NEWS: News, events, exhibitions and opportunities from Castlefield Gallery


    SUBI 수비

    14 September – 4 November 2018
    Preview: Thursday 13 September / 6-9pm
    Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, and Manchester Craft and Design Centre present SUBI 수비, a programme in three parts across the city of Manchester and is timed with Asia Triennial Manchester.

    At Castlefield Gallery SUBI 수비 features artists, designers and makers from Korea and the UK working with or inspired by clay, its uses and materiality. All are highly skilled as a result of either formal training, self-teaching, or passing down from one generation to another.

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    Saturday 15 September 2018 / 2-3pm
    On the opening weekend of our new exhibition join curator Matthew Pendergast for a free tour of the exhibition. This is a chance to hear the curator offer his unique insight into the themes explored and the work of the artists and makers at Castlefield Gallery; Sam Buckley (UK), Insook Choi (Korea / UK), Joe Hartley (UK), Eunji Briller Kim (Korea), Eunmi Kim (Korea / UK), John Powell-Jones (UK), Hyun Min Shin (Korea), Gae-Hwa Lim (Korea), Gyung-Kyun Shin (Korea).

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    Sara Jaspan and John Powell-Jones
    Saturday 15 September 2018 / 3-4pm
    To mark the launch of John Powell-Jones’ new publication Tomb Machines which features an essay by Sara Jaspan, and to coincide with the exhibition SUBI 수비featuring John Powell-Jones we’re delighted to present an in-conversation with them both.

    A limited edition of Tomb Machines will be available for sale from the gallery.


    Oh, it is easy to be clever if one does not know all these questions
    21 June – 9 September 2018
    DOX Centre for Contemporary Art,
    Poupetova 793/1, Prague 7
    A collaboration with guest curators, Pavel Büchler (Manchester, UK) and Mariana Serranová (Prague, CZ) and after launching at Castlefield Gallery (18 May – 1 July 2018) Oh, it is easy to be clever if one does not know all these questions continues at DOX Centre for Contemporary Arts in Prague to Monday 10 September 2018.

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    Artist Representative to the Board of Directors & Trustees of Castlefield Gallery
    As an artist focused organisation we are seeking to grow artist representation on the Castlefield Gallery Board of Trustees. We are in particular looking to engage an artist Trustee living and /or working in the North West of England and working at an early career to mid-career stage.

    Closing date for applications:
    7 September 2018, 6pm.

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    Chair of the Board of Directors & Trustees of Castlefield Gallery
    As we look forward to our 40-year anniversary in 2024 we are seeking to appoint a strategic thinker, and dynamic, committed leader for the role of Chair of Castlefield Gallery. The successful candidate will work with us to shape and lead our next chapter.

    Closing date for applications:
    17 September 2018, 12noon.

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    FRAMEWORK is a cross-art form professional development programme for artists, makers and photographers collaboratively developed and delivered by a-n, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, and Redeye, the Photography Network.

    Upcoming sessions include:

    Online Marketing – 2 October 2018 – SOLD OUT*

    Funding your Practice – 27 February 2019 – SOLD OUT*

    Communicating with Confidence – 12 March 2019  BOOK NOW

    *register for the waiting list.

    Clive Parkinson: Arts and Health
    Tuesday 25 September 2018 / 6:30-8:30pm
    For our September Castlefield Gallery Associates session, we’re joined by Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University; the UK’s longest established arts and health unit.

    If you are interested in gaining access to the Castlefield Gallery Associates programme by becoming a member; find out how HERE

    FREE for Members: BOOK HERE

    My Erasmus+ Story:
    Valerie Etter
    Erasmus+ is the European Union programme to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad. From June to August 2018 we were delighted to host Erasmus+ intern Valerie Etter at Castlefield Gallery. Valerie has written a short item about her experience of Erasmus+, Castlefield Gallery and Manchester.

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    Coffee, Cake and Art for Macmillan Cancer Support
    Friday 28 September 2018 / 12:30-1pm
    Join us at Castlefield Gallery for the Macmillan Coffee Morning 2018. Come along for a lunchtime tour of our upcoming exhibition, SUBI 수비, with gallery volunteer Leslie Remonato. Expect fun, art and plenty of coffee, tea and cakes.


    Island Life
    7 – 16 September 2018
    Open by appointment:
    Preview: Thursday 6 September / 6-9pm

    Paradise Works, East Philips Street, Salford M3 7LE
    Reflecting on the complexities of modern living in Britain, Island Life features work by University of Salford graduates Lubna Ali, Claudia Alonso, Tara Collette, Elliott Flanagan, Jamal Jameel and Fuchsia Summerfield.

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    Weekend Poetry Festival – Women in Words
    22 – 23 September 2018
    Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4SJ
    Join contemporary female poets: Malika Booker, Ella Duffy, Kate Fox, Shirley May, Helen Mort, Kim Moore and Jean Sprackland for a feast of powerful poetry. Take part in creative writing workshops, hear poetry performed live and meet poets at the festival brunch or tea. Part of the National Trust’s Women & Power programme for 2018. House and garden entry is included with all Weekend Poetry Festival tickets.

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    UCLan MA Fine Art Degree Show 2018
    7 – 14 September 2018
    Preview: Thursday 6 September 2018 / 5-9pm

    Floors 1-2, Hanover Building, UCLan, Fylde Road, Preston PR1 2XQ
    An exhibition of work by Fine Art postgraduate students from the University of Central Lancashire featuring Castlefield Gallery Associate Steph Shipley’s Treading Lightly. Shipley has been supported by Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces in creative partnership with neo:artists.
    Manchester School of Art MA Show 2018
    21 September – 1 October 2018
    Preview: Thursday 20 September 2018 / 5-8.30pm

    Manchester School of Art, 12 Higher Chatham St, Manchester M15 6BR
    An exhibition of work by art, design and media postgraduate students from Manchester School of Art. The show will take place in the Benzie, Chatham and Grosvenor Buildings on the Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Campus.

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