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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

Scenius

Bankley members Joe O'Rourke and Linda Hemmersbach are showing new paintings in 'Scenius'.

PV 16th August 2018 6-9pm
Exhibition continues until 22nd September 2018
Open Saturdays 11-5pm or by appointment


To launch Bunker Gallery (formerly Sloe) the Catflap Collective are taking over PS Mirabel and the basement to present a group show of selected painters. The Catflap Collective are a group of recent art graduates from MMU who will be taking over the Mirabel basement space and curating a programme of shows over the coming 12 months. We are very excited about the freshly named Bunker and hope you will join us and get your first taste of this new project. The Catflap collective are Stephen Barr, Ryan Brown, Ellis Edwards, gwen Evans, Bel Holland, Arthur Simons, Olly Stapleton and Katie Tomlinson.


Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1

Previous Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

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.

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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

The Manchester Contemporary 2016

Bankley members Helen Wheeler, James Ackerley and Linda Hemmersbach will be exhibiting at Manchester Contemporary 2016, with Manifest Arts, New Work and Paper Gallery.

The Manchester Contemporary is the foremost UK art fair outside London for world class critically engaged contemporary art. It returns for its eight edition to Old Granada Studios from 22nd -25th September 2016.

Taking place alongside Buy Art Fair, The Manchester Contemporary is an unrivalled incubator of artistic talent. Using bold curatorial judgement it offers works for sale from the most exciting, critically engaged contemporary artists and galleries, many of whom then embark on the international art fair network.

With a record number of new galleries hailing from London, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Salford, Preston, Liverpool, Cardiff, Nottingham, Middlesbrough and Worcester, The Manchester Contemporary encourages and de-mystifies engagement with contemporary art, creating a fresh and engaging journey of discovery for all that choose to join it.

Opening Night
Thursday 22 September 2016 17.30 - 21.00

Public Days
Friday 23 September 2016 11.00 - 18.00
Saturday 24 September 2016 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 25 September 2016 10.00 - 17.00

http://www.themanchestercontemporary.co.uk/

Start Where You Are: Second Degree Potentias

Bloc Projects, 71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield, S1 4RB

10 September 2016 – 17 September 2016
Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6 pm
Preview: Friday 9 September 6 – 8 pm

Start Where You Are: Second Degree Potentias is a new exhibition that will explore the idea of the Potentia – an alternative form of social organisation centered around human flourishing and environmental sustainability. A Potentia is similar to a Utopia, but does not carry the baggage of idealism and impossibility often associated with Utopia; a Potentia has its roots in the here-and-now, and it is possible to map out the steps that can take us from the present day to a Potentia.

Presented at Bloc Projects, an artist-led project space in the centre of Sheffield from 10th to 17th September, it will include newly commissioned and recent works by 11 artists based across the UK: Clare Bonetree, Sandra Bouguerch, Roger Bygott, Tim Etchells, Annie Harrison, Ellie Harrison, Jane Lawson, James Marriott, John Newling, Monty, Claire Tindale and Lea Torp Nielsen.


http://seconddegreepotentias.wordpress.com/

PS Mirabel SPECTRUM Open Exhibition

Bankley members Lisa Peasey, Mike Slater and Linda Hemmersbach have been selected for the 2016 Annual Open Exhibition at PS Mirabel.

For 'Spectrum' PS Mirabel invited submissions for their Art Prize which featured colour in their final appearance.

Opening PV : 1st July 2016

Exhibition continues every Saturday 11-5 until 13th of August 2016

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://psmirabel.co.uk/

A6 Dialogue: MIGRATE

Exhibition open:
Saturday 30th April 11-3pm,
Saturday 7 May 11-3pm,
Saturday 14 May 11-3pm
and by appointment

Private view: Friday 22nd April 7-9pm

An exhibition from artists working along the A6 corridor - in response to the theme Migrate.

Participating artists are from a number of prominent Manchester and North West based studios, including; Bankley Studios, Cross Street Arts, PS Mirabel, Suite Studios and 3rd Floor Studios.

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