Manchester: 20th May 2012

Part of the North West Visual Arts Open 2012: two days of artist led discussion, curator insights, technology and popcorn!

11am – 3pm at Manchester Art Gallery

Curator Tour and Drop in Workshop

Explore Haroon Mirza’s sculpture A Sleek Dry Yell featuring Richard ‘Kid’ Strange at Manchester Art Gallery with curator Kate Jesson. Discuss the use of sound in contemporary art and then enjoy a hands-on drop-in workshop, recording your own found sounds to make a musical composition. Suitable for all ages.

1pm – 6pm at Castlefield Gallery

Put Your Money Where Your Eyes Are

Castlefield Gallery just 2 minutes from UHC, will be having a special open day for the Manchester Salon Weekend, giving visitors an extra chance to see the work in their fundraising auction ‘Put Your Money Where Your Eyes Are’. Featuring 50+ donated artworks from artists and curators including: Pavel Büchler, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gordon Cheung, Shezad Dawood, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Leo Fitzmaurice, Rachel Goodyear, Naomi Kashiwagi, Mark Leckey, David Mackintosh, Haroon Mirza, Peter Saville, Mit Senoj, David Shrigley and Liam Spencer.

Online Bidding starts on May 4th viewable in the gallery from May 11th (Tue to Fri 1-6pm and by appointment) all bids close with the auction at the gallery on May 30th

2pm – 3pm at Cornerhouse

Curator Tour: Subversion

Subversion is the major new socio-political group exhibition at Cornerhouse curated by Omar Kholeif who will host this public tour. This event is free however booking is required. Reserve your place here

Following the tour at Cornerhouse meet us in the ground floor foyer to walk round to UHC and the next event

3.30 – 4.30pm at Ultimate Holding Company (UHC)

Art, Design, Activism and Occasional Property Development: A UHC roundtable

Ultimate Holding Company (UHC) is a group of creative pioneers and provocateurs operating at the junction of contemporary visual art, engaged design practice and social activism. Recently UHC began working in partnership with property developers ASK on a series of conversations on the areas surrounding Manchester City Council’s new cultural development at First St. This round table will bring together members of UHC with invited guests to interrogate how artists and activists can build effective and ethical relationships with the private sector, and utilise the constraints of the economic downturn to create the space for risk and adventure.

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