the experience of history
new and recent work by david gledhill
7 december – 24 january
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.
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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.
WHY BE EXOTIC IN PRIVATE? JENNY STEELE
Rogue Project Space
4 Barrass Street
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: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.