News from Artists at Bankley Studios Manchester

Previous Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

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

If Not Here Where

FletcherMossArtGallery
Didsbury Parsonage

Monday 8th July – Sunday 21st July 12.00 -4.00pm
Preview: Sunday 7th July 1.00 - 5.00pm

As the Manchester International Festival descends upon the city centre, in the leafy suburbs of Didsbury a smaller but no less significant event unfolds. 'If Not Here Where', is a contemporary art exhibition with a difference. In the walled garden of Didsbury Parsonage, perhaps Manchester's best kept secret, a Garden Party in conjunction with Didsbury Parsonage Trust and Friends of Fletcher Moss Park and Parsonage Gardens, launches the event on July 7th. If Not Here...Where else would you wish to be? Art celebrating life.

http://fletchermossartgallery.wordpress.com

FletcherMossArtGallery
Didsbury Parsonage
Didsbury Parsonage Trust,
Stenner Lane,
Didsbury.
M20 2RQ

Fantasista

‘The Playmaker’
An Exhibition of Football in Contemporary Art

Thurs 11- Sat 13 July, 10am - 6pm - Sun 14 July 10am-5pm
PRESS PREVIEW: Thurs 11 July 5.30 - 6.30pm
OPENING NIGHT: Thurs 11 July 6.30 – 10pm

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, Waterloo, London SE1 8TJ

QUIET BRITISH ACCENT | SIR PETER BLAKE | STANLEY CHOW | JEANNETTE EHLERS | THOMAS GODDARD | VICTORIA HALL | HAARALA HAMILTON | PHILIP KENNEDY | PRAVDOLIUB IVANOV | MOIRA LOVELL | OTTO LI | ZORAN LUCIC | JACOPO MAINO | DAVE MERREL | EZEQUIEL SURANYI | RICHARD SWARBRICK | PHILIP WATKINS | STEVE WELSH


Seemingly worlds apart, the domains of art and football rarely have a chance to collide. ‘Fantasista’ aims to explore some of the similarities between these apparently disparate realms. Most striking is the inexplicable and unrelenting passion, bordering on obsession; followers have for these respective worlds. Most interesting of all is this unwaning passion often without tangible reward for the majority of players, fans, artists and art lovers who indulge their passions.


Much like the art world, football can seem as a closed club to many, the inflated salary of the premiership footballer comparable to the astronomical prices of deceased and living artists at auction houses are luxuries most find it difficult to relate to. But for artists and footballers alike great struggles, skill and sacrifice precede any success, and for many who dedicate their lives to either discipline tangible rewards are rarely seen at all.

Fantasista is the brainchild of Richard Swarbrick, animator and football fanatic, whose signature style highlights the poetry of football, and explores the relationship between sport and art on a wider scale. Swarbrick has teamed up with Hotspur & Argyle and Bearspace to deliver a dynamic event, which aims to promote this little explored but highly productive symbiosis.

www.fantasista.co.uk

Co-ops 2020 Educational Visit to Bankley Studios

Friday 5th July 2013
2.00 - 4.00pm

Come and have a tour around Bankley Studios & Gallery to see how a co-operative runs...

Interested in finding out more about co-operatives and social enterprises in Greater Manchester?
Want to attend visits, but need your travel costs paid?

Co-operatives2020 are offering a series of FREE visits in Greater Manchester to celebrate Co-operatives Fortnight! Find out more about co-operative and enterprising ways of working in diverse sectors – including the arts, food, environment, retail and workspaces. Be inspired by positive, practical solutions, gain knowledge, meet the hosts and show your support for the local economy!

Visits are for adults (aged 18 and over) with an interest in co-operative and social enterprise methods of working together to create social and environmental change.

HOW TO BOOK
Individuals and small groups are welcome to book. To book your place, complete the booking form below and return as soon as possible. Places are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. An invite (with full venue address and advice on how to claim travel) will then be emailed to you. Deadline for all bookings: Monday 17 June.

If you need more information or have any questions about the visits, please contact Co-ops 2020 on 0161 4480788 / cooperatives2020@gmail.com

Booking Form:
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/ace225bef7a8785a61dd49d9d/files/Co_ops2020_EV_booking_form_2013.doc

Bankley Studios Exhibition @ Inspire

Opening 5 April 2013

Inspire
747 Stockport Road
Levenshulme
M19 3AR

An exhibition of work from artists in residence at Bankley Studios & Gallery.

Hannah Brown
Stacey Coughlin
Philip Kennedy


www.lev-inspire.co.uk

From The Ground Up - Solo Exhibition at The Cornerhouse

Clair Graubner
18 April - 28 May 2013
Cornerhouse Manchester

First solo exhibition of current works to be held in the prestigious Cornerhouse art gallery, Manchester.

www.cornerhouse.org/art/art-exhibitions/clair-graubner-from-the-ground-up

Vacant 2: Sacred Trinity Church

Vacant is a Fine Art collective who will exhibit in and around Manchester and beyond: next event is at:

VACANT 2 : Sacred Trinity.

Exhibition at the Sacred Trinity Church.

Date : 18th - 20th April 2013

Preview Night : 18th April 2012 Time : 6 - 9 pm

Address:
Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel St, Salford M3 5DW

http://itisvacant.blogspot.co.uk/
itisvacant@gmail.com
http://mcsharryjames.wordpress.com/

Little Northern Christmas Fair

Saturday 8th December 2012 10-5pm
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

From the organisers of the award-winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair comes the Little Northern Christmas Fair. Over 40 selected designer makers and artists selling a range of gifts for Christmas, from unique jewellery and fashion accessories to beautiful things for the home.

Exhibitors include Lucy Harvey, who will be selling pieces from her found object jewellery collection, and Paul Reid, ceramics.

http://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/

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If it can be Co-operative, it will be Co-operative

5 December 2012
Rochdale Pioneers Museum
31 Toad Lane
Rochdale OL12 0NU

Organised by Co-operatives North West, this is an event for any co-operatives in the region to find out about what other organisations are doing and how links could be made between co-operatives.

For more information:
http://www.uk.coop/event/if-it-can-be-co-operative-it-will-be-co-operative

The Division of Power

16 November - 25 November 2012
Fletcher Moss Art Gallery, Didsbury

Institute of Temporary Art

Several Bankley Studio members are displaying work at Didsbury Parsonage.

Institute of Temporary Art presents Fletcer Moss Art Gallery with the Div/sion of Power, an exhibition which, focuses on the structures of curatorial practice placing the artist, curator, institution and audience under examination.

Supported by the Didsbury Parsonage Trust under the curatorial direction of Higgins and Renshaw, Director of iota John Lynch with present work by artists practicing in the North of England.

http://iotart.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/InstituteOfTemporaryArt

http://didsburyparsonagetrust.org.uk/