What’s On MCR: September

The Summer is drawing to an end, but fear not, there are still tons of new arty things to explore and engage with.. so let’s take a look:

Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi – Castlefield Gallery 

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present new work by Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi, two artists who explore how images, objects and bodies hold memories of both personal and social histories.
The exhibition will include large-scale sculptural works interacting with the gallery’s unique architecture alongside video work and digital collage, so why not head down and delve into the exhibition while it’s open from 25th September- 16th October!

Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi  | Castlefield Gallery | 25th Sept – 16th Oct

The Art of Banksy X HOME- ‘Plot 10’ River Street

There’s still plenty to be announced about this, but we are on tenterhooks waiting for news on ‘the world’s largest collection of authenticated works by Banksy’. Due to launch this September, this exhibition is in association with HOME, and they are creating a purpose-built ‘plot 10’ art museum on River Street in the city centre solely for this. Although Banksy himself has not authorised this exhibition, it is said to showcase a large number of prints, canvases and sculptures of his work. You can sign up for Home’s newsletter to be the first to hear more.

The Art of Banksy | River Street | Date TBC

Art Battle Manchester XX- Debenhams Stockport

Also on our What’s On MCR list is the Art Battle Manchester XX – Upbeat On The High Street, which will feature ten new fearless artists taking centre stage. A capacity crowd will watch painters, illustrators, tattooists and street artists go head-to-head in what has been described as the city’s most energetic art event. With only 30 minutes to create a masterpiece – YOU will decide who is crowned Champion. Sounds like fun? Click the link to bagsy your tickets!

Art Battle | Debenhams Stockport | 23rd Sept

MADE IT- Rough Artists’ Studios

Featuring next on our list is the wonderful MADE IT; a selected showcase of North West graduates from the class of 2021/2022 taking place at Rogue Artists’ Studios and HOME as part of Short Supply’s 22-23 programme GOIN PLACES DOIN BITS supported by Arts Council England. Be the first to check out all the new graduate works featured in the exhibition by attending the Private View on 22nd Sept, it’s forecast to be a fun-packed night!

MADE IT | Rogue Artists’ Studios | 22nd Sept- 23 Oct

Urban Landscapes – Affinity Living

Now onto our events! Here we have our Urban Landscape Workshop. During the workshop at Affinity Living, artist Ben Rock will show you each step on how to bring the image to life, using the art materials provided. During the two-part class, you will meet at Affinity Living Riverview Building, and from here walk to King Street (8 minutes away), taking photos and in the sketchbook provided, taking studies and sketching live on the streets. Then, with all the studies, you will return to Affinity Living to create your final piece using acrylic paints, all under the guidance of our artist tutor and assistant. Click the link below if you fancy an active and engaging workshop to get you out of the house this autumn!

Urban Sketching | Affinity Living | 11th Sept

Art All Dayer: Autumn Edition – Barbirolli Square

We are back with our Art All Dayer: Autumn Edition, but this time in a new venue with new elements! This event will be held at 100 Barbirolli Square (Floor 5), Saturday 24th September. If that venue sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same one we used for our In Manchester exhibition back in May! As well have having a huge art fair where you can buy a massive selection of arts and crafts, this time we will have our first ever food and drink market too! Plus, we will have our usual elements of workshops and an exhibition, and on top of that, we will have a live artist creating collaborative work onsite! Head on over to our site to check out more info- see you there!

Art All Dayer | 100 Barbirolli Square | 24th Sept


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