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II. A Tale of Two Cities (Manchester to Leeds)

Depot Art Studios at BasementArtsProject present . . .

II. A Tale of Two Cities (Manchester to Leeds)

The last five years have seen a significant period of development for both BasementArtsProject; Leeds and Depot Art Studios; Manchester. Defined over time by a sense of mutual support for each others projects A Tale of Two Cities / A City of Two Tales will be the first opportunity for these two organisations to realise a project that cements a long term working relationship.

Bankley member Linda Hemmersbach will be exhibiting alongside Michael Branthwaite, Kasumi Dean, Kieran Leach and Martha Lyons.

PREVIEW
Friday 11th May | 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Exhibition Open
Saturday 12th May | 2pm – 4pm
Sunday 13th May | 2pm – 4pm
Monday 14th May | 11am – 2pm
Saturday 19th May | 2pm – 4pm
Sunday 20th May | 2pm – 4pm
Monday 21st May | 11am – 2pm

Exhibition Remains Open By Appointment until
Monday 11th June

www.basementartsproject.com/a-tale-of-two-cities

BasementArtsProject. 28 Back Burton Terrace, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 5JH.

Previous Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

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.

www.facebook.com/events/187195248339082/

Transition: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

Transition: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

27th February 2016 to 13th April 2016 - Open Saturdays only from 11 am to 5 pm
Preview: 25th February 2016 / 6 pm to 9 pm

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

This exhibition explores photography as a narrative, transitional activity exploring a sense of place through landscape or states of change through objects and alternative modes of presentation. The show includes work by the following photographers, designers and artists using photography.

Exhibitors:
Ian Beesley / Ben Graville / Craig Atkinson / Sarah Eyre / Agathe Jacquillat / Tomi Vollauschek / Marc Provins / Anna White / Stephen King / Dana Ariel / Mario Popham / Roxana Allison & Pablo Allison / Sandra Ratkovic / Evan Wood / Kieran Boswell / Radoslav Daskalov / Jenny Karling / Caroline Barker / Jack Doyle / Richard Ward / Michele Friswell / Mark Adams

www.facebook.com/events/1534124006881598/

Thinking / Making

Curious Projects, The Labyrinth, 7 Mark Lane, Eastbourne, BN21 4RJ

5 December 2015 - 5 February 2016
Monday - Saturday 11 - 4 pm
Preview: Friday 4 December 6 - 8 pm

Claire Tindale is exhibiting in Thinking/ Making, a curated exhibition of artists' maquettes and models by 27 selected artists.

Rather than finished work, this exhibition shows three-dimensional 'sketches', models and maquettes, made as part of the artists' creative thinking process - either a kind of 'making' used purely as a thinking tool and/or as an aid to making actual work.

http://www.curious-projects.co.uk/project-space-and-gallery.html

Health Records

CFCCA, Market Buildings, Thomas St, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EU, UK

11 December 2015 – 24 January 2016
Tuesday – Sunday 10 – 5 pm
Preview: Thursday 10 December 6 – 8 pm

Health Records is an exhibition of new work by artists Claire Tindale and Niki Colclough created in response to their experience delivering workshops on the Renal Unit at the Manchester Royal infirmary. The project was delivered in collaboration with CFCCA and Kidneys for Life.

CFCCA's engagement programme works with artists to connect with individuals and communities, exploring themes such as cultural and social diversity as it supports UK audiences to better understand Chinese contemporary society through art. In Health Records the artists use practices developed through cultural exchange to respond to the personal identities and narratives of the patients on the Renal Unit.

http://www.cfcca.org.uk/

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