Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Mark Devereux Projects announce Projects: Manchester

Last month I became a member of Mark Devereux Projects, an artist production-development organisation established to help increase the national and international profile of early-career visual artists.

With each practitioner’s artistic and career development paramount, emphasis is placed upon mentoring and helping the individual to place themselves within the industry through concentrated critical engagement and promotion.

Mark Devereux Projects have just announced it's latest project:

Mark Devereux Projects are delighted to announce the launch of

Launching this November, Projects: Manchester is a new pop-up space dedicated to nurturing and developing the work of emerging artists. Responding to the current ecology and Mark Devereux Projects’ ongoing ambition to help nurture the best up and coming talent, we are excited to offer creatives a new test space. Emphasising Manchester’s reputation for its support to early-career artists, the space will be available to trial new ideas.
Taking residence in one of the eight floors of former office space at the Co-Operative’s major Federation House in central Manchester and as part of Castlefield Art Gallery’s New Art Spaces initiative, the venue will offer artists the opportunity to showcase, develop and experiment.
To launch Projects: Manchester, Mark Devereux Projects will be showcasing the work of ten of the organisation’s associate members responding to the title ‘Beyond Merely Assembling’. With works considering the way in which we respond to the environment around us, the spaces we occupy and how we often try to make-do with what we have, the exhibition includes the mediums of installation, painting, sculpture, video and performance.

Selected by Kerry Harker (Director The Tetley, Leeds), Gill Park (Director Pavilion, Leeds), Tony Charles (Director Platform-A, Middlesbrough) and Mark Devereux, each artist is given dedicated one-to-one developmental and critical support from Mark Devereux Projects, helping to nurture their ongoing careers.

Beyond Merely Assembling features the work of; Bettina Amtag, Tom Beesley, David Bethell, Phoebe Eustance, Charles Gershom, Aylwin Greenwood-Lambert, Mark Houghton, Katrien van Liefferinge, Kit Mead, Darren Nixon and Zervou-Kerruish.
Beyond Merely Assembling launches on Friday 8 November, 6-9pm and continues until Wednesday 20 November. There will also be a special event on Sunday 17 November, with further information to be announced shortly.


Projects: Manchester, 1st Floor, Federation House, Federation Street, Manchester, M60 0AF
Opening times: 1-7pm Tues-Fri | 12-4pm Sat-Sun | Closed Mon

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