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

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

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

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