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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

The Travelling Art Tent

22 February - 22 March 2014
Preview Friday 21 February 6.00 - 8.30pm
Stockport Art Gallery
Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 8AB

The Travelling Art Tent is an older people's community project working with participants from three residential homes and a day centre in the Stockport area supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

The project has been in two parts where Community Artist Stacey Coughlin and volunteers from Arc have visited the homes and organisations involved to create artwork that has then been used to create an 'immersive and interactive' temporary art gallery space. This gallery then has visited all the groups involved and now will be making a landing at Stockport Art Gallery!

www.travellingarttent.co.uk
www.stockportartgalleryproject.com/exhibitions/samsart.php

Mondays: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 1pm - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Fabricate

Fabricate
Arundel Room, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, S1 2PP
23 – 28 February 2014
Sunday: 11 – 4
Monday - Friday: 10 – 5

FABRICATE is a multidimensional showcase for material and conceptual fabrications by artists, designers, makers, writers and poets.

The exhibition includes artwork that explores ‘lies and miscommunication’, through pieces that create ‘a false impression, an illusion, a fantasy’, in a range of media from contemporary sculpture to video animation.

Select | An indulgent selection of contemporary art

Exhibition dates:
6th September - 11th October 2013

Exhibition open evening:
5th September 2013: 7.30pm - 9pm

Marburae Gallery, Athey Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6QU

Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm
Admission Free

Marburae Art Gallery is an artist led gallery space in Macclesfield, Cheshire dedicated to contemporary visual Arts.

The Art Gallery was founded in 2011 to create an exciting mix of music and visual arts in a combination that is accessible to Artist's and Art lovers but also to the ordinary person. Marburae Art Gallery shows national and international Artists.

Bankley artist, Marielle Hehir is one of those featured in the forthcoming SELECT exhibition, visit website for the full list.

The big opening for the exhibition will take place at Marburae Art Gallery at 7.30pm - 9.00pm on 5th September 2013. The exhibition will run from 6th September until 11th October 2013. For more information please visit www.artinmacclesfield.co.uk or follow the gallery on Twitter @artinmacc.

Marburae Art Gallery is a new space in Macclesfield dedicated to national and international contemporary visual Arts.

Contact Marburae Gallery:
Kaite Helps, marburaegallery@gmail.com

Bankley Open Studios 2013

Private View Friday 4th October 6 - 9pm
Studios Open 5th & 6th October 11 - 4pm

Bankley Open Studios 2013 will incorporate three floors of artist’s studios and the work of 34 artists open to the public, covering all artistic disciplines.

The artists who use Bankley Studios as a base for their contemporary art practice, throw open the doors to their individual spaces for this annual event. Painting and drawing, sculpture and ceramics, photography and video art-forms are represented, show-casing the diversity and quality of work by artists currently resident at this renowned artist co-operative.

Artifice

PS Mirabel
14-20 Mirabel St, Manchester, M3 1PJ

24 August – 28 September 2013

Saturdays 11 – 5

Preview: Thursday 29 August 6 – 9pm

An exhibition of artists’ responses to the subject of artificiality. Art by its very definition is artificial (from Latin artificialis “of or belonging to art”). Artifice explores this premise from a number of angles. Included are themes of masks and disguises, ersatz artefacts, online personas, ambiguous reproductions, synthetic bodies and geographical features, places abandoned by nature, and the role of religion in a scientific age.

featuring artists:
Lisa Denyer, Jack Doyle, David Hancock, Jonathan David Hughes, Katarzyna Jablonska, John Lynch, Aziza Mills, Holly Rowan Hesson, Claire Tindale, Michelle Topping, Richard Ward, Warp & Weft, Dai Williams

http://psmirabel.co.uk/

a3 Negotiated

Cube Gallery
Portland Street
Manchester
M1 6DW


20 - 25 Sept
Preview 20 Sept 2013
6.00 - 9.00pm

'Its disposition in space possesses a geometrical description as determined by its external boundary- abstracting from location and orientation in space, size and other properties such as colour, content and material composition.'

