All are welcome to Rogue’s first Open Studios event since 2019. We are open from 12-5pm on both Saturday May 14th and Sunday May 15th and refreshments will be available. Come and have a look round our lovely Grade II listed building and visit the studios of up to 85 contemporary artists working in a wide range of media.

In addition to the Open Studios, we will be presenting ‘DRAWING-IN-BREATHING-OUT’ an exhibition of drawing by Manchester based artists as part of A Modest Show, the official satellite programme of the British Art Show 9

Entry is free and limited free parking is available in our car park. Please note that only the ground floor is wheelchair accessible.

Proximity in residence from 11th April – 5th May
Open Day 5th May 1-7pm

Or by appointment email

Free or ticketed? FREE


Proximity is a collective of 6 artists interested in the spatial and social elements of practice-as-research (established May 2019). Through a series on in-person residencies across the north of England and regular virtual meet-ups, we have developed our approach of “convivial aesthetics” and provide one another with professional, creative, and emotional support.


During our residency at Rogue Project Space we will continue to explore different ways in which our proximity to each other can create new ideas, ways of thinking, and strategies for making and thinking art.

For further information email:

Insta: @Proximity_collective


‘Mastered It!’ Present their postgraduate showcase, a diverse selection of creative arts. Join us!

Openshaw, Manchester – Danielle Eccles, Gemma Burnell & Steven White will present Mastered It!, taking place at Rogue Studios on Thursday 13th January (industry guests) and Saturday 15th January (open event). The showcase will feature an inspirational mix of Fine Art, Illustration, Textiles and Surface Design, Fashion, Creative Writing and Theatre.

The University of Bolton graduates from MA Creative Practice, MA Creative Industries and MA Applied and Community Arts programmes, are proud to bring Mastered It! to Rogue Studios for the first time.

The times for both events are as follows:

Thursday 13th January- 18.00-20.00

Saturday 15th January- 12.00-15.00

For more details about the event, or to book, please contact Please be aware that this is a booked event only. Strict covid regulations will be followed.

‘The arts have the power to enlighten, to teach, to motivate and encourage. We would be delighted for you to come along and share our work’, Gemma Burnell at Mastered It!


Gemma Burnell (Event Liaison)



Sponsored by Castlefield Gallery and Cass Art Manchester

Preview 2-5pm Sunday 29th August 2021 (Artists only) 
Rogue Project Space
4 Barrass St
M11 1WP

Exhibition continues Sunday 5th and Sunday 12th September 12-5pm 2021

MADE IT is a selected showcase of graduate artists from the 2020/21 cohort, judged by artists Emily Speed and Hetain Patel, in collaboration with Short Supply

This years cohort are: Hafsa Aziz, Alice Vincent-Barwood, Polly Bates, Beth Cooper, Alicia Corbett, Chloe Rose Daniels, Jessica Dartnall, Emma Dolan, Jasmine Gardner, Sumayyah El Gindy, Eve Gittens, Sarah Godfrey, Nadire Gokmen, Penny Haskall, Scott Hesketh, Gabriel Kidd, Monica Marshall, Nicole Mullan, Phoebe Price, Rowan Pritchard, Saffron Stott, Saffron Summerfield, Emilia Trafalgar, Baba Lou Webb, Amelia Welbourne, Rhianwen Williams, Helena Worthington and Leyao Xia. 

Awards announced at the Preview will be Curator’s Choice, CASS ART Prize and Castlefield Associate’s Award. The People’s Choice Award which is an online vote will be awarded on 12th September 2021. 

Further information here 

hi! i’m beznitz.
selected works 2017 – 2020 by Mateusz Beznitz
7 – 29 March 2020
preview: Friday 6 March 6 – 9 pm
“Creativity brings me a sense of life, sense of what makes me a human and why I am here on this Earth”  – Beznitz
“hi! i’m beznitz.” is an exhibition of Mateusz Beznitz’s paintings created from the time of his arrival in the UK in September 2016 up to the present day.
This exhibition showcases his large scale paintings as well as a series of over 30 small abstract portraits. Marking a new period of time in his life, all of these works have been created in the UK – most in his current studio at Rogue, and others back in 2017 in his flat.

Beznitz invites you to explore, contemplate, interpret, enjoy or dislike his work. His abstract expressive paintings are rather detached from conscious decision making and reveal intuitive aspects of his humanity, some would say they almost feel like visual poems.
Beznitz is a European visual artist, painter and sculptor. He studied Fine Art at University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, Poland. Born in 1975 in Starachowice, Poland, Beznitz is currently based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

He is a member and resident of Rogue Artists’ Studios & Project Space CIC, co-founding member of Europia Art Collective, and member of Artists Union England.
The exhibition has been curated by Karol Kochanowski, co-founding member of Europia Art Collective.
Rogue Artists’ Studios CIC
2-6 Barrass Street,
M11 1PU

the experience of history

new and recent work by david gledhill

extended until February 24th

open every Monday, Thursday and Friday 12-5pm.

