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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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