4 Barrass St, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2LS
A group show which explores the realms between the drawn and performed mark and each gesture through a variety of provocations and modes of practice. Artists in this exhibition utilise a number of active and traced drawing processes throughout their practices, from the animated to the bodily.
Claire Dorsett invites 8 artists to exhibit on her studio table, interrogating this piece of furniture, to challenge what an exhibition spaces artists can use to show their work. The exhibition acts like a buffet table at a family function: acknowledging the often awkwardness of Open Studio events for artists & the strength that can be found in numbers.
Established in 1995, Rogue is an artist-run Community Interest Company providing accessible studio space close to Manchester city centre. Rogue is the largest independent studio group in the Northwest with more than 85 artists working in 57,000 square feet of space at the former Varna Street school buildings in Openshaw. Studio holders 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 for 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. The next Rogue Open Studios will be on May 14-15, 2022.
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. For news of forthcoming exhibitions see the home page of this website or email firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.
Wheelchair access to project space only
Co-Directors: David Gledhill / Martin Nash