Stacey Coughlin
Cheryl Ann Dawson
Thomas Evans &
Rebecca Rogers
Clara Walsh &
Sharon Walsh

http://www.cube.org.uk/

Northern Art Carbooty

Bassment, 1 Primrose Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AQ

Sunday 25th August
12-5pm

A car boot with a twist, Northern Art Carbooty artists, some represented, will be challenged to make available their work through an easily recognisable platform and allow the public to acquire items and access services at rock bottom prices, perhaps even for free.

Common Ground Collective have a stall presenting ‘Produce’, a collection of artworks and edible treats, in response to our relationship with food and where it comes from. Featuring members of the collective:- Claire Tindale, Tracey Eastham, Elizabeth Wewiora and Tasha Whittle.

http://carbootymcr.tumblr.com/
@carbootymcr

Bankley OPEN CALL 2013 - Submissions

16 August 2013

The Bankley Open Call 2013 is our first annual open exhibition inviting contemporary artists of any age or experience living within the UK, and working in any 2D media, video, or sculpture, to participate and be in with a chance of winning our first prize of £500 and a solo show at Bankley Gallery. We also have a fantastic second prize of £200 vouchers to spend at Fred Aldous, Manchester.

Our prizes will be judged by an impressive panel:

Mark Kennard - Director of Bureau Gallery, Manchester
Sophia Crilly - Director and Curator of Bureau Gallery, Manchester Mary Griffiths - Curator of Modern Art at Whitworth Gallery, Manchester Katy Saide - Owner of Trove, Levenshulme, Manchester

SUBMISSION DATE: 16TH AUGUST, 2013
ENTRY FEE: £10


SUBMISSION DATE: 16TH AUGUST, 2013 --- Exhibition starts from 4th Oct with PV and Awards ceremony. Then Thursday - Sunday, 12-4pm until 25th Oct, 2013

HOT-ONE-HUNDRED

Schwartz Gallery
London

Private view: Wednesday 17th July 6 -10 p.m
Exhibition dates: 17/07/13 – 03/08/13
Summer Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 p.m
First Thursdays late opening: Thursday 1st August, 6 – 9 pm


HOT-ONE-HUNDRED is a show of 100 emerging contemporary artists based in the U.K. One artist will be offered a solo show at Schwartz Gallery at the end of 2013 at the end of the exhibition. Following an Open Call format the 100 artists and the subsequent solo-show artist will be selected by Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos, artist-curators of Schwartz Gallery, one of the largest and longest-running of the current crop of artist-run spaces in London. A reference to ranking systems seen in late-night popular music T.V programmes and art world power lists the exhibition creates a ‘HOT-ONE-HUNDRED moment’ in the emerging U.K contemporary art scene offering up a very real opportunity for a solo show in the gallery. Playfully mimicking the creation of power lists in the worlds of art, entertainment and business HOT-ONE-HUNDRED satirises this ‘heat’ phenomenon while simultaneously becoming an agent for its proliferation.

Conceived and curated by Ismail Erbil & Patrick Michalopoulos

Bankley artist, Claire Tindale is one of those featured in the exhibition, visit website for the full list.

Schwartz Gallery, 92 White Post Lane, Ground floor, Building 2, London, E9 5EN
www.schwartzgallery.co.uk

Bankley has expanded - sort of!

We had been invited by the Levenshulme Art Action Group to paint one of the temporary 8 shop designs on hoardings on the A6 in Levenshulme.

The theme was inspired by a gallery space filled with people for a preview event, with member's art work in the window. Information and a map is also pointing people to the studios just down the road.

Other local artists have done shop designs filled with sweets, flowers, fish, shops from the past, the A6 road, Hats for Cats and a design inspired by the Grand cinema which used to stand on that spot.

Artists involved in Bankley's Gallery Shop:

Clair Graubner
Marnie Matthews
Philip Kennedy
Stacey Coughlin