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

Nightswimming

Simon Bayliss / Lindsey Bull / Martyn Cross / Gordon Dalton / Lara Davies / Tom Down / Tamara Dubnyckyj / Robbie Fife / Rebecca Gould / Jacqui Hallum / Marielle Hehir / Aly Helyer / Linda Hemmersbach / Dan Howard-Birt / Richard James / Iwan Lewis / Jonathan Lux / James Moore / Hannah M Morris / Philip Nicol / Tom Pitt / Ben Risk / Ben Sadler / Toby Ursell / Casper White / Ellie Young

Private View: Saturday 28th July 2-4pm

Drinks event: Friday 3rd August 4-5.30pm
Exhibition open Tuesday-Saturday 11-5pm until 8th September 2018

“Night gives us the space for things to happen in. Once we pass through twilight into darkness, edges blur; we lose the sense of things. We start to question what is in front of us; we become aware of darkness' ability to multiply risk. The fear of getting caught. Within the depths of darkness we are continually in doubt. Our vision becomes searching, figures and forms appear and disappear in the shadows. Artists often utilise this area of confusion to draw out forms and ideas, like finding a figure within an abstract painting”

Mission Gallery is pleased to present LLE, an artist-led curatorial project with a focus on contemporary painting. From a base in Wales they aim to showcase their artists via projects, international art fairs and exhibitions.

Lack of light has been a constant feature in the creation of artwork, from the earliest cave paintings through to the works of Rembrandt, and later Walter Sickert. Within this show LLE bring together contemporary works that reach into the darkness, questioning how the lack of light affects the work and what this means to the viewer.

Nightswimming has been programmed in association with the BEEP Painting Biennial, which profiles vibrant contemporary painting and takes place at venues across Swansea throughout the summer. Talks, workshops and other related activities will be programmed for its duration to complement the exhibition.


Mission Gallery
Gloucester Pl, Swansea SA1 1TY

www.llegallery.com
www.beeppainting.com

Beep Painting Prize

Ruth Murray has been selected for this year's Beep Painting Prize.

Launched in 2012, beep (biennial exhibition of painting) is a contemporary painting prize drawing artists from all over the world, taking place every 2 years, beep supports imaginative and vibrant practice in contemporary painting.

Beep this year returns with an expanded programme of satellite painting led exhibitions, residencies and symposiums around the main prize show in partnership with Swansea galleries and educational organisations.

The judges this year for the main prize show are celebrated artists Andre Stitt & Sue Williams. The winner will receive £1000 and a solo exhibition with elysium gallery. There is Welsh artist prize of £200 sponsored by the Friends of the Glynn Vivian & a peoples prize of £200 selected by the visitors to the show.

Swansea College of Art, Dynevor Campus, De-La Beche St, Swansea, SA1 3EU

www.beeppainting.com | open Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm

Previous Events from Bankley Gallery Artists

Military Pride

Salford Museum and Art Gallery
The Crescent, Salford, M5 3WU

2 April - 31 August 2011

An intimate and powerful collection of stories revealing the experiences of LGBT communities within the context of war and military service

Meet the Curator
Friday 26 August 2.00pm
FREE

Join James McSharry, co-curator of Military Pride, to celebrate the contributions of LGBT communities in the armed services.

Life Drawing Class in Whalley Range

Life Drawing Class

Body Positive North West,39 Russell Road. Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8DH

Thursday 26th May: 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 30th June: 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 28th July: 7pm - 9pm

Self directed life drawing evening for all who wish to develop their life drawing

£5.00 per person per evening. Please bring all your own materials.


For further details please contact: mcsharryjames@yahoo.co.uk

The Windows Project

An exhibition of the work at the Nexus Art Cafe on Dale Street in Manchester.
12 May - 12 July 2011

The Windows Project
Carolyn Curtis Magri
Charlie Ryder
Andrea Cotton


The next exhibition in The Windows Project is opening at Nexus Art Cafe from 7.00 pm on Thursday 12th May and runs until July 12th. A new artist has joined the project - Andrea Cotton - with work based on objects found in the prison environment. My own work continues to be informed by what effect institutionalisation has on the individual's identity in such an environment.

On June 24th, there will also be an evening of performance, poetry etc. with a slightly humourous stance, called The Bright Club. You can access what all this is about on the Nexus Art Cafe website. The theme for this event is 'obsession'.

Carolyn Curtis Magri

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

At Spinningfields

22 October - 24 October 2010

Cutting edge contemporary craft to buy direct from over 150 designer makers in ceramics, glass, jewellery, interior and fashion textiles, wood, silver, leather and more.

Please visit the website for further details:
www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk

Creative Cityscape

At Bankley Studios and Gallery

Saturday 23rd October 2010
12.00 - 4.00pm
Suitable for all ages
FREE

Come and have a go to help draw and build a city that surpasses all others through imagination and creativity. Through drawing, collage and sculpture, add to the skyline with your own architectural masterpiece; a floating park of the future, a farmpartment or a museum of pencils – anything to make the most diverse and creative city in the world – in Levenshulme!


Please be aware - children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information:
Email: info@bankley.org.uk
Phone: 0161 256 4143

Part of Levenshulme Festival: www.levenshulmefestival.co.uk

The Arc Poet-Tree Exhibition

The Arc Community Gallery, Greg Street, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7BR

24 April - 18 June

Arc (Arts for Recovery in the Community) a multi-arts, multi-skilled community organisation which explores the links between creativity, mental health and wellbeing.

The Arc Community Gallery has been open since October 2008 and has a regular programme of exhibitions, events and sales of work by artists from the Arc community – artist members and volunteers as well as those who have worked with us in the past.

The Poet-Tree is a participatory art installation, a sculpture, a poem, a living work of art.

Since Oct 2009 colleges, schools, community groups and artists have participated, generating original artwork on the themes of growth, health, happiness and nature.

Members of Bankley were involved in a workshop to create artwork for this exhibition.

For more information : www.artsforrecovery.com

Picture This

An exhibition of new paintings by Jane Morley at Oddest Bar, Chorlton.

Preview: Thursday 27th May 7.00pm - 9.00pm.
Exhibition: 6th May - 10th June 2010

Part of Chorlton Arts Festival 2010 : www.chorltonartsfestival.com

Oddest Bar 414-416 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0SD www.oddestbar.co.uk

These Streets

Sophie Nixon

Arison Gallery, Chorlton, Manchester

Exhibition continues until 15 August 2009

Preview: Monday 6 July, 6 - 9 pm

More information: www.arisongallery.ning.com