Catapult: A Whitworth Locke Exhibition

Catapult’ is a new exhibition, showing the work of Greater Manchester artists and what the term ‘catapult’ means to them.

We have the privilege to announce that the beautiful hotel-come-co working-come-event space that is Whitworth Locke, have asked us to organise an exhibition for them!

Launching on Saturday 1st October with art talks on the night, the exhibition will be up at Whitworth Locke for a month. There will be a viewers vote competition and the winner will receive their own solo exhibition at Whitworth Locke! This is a biggy!

We are calling all Greater Manchester artists to submit their work for ‘Catapult’. The exhibition is open to all and free to attend, and is another chance for us to show people how amazing Manchester’s art scene is.

Together with Whitworth Locke, we were drawn to the word ‘Catapult’ and want this exhibition to represent that. We feel this is a great way for Manchester artists to ‘catapult’ their career, as those artists featured in the exhibition have the chance to have their own solo show at Whitworth Locke in the new year, completely free!

Whitworth Locke is an amazing space, open to everyone. It’s not only a high-end hotel, but it has it’s own co-working space, they host a variety of events, and it’s connected to Foundation Coffee also. We are privilege to have the chance to work with such an amazing venue.

We’ll be taking over the whole co-working area, covering the walls in a variety artwork. Plus, the launch night gives a selected number of artists a chance to talk about their work to all those attending. Giving them a chance to make connections and give people more insight into their work.


Viewer’s Vote – Solo Exhibition

At ‘Catapult’, all those viewing the exhibition will have a chance to vote for their favourite piece of artwork. At the end of the exhibition, we will count up the votes and announce the winner and that artist will receive a 6 month SOLO EXHIBITION at Whitworth Locke!

Launching in January, the winning artist will have the chance to showcase a huge range of their work on the walls on Whitworth Locke. The work can be for sale and no commission will be taken! This is an amazing opportunity to have a solo exhibition in the heart of Manchester.

Apply to be part of ‘Catapult’

This is a Open Call Exhibition and we are inviting all Greater Manchester based artists (living/working/studying here) to submit work for ‘Catapult’.

We are looking for work that is a little different, contemporary 2D work that you think relates to the term catapult. This can be literal, or conceptual. It can be a piece that you felt ‘catapulted’ your career. A piece that you feel is completely you, or catapulted new ideas, a new way of creating art. The theme is open to interpretation and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

This was open to everyone; hobbyists, students, graduates, amateurs and professionals alike. We are looking for 2D work including paintings, prints, photography, textiles (in frames) and more.

The maximum size we can accept is huge, 3m x 2m approximately.

Do get in touch if you need to discuss dimensions.

It is FREE to apply, with only successful artists asked to pay a fee towards putting on the event. Find out more when you hit APPLY.

There is no commission taken from any sales, and no fee if you are the winner for the solo exhibition.

This is a huge opportunity to get your work seen!

Applications are OPEN NOW. The deadline to apply is 23:59 Tuesday 6th September

Cotton On MCR In Manchester

This exhibition will be held at Whitworth Locke, Civic Quarter, 74 Princess St, Manchester M1 6JD

Launching Saturday 1st October 7:00pm – 10:00pm and open everyday until Saturday 29th October. Free to attend.

Cotton On MCR In Manchester

Sponsor Us

We are also looking for people to help us by sponsoring the event! If you fancy getting your brand out there, contributing to a local exhibition which will be viewed by hundreds of local artists and art fans alike, you can download our sponsor pack and get in touch!