Whilst you visit A Modest Show, take some time to see some of the other exhibitions and arts events already taking place in the city.
Here we highlight Manchester’s brilliant artist-led venues and events.
ART IN MANCHESTER
Leaves / Leaving
Leaves / Leaving was a participatory project by artist Lowri Evans which took place under three trees in Salford in November 2021. It was documented by photographer and MA Socially Engaged Photography graduate Joseph Lee. Reflecting on cycles of life, death and the act of letting go, Lowri’s project Leaves / Leaving asks what we can learn from nature – and what wisdom we might share with each other.
Theirs, Yours, Ours: queer and non-binary perspectives on identity
Theirs, Yours, Ours brings together the work of four University of Salford Alumni who explore queer and non-binary perspectives through print, photography, painting, and installation. From the 1990s to today, the artists in this exhibition explore what it means to be represented, celebrate identities that lie beyond traditional gender expectations, and reflect on the shifts in identity that take place over time.
University of Salford Alumni
Rotpeter: ‘Bild eines zur Dressur gezwungenen’
For Moon Grove’s inaugural exhibition, Behrang Karimi has been invited to produce a series of work for the gallery’s intimate domestic location.
In The Making of 100 Years
This collection is the culmination of a lockdown exploration of the history of black comic book superheroes. Leslie’s drawings are a reinterpretation of these characters researched, made using his ‘memory and imagination’.
MADE IT is a selected showcase of North West graduates from the class of 2021/2022 taking place at Rogue Artists’ Studios and HOME as part of Short Supply's 22-23 programme GOIN PLACES DOIN BITS supported by Arts Council England.
Ghostlines: Mads Floor Anderson & Cara Davies
We all make tracks - navigating our lives via trails and desire-lines, creating familiar routes as counter to life’s uncertainties. Artists Mads Floor Andersen and Cara Davies are hosted by PINK in a week-long residency, unpicking the complex meshwork created by our daily comings and goings, travel, memory, and the ghosts of the past.
Salford Rediscovered is a one off partnership event on 16th June across Peel Park, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, The Crescent Green, and Peel Park Campus to celebrate the success of Rediscovering Salford. All the artists involved in ‘You Belong Here’ will be involved in this event, including a performance by Cheddar Gorgeous as Madam Mort.
COCKTAIL - UNIT 4 OPEN STUDIOS
Come and experience a range of diverse work by our unique community of artists, performers, community artists, makers and doers on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 2022
As part of A Modest Show, the collateral programme to the British Art Show 9, this Open Studio event, supported by Islington Mill, is a celebration of a creative, culturally vibrant community that is firmly embedded within the local neighbourhood. The site is home to a heady cocktail of fine artists, illustrators, printmakers, textiles, ceramics, musicians, filmmakers, coffee roasters, curators, artist collectives, candle makers, performers, poets, bees (yes bees!) and more besides.
An exhibition displaying work produced by artists based in Unit’s 2 and 4 will be on display in the Unit 4 Gallery Site, curated by resident artist Owen Herbert.
Our multifaceted event looks to marry Contemporary art in all its mediums, performance, spoken word, theatre and food in a way that allows art and its consumption (its viewership ‘breaking bread’) to co-exist on equal platforms. As a collective, we look to question notions of ‘high’ art; we deeply consider practices of consumption and the lack of longevity that marks the art world - intending instead to underscore sustainability’s integral position in new art practices.
On The Rag MCR
For this new exhibition, Goodyear has experimented with scale, making her largest and most detailed drawing to date. With heightened detail, bodies contort, a wolf-pack is tangled into a single entity of snarls and fur and figures explore sensations that hold an ambiguous balance of pleasure and discomfort.
A group exhibition of seven artists, exploring the mysterious world of mycelial networks and fruiting fungi. Presented at The Talleyrand’s gallery and performance space, the show features work by artists Jacob Cartwright, Emma Dibb, Jane Lawson, Nick Jordan, Louis Neale Lara Ögel and Chester Tennyson, and includes painting, drawing, film, photography, text, sculpture and living organisms.