Art in Manchester this week has an exhibition from The Weavers Factory in Uppermill featuring Seamus Killick, GM Arts Prize finalist Peter Davis has authored the Stockport Art Guild centenary book, The launch of Wigan Galleries and New Light Arts Prize are looking for a Project Manager.
Seamus Killick – The Weavers Factory- Uppermill
May 4th & 5th
Multi-media artist Seamus Killick explores Saddleworth’s dark history. Using a mixture of installation, sculpture, 3D modelling and painting, Seamus creates an imaginary time 50-years in the future where people roam a bleak dystopian landscape.
The Fire Within – Wigan Galleries 11th May
At 10am in the heart of Wigan Town Centre, The Galleries will open its gates to a ground breaking Festival.
Discover the unique story of Wigan’s magnificent heritage, and the extraordinary people who are shaping life upon this explosive ground beneath our feet through a site sensitive installation conceived by Wigan based international artists AL and AL. Transforming the entire first floor Atrium of The Galleries, the Festival invites everyone to discover The Fire Within through Art, Music, Film, Performance, Dance and Poetry.
Showcasing an extraordinary alignment of talent from across Wigan Borough, The Fire Within HQ will host live performances on their new Emoji stage.
“StockpART – 100 Years of Putting ART into Stockport” Stockport Art Guild Centenary
Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery – 11th May
This year, Stockport Art Guild celebrates 100-years since it’s formation and, to commemorate this landmark, they have published a local art history book that chronicles a century of art in Stockport from the Arts and Crafts Movement through to the present day.
The publication called “StockpART – 100 Years of Putting ART into Stockport” contains over 150 images; references hundreds of artists including Harry Rutherford, Walter Sickert and LS Lowry and uncovers some never been-told-stories. Peter Davis MAFA, archivist at the Guild and author of the commemorative book commented on the publication, saying, “Stepping into the shoes of Stockport Guild’s forefathers has given me a newfound respect for the society. Writing this book has been both a labour of love and an onerous responsibility, but I’m thrilled with the end result. I hope it will give people a sense of what an amazing period the past hundred years has been for the development of art in Stockport. It would be a fantastic legacy if it also helps to inspire the next generation of local artists.”
The book launch event will be held on Saturday 11th May 2019, 1.30 for 2pm, in the Upstairs Gallery at the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. The author will be giving a short talk, refreshments will be provided and copies will be available. The event is FREE to attend.
This limited edition not-for-profit book is also available directly from www.StockpART.co.uk
New Light Arts Prize – Exhibitions/Projects Manager – Closing date 10th May
New Light are seeking a freelance Exhibitions/Project Manager to oversee their showcase event, with its multi-venue tour and £15,000 in awards and prizes.
They need someone committed to delivering an exhibition and education programme of the highest standard by:
– managing the Prize Exhibition schedule, from the Call to Entries through to the end of the four venue tour.
– working alongside each touring venue to deliver individually tailored ‘Art for All’ education programmes.
– working alongside each touring venue to deliver a press and marketing strategy to gain coverage across all media.
– manage a small, but dedicated team, alongside freelance expertise.
– oversee contracts, budgets, payment and travel; communicate the operational needs of assigned events to all necessary.