Tag: Manchester

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!


Nathan Aiyna Sassen exhibition

Join us this Saturday at The SHED for a retrospective of the work of

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Nathan Aiyna Sassen


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

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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.


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


SHED-FEST

Its now 10 years since Tonbridge Road Allotments invited Pool Arts to erect the SHED gallery (previously shown at Platt Fields) on their new Community Plot. Since then we’ve held numerous exhibitions: solo shows , group projects, workshops and residencies in the smallest gallery (possibly) in the world! And the community plot has grown too, now boasting its very own pizza oven!
Famous curator Richard Demarco visited in 2011, declaring it “The best gallery I have ever visited” Help us celebrate with the lovely Community Plot volunteers providing refreshments and Pool Artists using “10” as a theme for the usual eclectic mix of artworks. There will be a display of images from the last 10 years. Wrap up warm and toast “The SHED” 2-5pm on Sunday 6th November. You can see some of the previous projects at SHED by browsing our archive – the link is top of the menu on the right of the screen.
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