E Philip St, Salford M3 7LE
SOS Summer Open Studios / Paradise Works
S.O.S SUMMER OPEN STUDIOS
12-9pm Saturday 8th of July
Studio Tour: 12.30-1.30pm Informal tour with Paradise Works artists
Exhibitions: 6-8pm 'Hoarfrost On Our Lips' group exhibition curated by Will Marshall & 'Imagine What We Could Do Tomorrow', solo exhibition with Duncan Poulton curated by Division of Labour.
Party: 7-9pm Bar, street food + DJ set by Cally b2b SebastieN
Paradise Works opens its doors for S.O.S, a Summer Open Studios event with exhibitions, tours and a party to coincide with the Manchester International Festival 2023.
Hoarfrost On Our Lips
New show as part of SOS at Paradise Works
Hoarfrost On Our Lips
Artists: Yelena Popova, Catriona Robertson, Madi Acharya-Baskerville, John-Paul Brown with poems by Esther Koch. Curated by Will Marshall
Preview: 6-8pm Saturday 8th July
Open: 12-4pm Saturdays until the 12th of August
Based on the remaining industrial buildings of Salford, Hilary’s series of outdoor public art works act as functioning nesting boxes for bird and insect populations negatively impacted by the fast pace of regeneration in the city; and as a signifier for core BAS9 and A Modest Show venues.
Looking at People Looking at Art in the Gallery from the Studio
Part IV in Division of Labour’s Looking at series examining new sculpture from artists who are heavily involved in artists communities in London, Birmingham, Worcester and Manchester. This episode displays the poetic, and dryly funny sculpture from Kieran Leach.
The Emperors Nu Instagram and The Fall of The Artist Opera
A satirical dramatisation of the struggles faced by artists as they balance life and work and social media as they vie for a ‘seat at the table'. Puppets and theatre backdrops echo the themes of the film and performance as Richard performs to audiences who in turn become part of the work and inform his choices as he manipulates himself with illustrated simulacra and online engagement.
One of a five-part series of group exhibitions curated by Division of Labour exploring cooperation and mutualism as we live through a period of capitalist realism. In this episode of the series they look at housing and homes through the representation of the Brick.
Intersections is a group exhibition featuring artists who, in their own way, all make work relating to their sense of self, reflecting on their own identity. Presented together though, we create something that transcends the individual. It becomes both a celebration of the things that make us different from one another, and a way to recognise the things that we share.
Join Maisie Pritchard to participate in building a ‘cardboard dinnerware set’ as a new collaborative sculptural work using her own formula as a sculptural pulping medium, followed by a public exhibition. The project will explore the design and making process by giving low value materials, such as paper and cardboard, a new lease of life by transforming them into sculptural design objects as abstract and playful pieces of ‘dinnerware’.
Making of the Sausage
Andee explores the history of ‘Making of the Sausage’, allowing the public to view, through livestream, the process of creating his work whilst he explores the links between art and cookery, using self-built CNC machines to create mechanised, analogue drawings and paintings.
A tempting three-tier art event stuffed to the brim with contemporary visual artists, exhibition previews, studio tours, performance & launches under one roof with, this celebratory evening is a chance to meet and see the work of artists and curators living and working in the cities of Salford and Manchester today. Their birthday party & new studio unit launch hosts a bar, DJ and street food with three exhibition openings taking place in the building at one event.
‘To the South, There is a Great Land’
Dominic Allan. 'To the South There is a Great Land' Curated by Andrew Hunt. The artist and curator consider community support in relation to contemporary art, football, and specifically Luton Town Football Club by repositioning specific local culture in the south within the context of Salford, Greater Manchester. Based on growing up in Luton (Allan and Hunt were both born in Luton and Dunstable Hospital and grew up in the area,) this new work considers personal geography as an underdog. This is a full-frontal archaic art installation as an intellectualised, extended ‘away day’. With the honest ‘village voice’ repurposed within Salford.
History Buffet Aftermath
Small scale sculptures respond to the notion of the consumption of ideas and discarding ideas as a central theme of the work. Exaggerating the dimensions of the ordinary through the associative power of objects, their pareidolia-like readings are an analysis of the unexpected.
Established in 2017, Paradise Works is an artist-led studio community of 38 contemporary visual artists, a project space and gallery in Salford. We host a critically engaged programme of exhibitions and film screenings, showcasing works from new and established artists working nationally & internationally. Paradise Works is host to Division of Labour gallery Salford, and our annual open studios, public projects, residency programme and graduate awards support artists to share their work with people who live, work, or visit the city.
The gallery is on the first floor and only accessible by a staircase