Rogue Artists Studios
Established in 1995, Rogue is a not-for-profit artists studios providing members with accessible and affordable workspace in Manchester city centre. A five minute walk from Piccadilly Station, Rogue is now the largest independent studio group in the North West with ninety seven artists working in 30,000 square feet of space over three floors of Chapeltown Mill. Members range from recent graduates to established practitioners working in a wide range of disciplines and media; including drawing, film and video, illustration, installation, interactive art, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.
Once a year, Rogue opens its doors to the public in its Open Studios event inviting fellow artists, curators and the general public to access all areas of the studios while affording members an opportunity to exhibit and offer work for sale. This years Open Studios will take place over the weekend of September 27th-29th 2013.
PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 28th March 6pm - 8pm
EXHIBITION CONTINUES: 29th March - 2nd May 2014 (closed 18th April)
OPENING TIMES: Weds – Fri from 12pm – 5pm (other times by appointment)
This space we are, is the first exhibition in The International 3’s new temporary space at 142 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 6AF. Prompted by our recent process of review and relocation, This space we are comprises a collection of works that draw attention to the participants, the place and the production of art. Bringing together emerging and established artists based locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, This space we are combines sculpture, sound, painting and performance and whilst each work has power in its own right, together they offer a wider field of enquiry.
Enzo Marra’s paintings are concerned with the exploration and pictorial analysis of the artworld: the settings of the studio, the gallery, the auction house and the activities of observers to this world. In her audio and text work, Birdcalls, (1972-81), Louise Lawler transforms the names of famous male artists into birdsong, mocking the conditions of privilege and recognition given to male artists at that time. Evi Grigoropoulou’s, Future Contracts reference "tulipmania",a period during the 17th Century when the price of tulip bulbs increased dramatically then collapsed. Picturing an onion, mango and orange these paintings suggest alternative future currencies whilst also referencing the commerce of art. The central character in Dante Rendle Traynor’s video work, Show, exposes the power-play, networks and anxiety of a desperate and dystopian world easily applicable to careerism within art. Door by Monty consists of the artist painting the gallery’s front door. Permanently altering the physical space of the gallery, Door emphasises the threshold between public and private and provides the frame through which the audience enters the exhibition. Andrew Gannon’s practice is driven by an interest in operating lightly and relying on the generosity of others. For This space we are, Gannon presents Face Painting Work, using The International 3’s staff for the duration of the preview, Gannon considers what it is that constitutes work.
Rebecca Lennon’s Performance to Mirror and Joe Fletcher Orr’s Decoy seek to draw attention to and away from the other works on show. Whilst in her text based work, Lennon asks the viewer to consider their consumption of the other works on display, Orr’s piece, as the title suggests, aims to distract the viewer with its incessant movement. Purchased by The International 3 to serve as our new office desk, Gavin Wade’s Demonstration Table for a Mobile Wall System (After Adolf Krischanitz) demonstrates the narratives, properties and materials of the mobile wall system at Vienna Secession designed by Adolf Krischanitz in 1986. In 2004 The International 3 commissioned Bob and Roberta Smith to produce the gallery’s sign. Taking up temporary residence indoors, the sign awaits its permanent future relocation and in doing so alludes to The International 3's process of transition.
The International 3 is supported by Arts Council of England and by our Founder Patrons : Robert Devereux, Sezgin Ismail, Jo and Allan Melzack, Bob and Hazel Miller, Martyn and Valerie Torevell, Founder Artist Patron: Rachel Goodyear and those that wish to remain anonymous. For This space we are, we would like to thank the artists, WW Gallery, Ceri Hand Gallery, The Lewitt Collection,Chester,CT, Jonathan Trayner,Fran Blythe.
For more information please contact Paulette Terry Brien email@example.com / Mobile: 07981 389 591
The International 3,
142 Chapel Street
Tel: 00 44 (0) 7981 389 591
Liz West - Vanishing Boundaries at Future City Festival
Future City brings the best British contemporary digital artwork to Greater Manchester
Five large scale cutting edge contemporary artworks in public spaces at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK will form a season of visual and aural wonder over four weekends in March and April.
Anybody who has visited The Quays knows it is an iconic location of both historical significance and technological innovation. This stunning festival, Future City, reflects that perfectly, with artworks that combine humour, current affairs, and awareness of place or refer back to Manchester’s history.
Audiences are invited to come and enjoy each of these artworks for free over four weekends. A series of artists’ talks will run alongside this series hosted by Future City’s partners and co-curators, University of Salford.
From now until the 29 April, North-West based artist Liz West will be showing work Vanishing Boundaries at MediaCityUK as part of Future City festival.
An array of reflective discs protrude above floor level in this striking light installation. The only indoor piece in the Future City series, Vanishing Boundaries will be brightening up the foyer of the studios at MediaCityUK for six weeks. The installation emits intense bursts of light from underneath the discs; the floor is transformed into a field of colour, connected by the trailing electrical wires.
MediaCityUK, Broadway, Salford, M50 2EQ
0161 876 2106
Liz West's current solo exhibition An Additive Mixture at Gallery333 (Exeter Phoenix) has been extended until the end of April. Great for those who never got the chance to see it.
Please check the Exeter Phoenix website for further details: