Events and Exhibitions
In a major new touring exhibition leading contemporary photographers join forces to present the multimedia project Sixteen, exploring the dreams, hopes and fears of 16-year olds across the UK.
Martin Parr shows how the lives of Mancunians have changed but also reveals how there is continuity in how we live our lives.
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
People from the industry discuss Martin Parr's Return to Manchester exhibition offering their perspective and opinions on the work, including Redeye Director Paul Herrmann.
Past Events and Exhibitions
Interested in large format film photography? Want to improve your ideas and technique? Come and hear from photographer Craig Easton, and if you like, bring along your work for group critique and feedback.
Craig Easton uses large format photography as part of Sixteen, a major new national touring project involving 16 photographers looking at the experience of 16-year-olds all around the UK. The project evolved from his earlier work The Scottish Referendum Project and aims to give a platform for young people from all walks of life to express their aspirations, hopes, dreams and fears for their futures.
This November, international campaign movement With One Voice is holding the first ever International Arts and Homelessness Summit and Festival. The events are based on the acknowledgement that homelessness is not just about housing and practical ‘house-lessness’, and look to investigate how the arts are being used effectively around the world to reduce social isolation by building social networks and increasing both physical and mental health, improving public attitudes/promoting understanding towards people who are or have been homeless, and enabling homeless people to express themselves so their voice can be heard.
There is nothing linear about femininity - or what it means to be a woman - in the 21st century. Sex and gender are not limited to the monolithic paradigm of genetics; they are informed by something intangible, and it this essence of the female paradox that makes Allie's work as relevant as it is important and sets her apart form others in her field.
An exhibition of recent work by the photographic technicians at The University of Bolton (Roxana Allison, Tyrone Anderson, Mario Popham)
The word ‘techne’ is the term given by ancient Greeks to the practice of making and doing, as opposed to ‘episteme’ which is related to knowing. In their guise as technicians, it is the making and doing and the promotion of craft and skill that defines their role. These skills that have been honed over years are regularly put into the service of their own creative concerns. This exhibition showcases their personal photographic endeavours that are wide-ranging and ambitious in scope.
'Act of Possession' by Richard Stout incorporates elements of visual image, video and design and will open on the 29th June at Hatch, Oxford Road.
This spring, one of Manchester’s landmark buildings hosts Hit the North, a major group art exhibition, produced by Hobo Photo.
Dr Alasdair Foster, Leverhulme Visiting Professor from Melbourne and Ambassador to the Asia-Pacific PhotoForum, is one of the most original, provocative and inspiring thinkers in photography. We are delighted to welcome him to Manchester during a brief visit to the UK for a keynote lecture that sets the scene for the next National Photography Symposium later in 2018 on The Future of Work in Photography.
Photgrapher Andrew Susich has spent the last five years documenting life in the San Francisco Bay Area and Manchester using a 35mm Leica M6 camera and Illford film.
Opening night - 12th April 2018
Enjoy complimentary cocktails starting at 7pm provided by Absolut. Framed images for sale as well as prints available to order in a variety of sizes. Music will be supplied by former Hacienda resident DJ Paulette.
Exhibition opening hours
Monday to Thursday 12pm — 12am
Friday and Saturday 12pm — 2am
Sunday 12pm — 11pm