Castlefield Gallery: Fundraising Auction -Put Your Money Where Your Eyes Are

Castlefield Gallery: Fundraising Auction -Put Your Money Where Your Eyes Are

30 May

Internationally acclaimed artists donate valuableworks for art auction to help Castlefield Gallery.

Castlefield Gallery (CG) will hold an extraordinaryFundraising Auction on 30 May 2012 – marking the mid-stage of its plannedincome generation and future re-launch plans.

The money raised will help to secure theorganisation’s future as a leader in artist development in the North West ofEngland.

The gallery has already received a large numberof spectacular drawings, sculptures, photographs and paintings from nationallyand internationally acclaimed past exhibitors such as Pavel Büchler, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Lubaina HimidMBE, Mark Leckey (Turner Prize 2008 winner), Leo Fitzmaurice (Northern ArtPrize 2011 winner), Haroon Mirza (Silver Lion, Venice Biennale 2011), OliviaPlender (British Art Show and Tate Triennial), Peter Saville and Liam Spencer. Every artist is donating 100% ofthe auction sales proceeds to CG.

CG can also announce that the auctioneer for the eveningwill be highly respected artist and teacher Professor Pavel Büchler ofManchester Metropolitan University.

The Gallery is now calling on art lovers andcollectors to support it in raising funds that will ensure CG’s continualsuccess in providing exhibiting and professional development opportunities forartists.

Since its formation by artists in 1984, arts charity Castlefield Galleryhas been at the forefront of developing emerging contemporary artists, and avenue for audiences to see new art. It runs an exhibitions programme that hasincluded subsequent Turner Prize winners and national and international exhibitors,e.g. in the British Art Shows, Tate Triennials and the Venice Biennale. It hasalso mentored artists who have gone on to win major commissions, e.g.Manchester collective Owl Project who has just launched their Cultural OlympiadArtists Taking the Lead project in the North East.

In the past, the gallery received revenue funding from Arts CouncilEngland (ACE), and also, thanks to ACE, owns its city centre venue. During thisperiod of public spending cuts, especially for perceived non front lineprojects such as artist development, CG has been busy reshaping its businessmodel so that it can raise enough income from a diversity of sources tocontinue its small but significant organisation for the next generations ofartists and audiences. Its new income generation plans have already brought inmajor successes in the form of project funding from ACE for the next 2 years,and research funding from Manchester Metropolitan University. This one-offauction is crucial to CG’s survival while other streams of earned income aredeveloped over the next 12 months.


Donatingartists to date:

David Alker, t s Beall, Alan Birch, Andrew Bracey,Pavel Büchler, Gordon Cheung, Elaine Constantine, Ben Cove, Gordon Dalton, ShezadDawood, Jane Chavez-Dawson, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Tracey Eastham, Chris Evans,Leo Fitzmaurice, Mary Griffiths, David Gledhill, Rachel Goodyear, S Mark Gubb, TomHackney, David Hancock, Sarah Hardacre, Lubaina Himid MBE, James Ireland,Hilary Jack, Samson Kambalu, Naomi Kashiwagi,Mark Leckey, David Mackintosh, SusieMacMurray, Jim Medway, Haroon Mirza, Fionna Murray, Tim Noble & SueWebster, Hans Ulrich Obrist, David Osbaldeston, Olivia Plender, Magnus Quaife, Arthur Roberts, KimRugg, Emma Rushton & Derek Tyman, Peter Saville, Dallas Seitz, Mit Senoj, Richard Shields,Rebecca Sitar, Liam Spencer, Roger Stephenson OBE and Jason Thompson

Date:                                                Wed 30 May 2012, 6-9pm

Viewing:                                           Sat19 May to Wed 30 May by appointment

Online auction launches:                 Fri 4 May

Venue:                                             CastlefieldGallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB

Telephone:                                      0161 832 8034


Admission fee:                                £10(deducted from price paid for purchased artwork)

                                                       The gallery is fully accessible.