Hankering for Classification with Matthew Pendergast

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Elizabeth Wewiora invited Manchester based Curator Matthew Pendergast to collaborate on a new exhibition and curated series of events exploring artists’ preoccupation with collecting, archiving and re-working found objects and imagery to form their practice.

The project is underpinned by the inclusion of exhibition design by London based artist Poppy Whatmore who has been invited to respond to the curators’ selection of works and create a new installation which acts as a platform for the  exhibiting artists’ work.

‘Hankering for Classification’ is a unique take on the role of classifying, archiving and collecting in contemporary arts practice and includes artists Niall Macdonald, Andrew Bracey, Katie Goodwin, Toby Huddlestone, Nicky Bird, Kwong Lee, David Gledhill, Martin Hamblen, Claire Tindale and of course Poppy Whatmore.

The exhibition will run from 15th November – 20th December, open every Thursday and Friday 1-9pm and Saturday 1-6pm (and by appointment for other days of the week).

The preview is Friday 14th November, 6-9pm at TOAST, Federation House, on the corner of Federation Street and Balloon Street, Shudehill, Manchester.

Keep an eye on the blog for a full schedule of programmed events for the Thurs, Fri evenings and Saturday afternoons.

This project is kindly supported by Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England with further support from TOAST and Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces




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