracing PAPER is culmination PAPER's mentoring scheme in a group show exploring coming of age, meditative miniatures, hair prints on bus windows, Google Earth, filing systems, nightmare figures and studio leftovers. After ten months on the Tracing PAPER mentoring scheme, ten artists from the North West will exhibit brand new works based on paper at PAPER. Each artist will present work developed throughout the period of the mentoring scheme. Tracing PAPER is supported through Arts Council of England’s Grants For the Arts scheme.

For more information click here: www.paper-gallery.co.uk/tracing-paper-2018

Twice as Nice

Bankley members Paul Dodgson, Axel Bottenberg, David Lunt, and Joe O'Rourke are exhibiting two works each in Twice as Nice at PS Mirabel.

30th June - 11th August 2018
Open Saturdays 11-5pm

PV 29th June 6-9pm

PS Mirabel is an artist run project and exhibition space in the centre of Manchester.

Mirabel Studios, 14/20 Mirabel Street
Manchester. M3 1PJ

http://www.psmirabel.co.uk/index.html

Upcoming Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

Techne

Artists: Roxana Allison, Tyrone Anderson, Mario Popham

Preview: 21st July 2018
Exhibition until: 12th August 2018
Open Thursday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

An exhibition of recent work by the photographic technicians at The University of Bolton.
The word ‘techne’ is the term given by ancient Greeks to the practice of making and doing, as opposed to ‘episteme’ which is related to knowing. In their guise as technicians, it is the making and doing and the promotion of craft and skill that defines their role. These skills that have been honed over years are regularly put into the service of their own creative concerns. This exhibition showcases their personal photographic
endeavours that are wide-ranging and ambitious in scope.

Bankley member Roxana Allison will be showcasing part of her series Operation Jurassic. A photographic collaboration between brother and sister Pablo and Roxana Allison, Operation Jurassic explores the emotional journey leading up to and after Pablo’s imprisonment, revealing personal moments and emotions. The compilation of legal documentation, paperwork, letters, drawings, diaries and photographs provide the viewer with an intimate approach of the process whilst reflecting on issues of freedom of
expression and the criminal justice system in the United Kingdom.

eo:studios is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation based in Bolton, founded to aid the development of creative practitioners.

www.neoartists.co.uk

neo:gallery23
The Market Place
Bolton
BL1 2AL

Previous Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

5D

5D is an interactive, immersive installation from Bankley member Paul Dodgson with a performance created by Eliza Caloe and Aiden Ross.


SLOE Gallery
Mirabel Studios, 14/20 Mirabel Street, M3 1PJ Manchester


PV 6th April 2017 6-9pm
Open Sat 11-5pm until 13th May 2017

sloegallery.com/

...in Dark Times

Bankley member James Ackerley is exhibiting in '...In Dark Times', an exhibition on the thingness of things in the age of the thingless medium, alongside Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton, Bex Ilsley, Charlie Godet Thomas, Lindsey Mendick, and Zadie Xa.

PV 23 Feb 6-8pm
24 Feb - 15 Apr 2017
Open Wednesday -Sunday, 1-6pm

Castlefield Gallery
2 Hewitt Street
Manchester, M15 4GB

http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/


When It's Gone It's Gone

A solo exhibition by Bankley member Claire Tindale

Opening event Friday 3rd March 2017, 5-7pm
4th March - 4th April 2017 | Open Saturdays 1-5pm


When It’s Gone It’s Gone is an exhibition of work comprising installation and sculpture which expands on a piece commissioned by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, for the exhibition Miniature World. Through a combination of miniature and full-scale objects, the work invites the viewer to consider our use of dwindling natural resources.

http://asmallview.co.uk/when-it's-gone-it's%20gone.html

A Small View
Gostins Arcade, 32-36 Hanover Street,
Liverpool, L1 4LN

The Dialogue of the Dogs

Francesca Maffeo Gallery is delighted to present ‘The Dialogue of the Dogs’ by Richard Page, This new body of work is a documentary project that depicts the cultural, political and economic landscape of central Spain today.

‘The Dialogue of the Dogs’ takes its title from the Cervantes novel of the same name, in which we imagine two dogs given the gift of speech for one night. In Cervantes’ story, the two dogs tell of the cruelty of their masters and corruption of humanity.

“Like a modern day Don Quixote, Page sets out on a voyage across La Mancha, Spain, and much like Cervantes’ hero he manages to reveal the timeless essence of the land. Quiet and surreal, the landscapes in ‘The Dialogue of the Dogs’ are the setting for unexpected encounters, resonances of Cervantes’ main themes: power, illusion and truth.” Rodrigo Orrantia, Art Historian and Curator


FRANCESCA MAFFEO GALLERY
no. 284 Leigh Road
Leigh on Sea
Essex SS9 1BW

Opening Hours:
Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat: 10.00am-5.00pm
Wed: 10.00am-2.30pm


http://www.francescamaffeogallery.com/exhibitions-current

Miniature Worlds

Bankley member Claire Tindale is exhibiting in 'Miniature Worlds' at Castlefield Gallery, alongside Iain Andrews, Annie Carpenter, Paul Evans, Hondartza Fraga, Steven Gartside and Eleanor Mulhearn, Matthew Houlding, Manchester Astronomical Society, Monty and Simon O’Sullivan.

