The SPARK Network exhibition 'SPARK: Artists' Interventions in a Time of Crisis' is an exhibition of a network of north-west artists concerned with intervention in the climate crisis, at Rogue Project Space, 2-6 Barrass St, Manchester, M11 1WP.

The exhibition opened on 9 December 2023 and runs until 13 January 2024, curated by Sophy King and John-Paul Brown.
Featuring: Artist A & Artist B, Chris Alton, John-Paul Brown, Eleanor Capstick, Nerissa Cargill Thompson, Maya Chowdhry, Helen Clare, Louise Ann Clarke, Sara Kristina Davies, Sarah Feinmann, Sarah Grant, Antony Hall, Jackie Haynes, Mishka Henner, Tracy Hill, David Jacques, Adele Jordan, Nick Jordan, Lizzie King, Sophy King, Jane Lawson, Helena Lee, Ruth Moilliet, Rob Mullender-Ross, Mike Perry, Sam Pickett, Gwen Riley Jones, Lucy Roberts, Heather Ross, Rae Story, Steve Sutton, TEA, Anne Waggot Knott, Debbie Yare.


Opening Times: Saturday, Sunday 12-4 pm
Or by appointment.
Show closes: 13th January 2024, 4 pm


SPARK is the first exhibition by members of the SPARK Artists Network, who have been meeting since June 2022. Their monthly events have included guerilla gardening, moss walks, exploring urban and rural ecologies, tours of political sites and exhibition visits. The exhibition aims to engender conversation and collaboration and foster the cross-pollination of ideas. The artists examine how their interventions can affect change, questioning whether art can be productive with or without overt activism. The exhibition, programme and conversations deriving from them will shape the future direction and plans of the Spark Artists Network.


There is a programme of events alongside the exhibition:
8th December, 6-8pm, Private View with Performances from Artist A & Artist B, and Maya Chowdhry.

9th December, 12-4 pm SPARK #18: Talks and panel Q&A moderated by Dr Ingrid Hanson with invited speakers Rebecca Chesney, Liz Postlethwaite and Debbie Yare.

16th December, 4-6pm Observed Ecologies: A programme of short films exploring the interconnections between human activity and the natural environment, selected from Braziers International Film Festival by Nick Jordan.

7th January 2-4pm What is the Role of the Artist at the End of Time?: Workshop led by Rae Story.

13th January 10am SPARK #19: Forest Bathing Walk with Niki Colclough. Part of the project 'Rituals for Tomorrow' by Jenny Steele. Followed by a Spark meeting – Where Do We Go From Here?

13th January, 2-4pm, Photography Talks and Networking –“Come and Chat: Climate Aware Photography” with Redeye The Photography Network - you can find out more information about this and book here.


The SPARK network was set up by Castlefield Gallery in 2022 to bring together artists wanting to intervene in the climate crisis. The gallery provides admin and promotional support for what has developed into a thriving artist-run network.

Find out more about the exhibition and here and about the Spark Artist Network here, you can follow them @sparkartistsnetwork on Instagram or Facebook or email for more information.


Photo credit: SPARK Artists Network


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