27 – 29 September
Rogue Open Studios 2013 is an exciting event taking place at Crusader Mill in Manchester, which annually draws thousands of visitors from across the UK. This year 88 resident artists will be showcased in their workspaces alongside special exhibitions in The Project Space and Malgras|Naudet gallery.
The 2013 Open Studios exhibition runs from September 27- 29, with the preview event taking place from 18.00 – 21.00 on Friday 27. The opening hours over the weekend are 12.00 – 17.00 daily. Crusader Mill is conveniently located five minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Station.
Rogue Open Studios offers fellow artists, curators, collectors and the general public an opportunity to meet the artists and to access all areas of the studios while affording studio members an opportunity to exhibit and offer work for sale. The event is unique in Manchester, creating a showcase for so many professional artists free of charge to the public.
Both Malgras|Naudet and The Project Space are funded by Arts Council England – the first time two such spaces have run concurrently in the same location.
Artists at Rogue range from recent graduates to established practitioners. Many artists based at Rogue work closely with public, as well as independent and commercial galleries and have exhibited widely across the UK and Internationally. Studio members have been proactive in developing the cultural landscape in Manchester while others work in educational institutions and creative professions.
Established in 1995, Rogue is a not-for-profit artists studio providing members with accessible and affordable workspace in Manchester city centre. Rogue is now the largest independent studio group in the North West and is administrated by David Gledhill, Martin Nash and a committee of volunteers. Members work in a wide range of disciplines and media including drawing, film and video, illustration, installation, interactive art, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.