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Upcoming Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

Curiosities Exhibition

Bankley member Helen Wheeler is taking part in the group exhibition 'Curiosities' at AIR Gallery in Altrincham.

Curiosities is an exhibition of extraordinary artwork that celebrates the curious and unusual in modern day art. Featuring the work of 12 prominent artists from across the U.K, this exhibition
aims to entice, excite and encourage visitors to explore.

Curiosity in itself is a fundamental part of any artist; that need to analyze, inquire and experiment is the starting point of any work of art. The inquisitive mind of the artist is reflected throughout the works on show, with artworks that dissect, transform and fall outside the usual constraints.

Exhibition dates: Thursday 2nd November- Saturday 9th December.

Opening Event: Thursday 2nd November: 18:00–20:00

AIR Gallery
Grosvenor Road
Altrincham
WA14 1LD

www.facebook.com/events/355851631486860

Previous Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

Auto Exilo / Self Exile by Raul Loya

15 October - 15 December 2015

Instituto Cervantes
326/330 Deansgate
Manchester
M3 4FN

Solo exhibition showing some of the artist's best works from 2008-2015, including painting and prints.

Mondays to Fridays 10am-6pm.
Free Entry.

Multiply

Claire Tindale & Helen Wheeler are taking part in the group exhibition "Multiply" @ PS Mirabel in Manchester City Centre.

"Multiply" is a selling show of affordable contemporary artist editions, prints and multiples.

Preview: 12th November 6-9pm

Open every Saturday 11-5pm until 12th December 2015

14-20 Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ

http://psmirabel.co.uk

The Day of the Dead is coming to Levenshulme!

Saturday 7 November 2015
Project Space, Bankley Studios & Gallery
4 - 8pm

The Day of the Dead is coming to Levenshulme!

Join us in our Day of the Dead ofrenda (altar) this 7th November from 4pm to 8pm at Bankley Studios Project Space on the 3rd Floor, in Levenshulme. This is a great opportunity to see and learn about one of Mexico's most well-known traditions around the world, you won't be disappointed!

Free entry, free hot drink and everyone welcome! Bring a piece of fruit or candle to make it grow during the day! Everyone welcome, children friendly!

Our ofrenda is in memory of those who have been killed - ordinary people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time - during the ongoing low intensity war in Mexico since 2006 and activists, journalists and human rights defenders who have been murdered by the Mexican government for doing their job or for being critical of the State.

Manchester for Ayotzinapa is a multicultural collective formed a year ago by people from all walks of life in response to the disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa, Mexico. The collective raises awareness on human rights issues in Mexico through regular fundraising and solidarity events.

Bankley Studios & Gallery is only 5 minutes walk from Levenshulme train station or 15 minutes drive from Manchester city centre. Public transport: 192 bus from town.

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/448991935305176/

Helen Wheeler : Build a Wor(l)d with 'ing'

2 October - 31 October 2015

The Portico Library & Gallery,
57 Mosley Street (Entrance on Charlotte Street)
Manchester
M2 3HY

Tel: 0161 236 6785
Website: www.theportico.org.uk

Opening Hours
Monday 9.30-16.30
Tuesday 9.30-17.30
Wednesday 9.30-17.30
Thursday 9.30-17.30
Friday 9.30-16.30
Saturday 11.00-15.00
Sunday Closed


Incorporating themes relating to apocalypse, health, science and landscape and encompassing drawing, sculpture, photography and painting, Helen’s work for this exhibition is informed by ideas of experimentation, exploration and discovery in the two-hundred-year-old library’s collection.

Her sculptures utilise natural forces within their creation and explore the potential for change over time. Her work frequently draws parallels with nature on both a macro and micro scale, referring to elements of the sublime and for this exhibition also connects to a sense of history, preservation and restoration sensitive to the Portico’s environment and collection.

Working with both modern and historic technology her work encompasses a wide range of techniques, such as hand-made paints, silverpoint, darkroom photo processing as well as glass blowing.

“Enquiry, experimentation and reflection are key components of my practice and are concepts which I feel are embodied by the Portico Library's extensive nineteenth century collection. With works by authors such as Faraday, Kant, Nasmyth and Dante, the diverse subject matter encompassed in this historic building has been highly inspirational to me.”

Helen Wheeler won the 2013 NADFAS North West Bursary Award for Fine Art and was also the recipient of the Leonard James Little Fine Art Prize.