(Closed December 21 – January 6)

Private View: Friday January 10 6-9pm

the experience of history is an exhibition of paintings, films and objects based on and incorporating amateur snapshots acquired from flea markets in Europe during the past 10 years.

Most of the photographs were taken between 1930 and 1945 and provide a glimpse of a momentous period in modern history, as recorded by citizen photographers.

The exhibition features four linked projects. ‘Poland 1940-1941’ is based on an album of photographs probably taken by a German civil administrator posted to Sosnowiec in southern Poland in June 1940. ‘The Berlin Olympic Village Project’ features paintings based on amateur snapshots of the Olympic Village during the Games in 1936, together with paintings and films that depict the Village as it appeared in 2016. ‘Karel/Karl’ includes paintings based on photographs from a box of personal effects that belonged to an ethnic German carpenter from Czechoslovakia, together with assemblages that combine furniture and suitcases with documents from the box. ‘Ruth Finger’ is based on a small wallet of personal photographs taken in Germany during the 1940s.

Timed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War and at a turning point in British history, the exhibition shows how previously tolerant populations can be persuaded to identify with extremist ideologies through a process of indoctrination, scapegoating and pageantry.

For further information or to arrange to visit contact:

David Gledhill



Rogue Women

16 November – 1 December 2019

Private View: Friday 15 November 6 – 9pm

Rogue: Behaving in ways that are not expected or not normal.

Subversive: seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution.

Solidarity: unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.

Why are so many female artists airbrushed from history?

Why is there gender inequality in the art world?

What does it mean to be a woman in Art?

Throughout art history women have been largely invisible, ignored and excluded from the dialogue.

We have decided to respond to the discourse around the gender imbalance in the arts by having an all female artists exhibition entitled ‘ROGUE WOMEN’

This brings together and celebrates the work of 40 women artists from Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and London and includes young emerging artists alongside established international artists working in varied disciplines.

The aim is to put women in the spotlight and show solidarity with women artists everywhere. Our guest curator is Ann Bukantas, Curator and Head of Fine Art at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Including work by: Rachael Addis  Heather Alderson  Roseanna Baylis  Janet Bezzant  Andrea Booker  Brass Art  Lindsey Bull  Margaret Cahill  Annie Carpenter  Jane Chavez-Dawson Josephine Clinton  Rebecca Davy  Claire Dorsett  Jenny Ruth Eden  Sarah Feinmann  Alice Fox  Susan Gunn  Hannah Leighton-Boyce  Michelle Leigh  Liz Lyons  Susie MacMurray  Azzymah Mayor  Sarah Jane Moon  Mandy Payne  Nadia Peters  Jen Orpin  Sue Reddish  Lucy Ridges  Lauren Sagar  Lynn Setterington  Nicola Smith and Jessica Longmore  Jennifer Steele  Katy Suggitt  Judith Tucker  Liz West  Joanna Whittle



New and recent work by Rogue Studios artists

July 12th – August 24th


Rogue is delighted to be part of the Manifest Arts Festival 2019

Manifestation, an exhibition of work by studio artists follows on from the acclaimed inaugural exhibition Manifesto which featured work by 55 Rogue Artists, Manifestation showcases new work by recent additions to the studio membership.



Rogue Project Space
4 Barrass Street
M11 1PU

Opening event: Saturday 8th June, 2-5pm, all welcome
Open 9th- 29th June, Thursdays and Saturdays 12- 5pm and available to view by appointment (contact:
Closing event: Saturday 29th June 12-5pm

‘Why Be Exotic In Private? is a solo installation by artist Jenny Steele, which is the result of her research into South Beach Miami’s 1930’s ‘Seaside Moderne’ architecture which was inspired by the long sweeping streamlined curves and details of ocean liners and the International Modernist style. In addition to recording the formal and decorative elements of the buildings, Steele explored the social history of the largest area of coastal art deco architecture built internationally. The installation was Steele’s first solo exhibition in London at The Foundry Gallery, Chelsea from December 2018 – March 2019, and is at Rogue Project Space, Manchester until June 29th.

This exhibition is supported by Arts Council England Project Grants, The Graphical Tree, The Little Greene Paint Company, Fred Aldous and The Foundry Gallery.