The Flats Were Built in '69
Castlefield Gallery
by Castlefield Gallery
3M ago
The Flats Were Built in '69 is a sonic collage of Horace Lindezey's memories of growing up in Manchester and the music that has soundtracked his life. From Ancoats, The Crescent in Hulme, to his residence of almost five decades in Moss Side, the work is an homage to Horace’s parents, siblings and the people of his local community. Produced by Castlefield Gallery's Artist Development and Creative Communities Producer Elly Lukoszevieze. With thanks to Sarah Boulter and Venture Arts. Listen to a playlist of some of Horace's favourite music HERE ..read more
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Tale of the Frozen Bits: a conversation
Castlefield Gallery
by Castlefield Gallery
3M ago
Tale of the Frozen Bits: a conversation Tale of the Frozen Bits is an exhibition of new work by artist and Castlefield Gallery Associate El Morgan, opening at Castlefield Gallery on 12 February 2023. The exhibition explores something of the rich and surprising history of fertility drugs. Morgan’s work for the show touches on an eclectic array of materials and medical discoveries from Nun’s urine to midwife toads and industrial freezers. Across two film works, screen prints and merchandise Morgan crafts a unique take on fertility treatment bringing to the fore the practical mechanisms that surr ..read more
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Chewing The Fat - Episode 3: Stephanie Fletcher and Garth Gratrix
Castlefield Gallery
by Castlefield Gallery
3M ago
Chewing The Fat is a series of discussions curated by James Mathews-Hiskett unpacking diverse curatorial perspectives from across the North-West. Each discussion will bring together a small group of curators based in the region to consider how a range of different approaches and frameworks influence the way they work. These discussions form a short series of podcasts which will be released throughout July. Stephanie Fletcher is an artist and curator based in Preston and Salford. Stephanie is assistant curator at The University of Salford Art Collection and also a co-founder and former director ..read more
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Chewing The Fat - Episode 2: Bryony Dawson and Thomas Dukes
Castlefield Gallery
by Castlefield Gallery
3M ago
Chewing The Fat is a series of discussions curated by James Mathews-Hiskett unpacking diverse curatorial perspectives from across the North-West. Each discussion will bring together a small group of curators based in the region to consider how a range of different approaches and frameworks influence the way they work. These discussions form a short series of podcasts which will be released throughout July. Bryony Dawson is an artist, curator and writer based in Manchester. Bryony is a member of the curatorial collective Soft Spot and recently curated the exhibition The Naming of Things at Cast ..read more
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Chewing The Fat - Episode 1: Chris Bailkoski, Laura Mansfield and Nathaniel Pitt
Castlefield Gallery
by Castlefield Gallery
3M ago
Chewing The Fat is a series of discussions curated by James Mathews-Hiskett unpacking diverse curatorial perspectives from across the North-West. Each discussion will bring together a small group of curators based in the region to consider how a range of different approaches and frameworks influence the way they work. These discussions form a short series of podcasts which will be released throughout July. Chris Bailkoski is Creative Director of PROFORMA, Greater Manchester and Longsight Art Space in Longsight. Chris is also Finance Director at SOUP in Manchester. Laura Mansfiel ..read more
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CYBERJUNK: John Powell-Jones in conversation with Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and David Blandy
Castlefield Gallery
by Castlefield Gallery
3M ago
John Powell-Jones, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and David Blandy talk about how computer and role playing games help us make sense of the world: unpacking our perceptions of reality, our understanding of morality and our awareness of different communities. They discuss their inspirations, working instinctively with different digital technologies and how embracing difficulty is integral to their work. Find out more about CYBERJUNK here Artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley uses the forms and imagery of video games to create works that consider "what archives have left out and how we can archive now ..read more
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Sardonic Harmony: Dr Alex Mason in conversation with Hardeep Pandhal and David Steans
Castlefield Gallery
by Castlefield Gallery
3M ago
Dr Alex Mason speaks with Hardeep Pandhal and David Steans, about Sardonic Harmony. Sardonic Harmony is a collaborative lyric video featuring writing and sound by artists Hardeep Pandhal, Roy Claire Potter, Stefan Sadler, and David Steans. Pandhal was invited by Castlefield Gallery to make a new work to be presented online coinciding with the inaugural exhibition of the Manchester Hip Hop Archive; a heritage project that preserves and celebrates the history of Manchester-based rap music and hip-hop culture. To find out more and to watch Sardonic Har ..read more
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A Body of Horror: Jocelyn McGregor in conversation with Dr Maisha Wester and Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes
Castlefield Gallery
by Castlefield Gallery
3M ago
For this special Halloween podcast Jocelyn McGregor met with Dr Maisha Wester and Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes ahead of her solo exhibition at Castlefield Gallery in 2022 to consider our changing perspectives towards horror. Thinking about the relationships between horror cinema, body horror, surrealism and McGregor’s work they discuss the enduring power of horror’s transgressive nature and how it might speak to or challenge our understanding of gender, race and the politics of our time. Dr Maisha Wester is a visiting lecturer at the University of Sheffield, sponsored by the British Academy’s G ..read more
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In Conversation: Nicola Ellis, Dr Marsha Bradfield and Andrew Wilson
Castlefield Gallery
by Castlefield Gallery
3M ago
Nicola Ellis is joined by Dr Marsha Bradfield and Andrew Wilson to discuss collaborating with people in different environments, and workplaces with particular reference to Ellis’ artist placement at Ritherdon & Co Ltd (a family-run manufacturer of specialist steel enclosures, est. 1895) and her exhibition at Castlefield Gallery (13 June – 1 August 2021) which presented a body of work from this placement – to see documentation and other resources relating to that exhibition please visit: castlefieldgallery.co.uk Dr Marsha Bradfield describes herself as an artist-curator-educator-f ..read more
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Sally Hirst explores Obstructions at Castlefield Gallery
Castlefield Gallery
by Castlefield Gallery
3M ago
In the first of a new series of Podcasts, created in collaboration with Venture Arts, artist Sally Hirst explores the Obstructions exhibition at Castlefield Gallery. Venture Arts is a visual arts charity based in Hulme, Manchester (UK), working alongside learning disabled artists to create exciting new collaborative visual art work ..read more
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