Events and Exhibitions
Past Events and Exhibitions
This new display of around 30 photographs explores just some of the different ways contemporary artists have used photography in their work.
Taken from the 1980s onward, the photographs explore the body, reinvent still-life, examine our cultural identities and explore the places where we live, work and spend our leisure time.
The display features work by influential photographer Keith Arnatt, famous British artist Helen Chadwick, Turner Prize nominee Catherine Yass and Young British Artists such as Sarah Lucas and Jane and Louise Wilson.
Parachute; a collaboration between the BA (Hons) Contemporary Photography
and BA (Hons) Graphics Arts and Design students at Stockport College.
Parachute is a publication by BA (Hons) Contemporary Photography Degree at Stockport College; showcasing work from recent graduates, alumni and Staff of the course and is designed and produced in collaboration with BA (Hons) Graphic Arts and Design.
Incamera Arts is a group based on alternative processes and techniques in photography. There are no limits and no rules; show off your creativity and enjoy the creativity of others. Whether it is film or digital come along and share experimental techniques.
This group meeting will have a guest photographer, Jonathan Stead, who has studios in Sheffield. Jonathan is interested in historic photographic processes. He also makes his own cameras and runs workshops.
This multi-venue celebration of art from West Africa features significant photographic content.
At Manchester Art Gallery:
Hélène Amouzou Abraham Oghobase, Charles Okereke, George Osodi, Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo, Nyani Quarmyne.
At Whitworth Art Gallery:
Charles Okereke, Nii Obodai, Francois-Xavier Gbré, Romuald Hazoumè.
At Platt Hall, the Gallery of Costume:
Malick Sidibé, Abderramane Sakaly, Soungalo Malé, Hamidou Maiga.
An exhibition of work by the photography graduates at Stockport College, using the still and moving image to explore a range of themes, including the medium itself, which is in state of dynamic flux.
In collaboration with Manchester Museum, a number of students have used the Ancient Egyptian and Archaeology collection as a starting point for personal response, some of which depart radically from their inspiration.
The Degree Show celebrates the achievements and talents of final year students at Manchester School of Art.
The show is open to the public and will take place between 16 and 20 June 2012. It is held at Manchester Metropolitan University's All Saints Campus and at Quay House, Quay Street, Spinningfields in Manchester city centre. All venue details are available on their website.
As part of We Face Forward, the multi venue celebration of art from West Africa, across various venues in Manchester, are several free artist talks by participating photographers, lasting approx 20 to 30 minutes.
Whitworth Art Gallery, 2 June 2012:
14:30 Nii Obodai
16:30 François-Xavier Gbré
Manchester Art Gallery, 3 June 2012:
13:00 George Osodi
13:45 Romuald Hazoumè
Shadow Land is a major exhibition of work by internationally-acclaimed photographer Roger Ballen whose work offers a powerful social critique and an extreme, uncanny beauty. The exhibition explores three decades of Ballen’s career, charting the evolution of his unique photographic style and demonstrating the contribution he has made to contemporary photography.
Creative Exposures is a photography group based on alternative processes and techniques in photography.
The group is open to photographers using film or digital, with an emphasis on experimental techniques.
The group meets every second Thursday of each month - the next meeting is on 10 May 2012. The group has a facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativeexposures/
Chen Man is one of the most well known female Chinese photographers of the 21st century and is a leading fashion photographer in China.
She has created a rich body of striking images for Chinese editions of Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue. She has also won advertising commissions for international brands such as Adidas, Nike and Motorola.