Division of Labour: 1-10 Dec 2016

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“Curated by Lucy Harvey, a studio holder, it’s an admirably outward-looking show: rather than focusing specifically on the Rogue artists’ plight, the exhibition explores the shifting place and purpose of production in the city more generally. Works such as Helen Wheeler’s ‘What Was Is No Longer’, a nostalgic image of factory towers disappearing into over-exposure on a tear drop-shaped piece of photosensitive glass, make the tacit argument that industry, once the mainstay of Manchester’s identity, is steadily being eliminated. The original functionality of the factory is translated into a decorative object, highlighting the irony of the ‘industrial chic’ aesthetic that prevails in mills repurposed for commercial and residential use.”

Above quoted from Corridor 8 Review of Exhibition

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‘What Was Is No More’ 2016 Hand-Blown Photosensitive Glass, Frame

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‘The Art of Broken Pieces’ 2016 Hand-Blown Photosensitive Glass, Frame, Plaster

'Glass Shades for Electric Lights' (detail shot)

‘Glass Shades for Electric Lights’ (detail shot) 2016 Hand-Blown Photosensitive Glass, Electric cabling & fittings, Bulbs

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2016 Bankley Open Call Award Winner

I am absolutely over the moon to have won this years Bankley Open Call 2016 with my piece ‘Begin Well, End Better’.  Looking forward to planning and creating my solo show in the wonderful Bankley Gallery space in 2017.

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Photo credit: John Lynch

Bankley Open Call 2016

I am delighted to have been selected to be part of this years Bankly Open Call exhibition.

Exhibition Private View and Awards Ceremony: 7th October 2016, 6-9pm

The annual open exhibition invites contemporary artists living within the UK, working in any 2D media, video, or sculpture, to be in with a chance of both participating in the Open Call group exhibition and winning Bankley’s prize.

This year the selection panel included:

Poppy Bowers – Exhibition Curator at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Ann Bukantas – Head of Fine Art at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Katie Rutherford – Director & Curator at Object / A, Manchester
Charlie Booth – Programme Co-ordinator at Redeye Photography Network
Matt Davies – Artist, Winner of Bankley Open Call 2015

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Begin Well, End Better

Exhibition continues Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 4pm until 22nd October 2016

 

 

The Manchester Contemporary: 22-25 September 2016

I am delighted to be showing along side photographer Lucy Ridges at the Manchester Contemporary this year with Manifest Arts.

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To download the full press release (including websites and contact details) please CLICK HERE.

Running along side the Manchester Buy Art Fair 2016, you can buy tickets for the Manchester Contemporary by CLICKING HERE.

Multiply : Exhibition @ PS Mirabel

I will be taking part in PS Mirabel’s November 2015 exhibition ‘Multiply’ where I will be showing two digital composite images from the series “What we don’t know”.  Each image is one from a limited edition of ten.
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“Multiply” is a selling show of affordable contemporary artist editions, prints and multiples.

The preview event is on the 12th November 2015, 6-9pm 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The gallery is open every Saturday from 11am until 5pm until the 12th December 2015 

Address:  PS Mirabel, 14-20 Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ

Email: psmirabelmcr@gmail.com

Twitter:  @PSMirabel

Website: http://psmirabel.co.uk

Build a Wor(l)d with ‘ing’ Solo Exhibition

I delighted to announce that I will be having a solo exhibition of my work at the Portico Library in Manchester from 2nd October – 31st October 2015.  The exhibition is titled Build a Wor(l)d with ‘ing’.

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Left: ‘Agile Froot’, Helen Wheeler              Right: Taken from the Portico Collection, J. Nasmyth

The preview event is taking place on Friday 2nd October between 5 – 8pm.

The gallery is open weekly Mondays to Saturday:
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

Helen Wheeler Portico Exhibition Press Release