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
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.
Follow this link for a Google Map of Manchester Salon Weekend locations and for more
information about visiting Manchester go to www.visitmanchester.com
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Chinese Arts Centre
tel: +44 (0) 161 832 7271
Future Everything CIC
39 Edge St
Tel +44 (0)161 834 1300
Museum of Science & Industry
Tel: +44 (0)161 832 2244
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)
2 Hewitt Street
Tel: +44 (0)161 832 8034
Manchester Art Gallery
Tel: +44 (0)161 235 8888
70 Oxford Street
Tel: +44 (0)161 228 7621
Hotspur House (5 minutes from Cornerhouse)
2 Gloucester Street
Tel: +44 (0)161 235 8812
For more information about the Manchester Salon Weekend contact Matthew Pendergast
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07896960425