Rogue Artists Studios


Rogue Artists' Studios has a new website and from September 1st 2016 this site will no longer be updated. If you would like to visit the new site please follow the link below:




Rogue is delighted to be exhibiting at Waterside Arts Centre in Sale this Summer. Over 35 artists will be showing a range of work including painting, sculpture, video, photography and printmaking. The exhibition runs from July 23rd to October 22nd and everyone is welcome to attend the opening night party on Friday July 22nd from 6-9pm. We would love to see all our friends, old and new, to celebrate the history of the studios and to look forward to the next chapter of the Rogue story.


Follow the link below to view a series of short films about some of the artists at Rogue:



Catch Manchester TV's report about last year's Open Studios, our best ever!



Look out for our special programme of Project Space exhibitions and members offsite projects bearing the 'Rogue 21' logo during 2016, our last year at Crusader Mill.


About Rogue

Established in 1995, Rogue is a Community Interest Company 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 Crusader 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.
Rogue will be relocating during 2017, and we will be announcing the opening of our new studios as soon as possible. 
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 Rogue Open Studios, our last at Crusader Mill, will take place over the weekend of 14th - 16th October 2016.
Rogue also runs a programme of events in the Project Space, which is used primarily for temporary exhibitions, residency and exchange projects and one-off events. Rogue's new Project Space is on the 1st floor of the studios. and information about a special programme of exhibitions and events to mark the end of our time at Crusader Mill is posted below.
All studio applications and general enquiries should be addressed to David Gledhill and Martin Nash (co-directors) and sent to rogueartistsstudios@yahoo.co.uk

Rogue members' exhibitions



Olydo Berlin 2016: 80 years of the Olympic Village, Elstal.

An exhibition of contemporary art inspired by the athlete’s village constructed for the 1936 Berlin Olympics.


Exhibition Dates:

July 19th – August 26th Deutsche Kreditbank AG, Berlin.

September 11th             Olympic Village, Elstal, Germany.

About the Project

In September 2015, Rogue artists Margaret Cahill and David Gledhill, together with Wolf Bertram Becker and Peter Lewis, were invited to visit the site of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Village by its current owner, DKB Stiftung in Berlin, and Palis Advisory GmbH, who initiated the project.

The artists have spent the past 8 months producing work in response to the site for an exhibition at Deutsche Kreditbank’s headquarters in Berlin. The exhibition will encompass painting, printmaking, collage, video and 3D pieces and will transfer to the refurbished gymnasium at the Olympic Village itself in September.


 ‘Curse of the laughing hand’ is a group show proposed by artist Brian Mountford. It is a show which seeks to bring together a humorous and playful approach towards art & painting.

The works on show here and the ideas associated with them are assorted, ranging from impromptu slapstick to much more complex works that involve a conscientious accumulation of historical and art related ideas.

All of the works in the show however, employ creative strategies in their portrayal of a subject as well as in the different ways they distort the perspectives through which they look at it. Like a joke, a piece of art demands an audience to be significant.





























Events & Exhibitions