Category: Archive

At the SHED gallery this weekend: Morgan Wyman

Don’t miss our SHED gallery hosting new Pool Artist, Morgan Wyman who will be showing new stunning mixed media paintings. The exhibition is part of the Tonbridge Road Allotment Society annual show on the Community Allotment where SHED is based – with an outdoor pizza oven, Pimms, teas and coffees and a produce auction sale – always a highlight!


Ardwick Built for #ManifestArts17

The Ardwick Built exhibition saw Pool Arts and our Associates creating an open studio show that explored the local area around our new studio. Work looked at aspects of the social history, architectural and historical context. We visited the Ardwick Archive at GMCVO, based at Ardwick Green and this gave us lots of additional information. Visitors from as far afield as Korea saw the show which coincided with Manchester International Festival #MIF17 and was part of #ManifestArts17, which is an artist led initiative to showcase contemporary arts spaces and studios in the city every two years. One of the highlights of the weekend was a table top interactive model of the area, where visitors could take part in creating buildings made of scrap materials. Some of the iconic buildings that they crafted were 1930s modernist The Apollo and the castle-like Ardwick Barracks. On the Sunday, urban geographer Morag Rose led an alternative tour of Ardwick Green , one of the first suburbs of the city.

 


Ardwick Built

Our next event! Join us in a celebration of all things Ardwick as part of Manifest 2017

exhibition opens on Thurs 6th July and continues on the 8th and 9th only. See poster for details

On Sunday 9th July at 2pm come on a guided walk of Ardwock Green

with Morag Rose of the Loiterers Resistance Movement!


Manchester, Artists and mental health: survey

We are looking for your help to find out what artists who experience mental health problems need to help support their artistic development. Can you spare a few moments to complete this form for us? Your input is appreciated

follow the link to the survey

event at studio

event at Pool Arts studio


Dropping Anchor studio launch


The studio launch was a great success. £200 funds were raised, art works exhibited, and visitors came to meet Pool Arts and take part in the event celebrating the new studio! Thanks to everyone who helped to run the evening and set up. More photos coming soon

 


Dropping Anchor: Pool Arts new studio launch event

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a launch event for our new studio in Ardwick. This new sustainable studio model means that we are now hosting Associate Members, professional artists who will work alongside our members’ shared studio space. At the launch we will be showcasing our self contained Associate spaces, showing work by members and generally celebrating the voyage of discovery that Pool Arts has been on

 


Julie Portland exhibition

 

Pool Arts’ Julie Portland is exhibiting photographs at Croma in Didsbury. We’d like to Thank Aroma for supporting a series of individual exhibitions in their restaurant over the 4 months. Its great experience for the artists and the work looks great. All the work in the show is for sale, contact us if you are interested in buying – proceeds to Pool Arts studio funds.


Join Our New Studio Associates!


Welcome to The New Pool Arts Studio spaces. This new studio model includes self contained spaces with WiFi and natural south facing window light, ground floor access and close to transport network and Universities. Just 5 minutes from Manchester City centre and Piccadilly Station. Contact us now for more details if you are interested in joining as a Pool Arts member or as an Associate.

We would like to thank Arts Council England for helping to get the studio off the ground and Shoosmiths for their continued support.


I.Baron exhibition

I.Baron poster

 

 

 

 

painting by I.Baron

by I.Baron

painting by I.Baron

painting by I.Baron

painting by I.Baron

painting by I.Baron

I.Baron makes drawings and paintings portraying extraordinary and fantastical creatures – like people, but not like anyone you’ve met – or maybe you have. He also does portraits of famous and not so famous people in a graphic style such as this one above of Elvis.

Following the very successful exhibition of Simon Mawdsleys paintings, we proudly present a new solo show of Pool Arts member I.Baron’s work at Croma Didsbury. We’d like to thank Croma for allowing us the opportunity to use the restaurant as a gallery for the coming few months.

 


Simon Mawdsley exhibition

Delighted to be supporting artist Simon Mawdsley in his solo exhibition at Croma restaurant in Didsbury village. Crome @cromapizza invite you to look at the exhibition – even if you’re not eating – have a coffee of a drink and see Simons fabulous paintingscroma_poster