Website: www.cargocollective.com/helenwheeler
Email: helen.e.wheeler@gmail.com

The Portico Library is a historic subscription library in Manchester city centre. Visitors can view our opening hours and find out more on our website: www.theportico.org.uk

East-West Art Award 2015

27 - 31 October 2015

La Galleria, Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London, SW1Y 4UY

Bankley Artist in Residence Philip Kennedy is one of the finalists on display at this years East-West Art Award.

www.ewaac.net/art2015compe.html

www.philip-kennedy.com

Absolutely Fabulous Aloe Fashion Show

Saturday 22nd August
7:00PM-10:30PM

An exciting event organised and presented by Bankley Studio member, Caroline Baldry. Join us for a night of fashion, music, art, performance, health & wellness, pampering and food & drink.

Check out the Facebook page for more information

www.facebook.com/events/388419758025551

Open Studios - Manifest

Sat 11 July 2015
12.00 - 4.00pm

As part of Manifest weekend, come for an informal visit our artists' working in their studios.

There will also be exhibitions in our gallery and on Floor 3 throughout the weekend, as well as guided tours from Levenshulme Market.

Part of Manifest Events throughout Greater Manchester
www.facebook.com/manifestartsfestival

For Posterity - Castlefield Gallery

Launch Evening: Thursday 12th February, 6-8pm
Open: Wed-Sun, 13 - 22nd February, 1-6pm

Bankley studio holder and CG Associate member Lucy Harvey has been selected to curate Castlefield Gallery's next Launch Pad exhibition. The exhibition will include works by Rosanne Robertson, Richard Proffitt, Cherry Tenneson, Fliss Quick, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Lucy Harvey.

The exhibition title is drawn from Harvey’s research into traditional crafts and Burnley-based filmmaker, Sam Hanna’s documentaries (1940-80) which, in his own words, depict “old English crafts captured for posterity”. For Posterity brings together six artists whose practice engages with chance, failure and the functions of objects. Working across sculpture, installation, film and performance they present the transformative ways in which artists invent and reinterpret history, place and language.

Events
Thu 12th, 6-8pm Preview : featuring a live performance by Rosanne Robertson
13 - 22nd Feb Residency : Lucy Harvey will periodically be in the gallery producing work, when she is not present her tools, ephemera and unfinished works will be on display
Sat 21st, 2-4pm Film Screening + Artist Talk : selected excerpts of the Sam Hanna 'Old English Crafts' collection followed by a discussion with the exhibiting artists and Launch Pad selector and artist, Hilary Jack

Castlefield Gallery
2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M15 4GB view map
www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk

Hankering for Classification

TOAST
New Art Spaces, Federation House, Federation Street, Manchester (just off Balloon Street)
15 November - 20 December 2014
Thurs & Fri: 1 – 9pm & Sat 1 - 6pm other times by appointment

Preview: Fri 14 Nov 6 - 9pm

An exhibition Curated by Elizabeth Wewiora and Matthew Pendergast at TOAST

Exhibition work by: Nicky Bird, Andrew Bracey, David Gledhill, Katie Goodwin, Martin Hamblen, Tobby Huddlestone, Kwong Lee, Niall Macdonald, Claire Tindale and Poppy Whatmore

Hankering for Classification presents new and existing work by ten artists from across the UK, who employ methods of classification, archiving and collecting. The exhibition will also include bespoke exhibition design developed by artist Poppy Whatmore.

Through the experience of differences and relations between things, we determine the meaning they have for us. In a variety of mediums including sculpture, performance, painting and video the artists in this exhibition carry out our shared compulsion to organize, record and curate the world around us, with a will to make sense of it. Whatmore’s reworking of traditional exhibition design will visually and physically connect the art works together emphasizing the nature of an exhibition as a careful arrangement of art works, which contain their own contexts and histories but are also related to one another and the viewer.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events including: Artists video screenings, talks and workshops. For a full list of programmed events please check:

www.wewioraprojects.com/hankeringforclassification

Extracts - Exhibition & Residency

PS Mirabel
14 - 20 Mirabel Street, Manchester M3 1PJ
02 August – 13 September 2014
Saturdays: 11 – 5

As winner of the residency prize at the 2014 PS Mirabel Open, Claire Tindale will be taking over the space to reflect on her practice and to produce new works. The residency launches with an exhibition of selected, existing works from the last 14 years.

The exhibition of reflective works and ongoing developments is open to the public on Saturdays throughout the residency, with the opportunity to discuss existing work and see the space, work and ideas evolve over this time.