This evening saw the opening of Northern Lights, a celebration of the prize exhibition’s tenth year in operation.
New Light was initially established to provide exhibition opportunities for artists in the region (especially those using traditional media), and the show at Saul Hay was held to present new work from previous prize winners. Unfortunately due to an administrative error I was marked as not being able to participate in the show and my piece was therefore missed in the catalogue.
You can view my piece “Lockdown 2.0” along with work of other prize winners Diana Armstrong, Karolina Szymkiewicz, David Chandler, Christopher Cook, Joshua Waterhouse, Anna Poulton, Joanna Whittle, Sarah Harris, James Naughton, Vic Harris, Ian Brooks, Nat Quinn, Mandy Payne, Josie Jenkins, Emma Lawrenson, Jo Taylor, Deborah Grice, Neil Bousfield, Rhea Sherriff-Hammond, Gavin Watson, Jan Huntley Peace, Linnet Rubaya, Christian Alexander Bailey, Alan Stones and Ben Ark.
The show will run from from 26th March – 17th April 2022.
In celebration of 10 years of New Light, a retrospective in collaboration with the Saul Hay Gallery has been arranged (opening on March 26th). The exhibition will host work of New Light’s award winning artists spanning the last ten years. For the show, prize winners from the last 5 Prize Exhibitions were invited to submit work for inclusion (of which I am one having won the Norman Ackroyd prize for printmaking in 2013).
The exhibition will also feature work by Nat Quinn, Josie Jenkins, Mandy Payne, Christopher Cook and 2020 winner Joanna Whittle, amongst others. An online catalogue of the show can be viewed here although I was mistakenly marked as not taking part even though I was so please ignore that bit! Entries include paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture across a range of disciplines with wide ranging subject matters.
It promises to be a diverse and thought provoking exhibition. Hope to see you there!
Really lovely to be invited to speak and share slides of my work at Manifest Calling. Quite possibly the most compact talk I have given but heaps of fun to deliver. They provided a brilliant insight into what is happening in the region.
The event was introduced by Kate Jesson and took place in Manchester Art Gallery’s Lecture Theatre. Other talks were given by Rachel Connor, Amanda Sutton, James Roper, Lucy Ridges, Rachel Goodyear, Richard Shields, Neil Greenhalgh, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Jude Wainwright and Ruta Skudraite.
Pictures appear courtesy of fellow Wellington Studio member Karol Kochanowski.
Just a quick note to let you know that the Manifest Arts have launched the Manifest Calling event I will be speaking at on Eventbrite (as well as on Facebook). It is free to attend but ticketed, and I have been informed that there are roughly fifty left of the 100 available.
Taking place on Sunday 21st July from 2pm onwards, the talk will house 10 speakers (each with 7 minutes allocated). It has been designed to provide a quick snapshot of the diverse art being produced in the region. With a healthy mix of arts organisations, painters, photographers, performers, installation artists and sculptors as well as leaders of outsider art projects, it is guaranteed to be informative, educational, and enjoyable!
” If you can say one thing about Emma Lloyd, it’s that she has patience. While the Kent native/adoptive Mancunian works in other materials, it’s perhaps her exquisite paperwork sculptures that she’s best known for. Pages are transformed into ammonites, cell structures and even people under the blade of her scalpel – making tangible the idea of books as otherworldly portals.”
Moving in day today! Thrilled to pick up the keys to my new space at Wellington Studios over in Ancoats. Will be a little while before I can move in properly as everything is still being built / kitted out and I have some painting to do with my new studio buddy Sabine Kraft…
Really lovely to have been able to make the move with a number of fellow Artwork Atelier artists too following the sad news that the building we had called home for a number of years was earmarked for demolition.
The video taken at Saul Hay Gallery during the “In Conversation” event is now available online! Featuring (from left to right): Susan Gunn, Rachel Grimshaw, myself, Sara Riccardi, Jane Fairhurst, Tracey Eastham and Diana Terry.
All footage was shot by Michela Riccardi of Art Across.
I am pleased to announce my participation in Anniversary at Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester (30th September-12th November). October 2017 marks their first anniversary of opening and they have invited thirty-five artists who have exhibited at the space over the past year to showcase work. The preview for the show will be held on 29th September from 18:00 until 20:30.
Other artists exhibiting in the show are as follows:
A few photographs from the Material Matters in conversation event held at Saul Hay Gallery on 15th September. The talk was hosted by art historian Sara Riccardi and involved six of the exhibiting artists (Susan Gunn, Rachel Grimshaw, Jane Fairhurst, Tracey Eastham, Diana Terry and me). A thoroughly enjoyable evening with plenty to ponder from the artists involved and the insightful commentary delivered by Sara reflecting on artistic practice in historical context. Look forward to more Art Across events in the future!
All images appear courtesy of Art Across apart from 3-4 (courtesy of Saul Hay Gallery) and 11-12 (courtesy of Helena Denholm).
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