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

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.

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/