Manchester Salon Weekend

19-20 May 2012

Part of the North West Visual Arts Open 2012

Two days of artist led discussion, curator insights, technology and popcorn

Unless otherwise stated all events are free and no booking is required.

Saturday 19th May

60 Minute Cinema

Enjoy the latest video art from Mainland China in the second instalment of 60 Minute Cinema at Chinese
Arts Centre with free popcorn and Chinese tea; including work by Zhao Liang, Cao Fei, Yang Fudong and
Jun Yang. Exhibition continues until June 9th

Future Everybody

Part of Future Everything 2012 this exhibition is hosted in the 1830 Warehouse, a Grade 1 listed building
which forms part of the Museum of Science and Industry’s site in Castlefield. Eighteen international artists
from sculptural, video, sound and digital fields display their work. Exhibition continues until June 10th


Manchester’s historic Victoria Baths is the venue for Handmade, an interactive craft fair for artists
combining craft and digital technology. Visitors will have the opportunity to create their own DIY artworks.
Alongside Handmade there will be a Zine Symposium displaying Manchester zines with workshops for
visitors to contribute to a Victoria Baths Fanzine. Part of Future Everything 2012.

Entry on the door £2

Artist-Led Platform #1
(Join us at 5:30pm for refreshments)

For this special event Castlefield Gallery has brought together Rogue Project Space, Blank Media
Collective, the Artist Bonfire and the Lionel Dobie Project amongst many others. A series of short
presentations on the current activity and future plans of these artist led projects will lead to an audience
led Q&A. Further discussion may continue until 9pm and then most likely the pub.

Sunday 20th May

Curator Tour and Drop in Workshop

Explore Haroon Mirza’s sculpture A Sleek Dry Yell featuring Richard ‘Kid’ Strange at Manchester Art Gallery
with curator Kate Jesson. Discuss the use of sound in contemporary art and then enjoy a hands-on drop-in
workshop, recording your own found sounds to make a musical composition.
Suitable for all ages.

Curator Tour of Subversion

Subversion is the major new socio-political group exhibition at Cornerhouse curated by Omar Kholeif who
will host this public tour.

This event is free however booking is required reserve your place

Following the tour meet us in the ground floor foyer to walk round to UHC and the next event:

Art, Design, Activism and Occasional Property Development: A UHC roundtable

Ultimate Holding Company (UHC) is a group of creative pioneers and provocateurs operating at the
junction of contemporary visual art, engaged design practice and social activism. Recently UHC began
working in partnership with property developers ASK on a series of conversations on the areas surrounding
Manchester City Council’s new cultural development at First St. This round table will bring together
members of UHC with invited guests to interrogate how artists and activists can build effective and ethical
relationships with the private sector, and utilise the constraints of the economic downturn to create the
space for risk and adventure.

Put Your Money Where Your Eyes Are

Castlefield Gallery just 2 minutes from UHC, will be having a special open day for the Manchester Salon
Weekend, giving visitors an extra chance to see the work in their fundraising auction ‘Put Your Money
Where Your Eyes Are’. Featuring 50+ donated artworks from artists and curators including: Pavel Büchler,
Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gordon Cheung, Shezad Dawood, Mike Chavez-Dawson,
Leo Fitzmaurice, Rachel Goodyear, Naomi Kashiwagi, Mark Leckey, David Mackintosh, Haroon Mirza, Peter
Saville, Mit Senoj, David Shrigley and Liam Spencer.
Online Bidding starts on May 4th viewable in the gallery from May 11th (Tue to Fri 1-6pm and by
appointment) all bids close with the auction at the gallery on May 30th.

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Chinese Arts Centre
Market Buildings
Thomas Street
M4 1EU
tel: +44 (0) 161 832 7271

Future Everything CIC
39 Edge St
M4 1HW
Tel +44 (0)161 834 1300

Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road
M3 4FP
Tel: +44 (0)161 832 2244

Victoria Baths
Hathersage Road,
Manchester, M13 0FE.
Tel: +44 (0)161 224 2020

(Nearest Bus Route is the 50 which Runs from Manchester City
Centre (Princess St) to East Didsbury. Get off at the junction of
Upper Brook St, Anson Rd and Hathersage Rd. Walk east along

Hathersage Rd to the Baths, 1/4 mile)

Castlefield Gallery
2 Hewitt Street
M15 4GB
Tel: +44 (0)161 832 8034

Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
M2 3JL
Tel: +44 (0)161 235 8888

70 Oxford Street
M1 5NH
Tel: +44 (0)161 228 7621

Hotspur House (5 minutes from Cornerhouse)
2 Gloucester Street
M1 5QR
Tel: +44 (0)161 235 8812

For more information about the Manchester Salon Weekend contact Matthew Pendergast
email: Tel: 07896960425