This winter Castlefield Gallery brings you Miniature World, an exhibition of film, sculpture, 2D work, astronomical artefacts, miniature models, and diagrams of the finite-infinite relation. Acknowledging our relentless pursuit for knowledge, the exhibition considers the potential of things in small-scale to help us understand, document and communicate the world in which we find ourselves, ultimately arriving at the joy we find in these modest-sized artefacts in their own right.

Exhibition PV 6pm-8pm on Thursday 17 November with welcoming speeches from outgoing Director, Kwong Lee and Castlefield Gallery’s new Director, Helen Wewiora at 6:30pm.

Exhibition continues: 18 November 2016 - 22 January 2017 (Closed for the festive season: 24 Dec 2016 – 3 Jan 2017)
Gallery open Wed – Sun 1-6pm

Castlefield Gallery
2 Hewitt Street, M15 4GB Manchester

www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/miniature-world/

Division of Labour

Exhibition Opening: 6-8pm, Thursday, 1st December 2016

Exhibition Continues until 10th December 2016

Rogue Artists' Studios & Project Space,
66-72 Chapeltown Street,
Piccadilly,
Manchester,
M1 2WH

Bankley member Helen Wheeler is taking part in this exhibition which concludes Rogue's 2016 artistic programme. Division of Labour draws on Manchester's relationship with industry through newly commissioned works by Robin Megannity, Jenny Steele, Jenny Walker and Helen Wheeler, who explore the purpose and place of production in the city, and the commercial landscape that threatens it.

www.facebook.com/events/693572864154756/

John Moores Painting Prize 2016

9 July - 27 November 2016, Open daily 10am-5pm

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Bankley member Linda Hemmersbach's painting 'January' has been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize 2016.

From George Orwell’s 'Animal Farm' to a statue of an assassinated politician, the sources of inspiration behind the paintings in this year's exhibition are varied and wide-ranging. Similarly diverse are the painting materials used by some of this year’s artists, from Plasticine on an altered book cover to acrylic on sheets of industrial aluminium foil.

A theme explored in a number of entries is the act of painting itself, with several works exploring the significance, challenges and value of this medium. Three of the exhibiting artists are undergoing or have recently completed the Turps Art School correspondence course, designed specifically for painters.

Open to all painters in the UK, works for the exhibition have been selected anonymously by an independent jury. The Prize continues to honour the principles of open submission and democratic selection.

The exhibition is part of Liverpool Biennial 2016 - a festival of newly commissioned contemporary art from around the world. It takes place from 9 July until 16 October across the city in public spaces, galleries and online.

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/jm2016/index.aspx

Excuse Me While I Am Changing

Rogue Project Space Manchester

Saturday and Sundays, 15-23 October, 12-5pm (or by appointment)

Preview: Friday 14th October, 6-9pm alongside Rogue Open Studio

Coinciding with Rogue Open Studios, Rogue Project Space presents Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Michelle Shields, Matthew Bamber, and Linda Hemmersbach in 'Excuse Me While I Am Changing'. Curated by Lucy Harvey, new drawing, painting, making and photography respond to evidence of the city’s expansion in the liminal and shifting space which surrounds Rogue.

Rogue Project Space, First Floor, 66-72 Chapeltown Street, Manchester, M1 2WH

http://rastudios.co.uk/project-space/

Realism on the Edge

Bankley member Raul Loya Gutierrez is exhibiting in 'Realism on the Edge' at PS Mirabel, a show of contemporary realist painting selected by Axel Bottenberg. The show features the work of Jane Fairhurst, Ilona Kiss, David Hancock, Loya Gutierrez and Axel Bottenberg.

" Figurative art describes artwork—particularly paintings and sculptures—that is clearly derived from real object sources, and are therefore by definition representational.

For most of the 20th century the discussion of modern painting has largely ignored figurative works in favour of the significant avant-garde movements—from Cubism to Minimalism—that embraced abstraction. Only a few movements to include figuration (like Surrealism and Pop) would make their way into "high art" discourse.

Many artists who use figurative art to communicate a critical narrative find themselves in a void situated somewhere in between the “nice” art sold in commercial galleries and the overtly conceptual work that most artist-led or alternative venues seem to prefer.

I have selected a diverse range of Manchester based painters whose practice embraces realism, whilst having an edgy, dark narrative.

Welcome to the dark side. "
- Axel Bottenberg


PV 29th September 6-9pm

Mirabel Studios, 14/20 Mirabel Street
Manchester. M3 1PJ

Open every Saturday 11am to 5 pm and by appointment.

http://psmirabel.co.uk/

Piecework by James Ackerley

Exhibition dates: 16th September - 22nd October

For Piecework, the fifth exhibition in Oriel Wrecsam’s PERICLO series, James Ackerley will present an installation as a twisted yet refined paradigm of his studio. Ackerley’s meticulous process-led practice will come to the fore in this enlightening display-cum-physical catalogue. His recent work puts a strong emphasis on the studio as a place of making, taking-apart and reassembling. Using a narrow palette of inexpensive, malleable materials, he makes small scale object-based works as a method of exploring the fundamental principles of art making and studio-practice, whilst also drawing elements from design and architecture. The exhibition timeline will be separated into three increments, reflecting the very modular and incomplete nature of Ackerley’s work.

James Ackerley (b. Wrexham, 1990) is a Manchester-based artist, who previously studied at Coleg Cambria, Wrexham, and Manchester Metropolitan University. He currently holds a studio at Bankley Studios, Manchester.

P E R I C L O
10 South Arcade, Chester Street, LL13 8BE Wrexham

http://periclo.org/
http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/community/arts_centre/gallery_1.htm