ROGUE CINEMA – ARTISTS FILM FEST
18TH FEB – 18TH MARCH
Four weeks of artists moving image, experimental film and performances featuring local and international artists. From archive works to film premieres, 16mm exhibition and live sound scapes, digital experiments and analogue shorts, plus some never-before seen works by independent american film-maker George Kuchar.
All events take place at ROGUE CINEMA – a temporary cinema installation in Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!
(please note, we’re on the 1st floor, and sadly we have no disabled access at present)
Rogue Project Space – 1st Floor – 4pm- 9pm
Featuring work and stalls by:
Mike Black – Margaret Cahill- Annie Carpenter – Jan Chlebik – Chris Daniels – Rebecca Davy – David Gledhill – Michelle Harrison – Lucy Harvey – Linda Hemmersbach – Hilary Jack – Michelle Leigh – Ivan Leudar – Sam Meech – Jen Orpin – Owl Project – Lucy Ridges – Lauren Sagar – Michelle Shields – Jenny Steele – Darren Tolliday – Jenny Walker & more…
Rogue members will be selling artworks, art materials and general studio paraphernalia at The Rogue Christmas Jumble Sale on Friday 16th December, 4-9pm in our First Floor Project Space. Grab a last minute Christmas gift or a bargain from the back catalogue of one of our artists.
Paintings, prints, sculptures, knitwear, photographic prints, jewellery, glass and much more will be on sale alongside an array of interesting bits and bobs for one night only. Join us for a mulled wine and help us raise a toast to 2016 as we welcome the new year and (hopefully) a new home!
We’ll be posting details over the coming weeks to our Facebook Event, RSVP to find out more.
Division of Labour
Preview: Thursday 1st December 2016, 6-8pm
Open: Saturday 3 & 10 December, 12-5pm (or by appointment)
Division of Labour concludes Rogue Project Space’s 2016 artistic programme by drawing on Manchester’s relationship to industry. Spaces which have enabled artistic and industrial production are now being developed or demolished as the city expands. This redevelopment marks a monumental shift in the city’s identity as it begins to re-brand itself as a place for presentation and professional habitation. Newly commissioned works by Robin Megannity, Jenny Steele, Jenny Walker and Helen Wheeler explore the purpose and place of production in the city, and the commercial landscape which threatens to exclude it from its future. Curated by Lucy Harvey.
RSVP to the Facebook event page here.
An exhibition of knitworks and knitwear by Sam Meech and Unique Knitwear Ltd
Preview: Thursday 3 November, 6pm-8pm [Facebook Event]
Continues: 4– 13th November at Rogue Project Space. (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm, or by appointment)
Through interviews and visual research, Sam Meech has developed a series of works in response to and in collaboration with the knitting factories who share Crusader Mill with Rogue Artists Studios. Together they playfully experiment with the traditional artists’ portrait, explore the notion of ‘uniqueness’ in digital art and knitwear production, and propose an internet-age copyleft Christmas jumper. Binary scarves, appropriated patterns and even knitted punchbags, feature in this unusual exhibition of knitted textiles that gives an insight into the factory life and the people who work there.
As neighbours to Rogue, businesses such as Dream Knitwear, Imperial Knitwear and Unique Knitwear often cross paths with Rogue artists on the old stairwells of Crusader Mill, but rarely do the communities cross-over. Since April, Sam Meech has been tentatively building relations with the workers and business owners, sharing his own practice and conducting initial visual and technical research into their working environments and manufacturing processes.
This residency has allowed Meech to find parallels with his own artistic practice using domestic knitting machines, and also identify opportunities to potentially creatively document their work and experiences, and collaborate in developing new artworks and even new knitwear.
Excuse Me While I Am Changing
Saturday 15 + Sunday 16 October, 12-5pm (or by appointment)
Preview: Friday 14th October, 6-9pm alongside Rogue Open Studios
Rogue Project Space presents Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Michelle Shields, Matthew Bamber, and Linda Hemmersbach in Excuse Me While I Am Changing. Curated by Lucy Harvey, new drawing, painting, making and photography respond to evidence of the city’s expansion in the liminal and shifting space which surrounds Rogue.
ROGUE PROJECT SPACE @ THE MANCHESTER CONTEMPORARY
LAUNCH: Thursday 22 September, 5.30-9pm
Rogue Project Space is excited to be exhibiting work by Rogue Artists’ Studios (Rogue) members; Jan Chlebik, Hilary Jack, Sam Meech, Evangelia Spiliopoulou, and Mike Chavez-Dawson with Shaw & Shaw at The Manchester Contemporary 2016.
Rogue’s Arts Council England funded 2016 programme will be the last in the studios current home, Crusader Mill, following the building’s recent purchase by property developers. The works exhibited at The Manchester Contemporary respond to the transitory state of Rogue and the building which has been its home since 2001.
The Manchester Contemporary is the only critically engaged art fair of it’s kind outside London. 2016 will be the eighth edition and will see a range of UK and international gallery and project spaces at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester. Produced alongside Buy Art Fair, this is the largest art fair outside of London.
Rogue Project Space Programme Coordinator: Lucy Harvey
Rogue Project Space, First Floor, 66-72 Chapeltown Street, Manchester, M1 2WH [map]
Whilst Rogue welcomes proposals for our Project Space, our artist-led studios are run on a voluntary basis and enquiries may not be responded to immediately. Please note that all studio applications should be addressed to David Gledhill and Martin Nash (co-directors) and sent to the general email address: firstname.lastname@example.org