Dreaming Of New York

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Dreaming of New York

Pool Arts featuring Penny Arcade

The CIA and Abstract Expressionism? A Situationist-style Derive of Ancoats? surreal Elvis? Queer Culture?

Visit Horsfall Space at 42nd street during Manchester International Festival and see Pool Arts art exhibition on the links between Art / Manchester and New York City.

Join us for special events, meet the fabulous Penny Arcade and enjoy an Independence Day Barbecue and  our famous bagels!


Horsfall Space at 42nd Street Based on Great Ancoats Street, Horsfall is under renovation in this innovative historic quarter

A creative hub for 42nd Street, a charity supporting young people under stress. Opening in April 2016 and housing our creative programme.

Manchester | UK

New York became the centre of the art world following the second world war – but  what does the idea of America mean to us now, in a shifting geopolitical landscape?

This exhibition conceived by Pool Arts, Manchester’s other arts organisation, sees each artist exploring and researching their responses to the idea of New York City.

Work includes drawing, painting, installation, performance, sculpture and a Situationist map-guided “derive” of Ancoats.

We proudly present the work of performance artist Penny Arcade direct from NYC via Edinburgh. Penny famously collaborated with Andy Warhol. She will be showing her video New York Voices and making a live appearance at the closing afternoon party for the exhibition on Sunday 19th July. She will be meeting Pool Arts members and guests in Manchester at a special dinner at HOME, Manchester’s newest Internationally Art Centre


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