As part of the Hankering for Classification programme, the Curators are delighted to bring you a series of events including workshops, artist talks, screenings and alternative social gatherings!
Please note we are not hosting events on every Thursday/Friday night due to other events going on in town that evening… which of course we suggest you try and pop along too!
Thursday 27th November, 5.30-6.30pm
We will be hosting the ‘Arts and Wellbeing Club Manchester’, initiated by local artist Nicola Colclough for their monthly meet up session. Responding to the exhibition, the group will look at how as part of our every day lives we try to order, organise, re-organise and through this process make sense of the world we live in. Objects’ identity, and memories around them are often connected to arts and health as starting points for discussion and attachment and we have asked the group to bring along an item or example of their own collectables to start off the session.
If you are interested in joining the ‘Arts and Wellbeing Club Manchester’ please contact Nicky at email@example.com
Also on for Thursday 27th why not check out Christmas at the Mill, lovely arts and crafts from the studio holders at Islington Mill. Find out more here: http://www.islingtonmill.com/events.php
Friday 28th November, 6.30-9pm
Part of As We Are Away www.asweareaway.com a programme of art events in Manchester 20-30th Nov, organised by MUTO and NOUS Magazine. Russian Scandal is a workshop devised in response to the exhibition focusing on speech and text. Devised and led by Rennes based artist Stéphanie Vivier, invited by MUTO to take part in a one year nomadic residency. The theme of the year is the misunderstanding, inherent to Stéphanie’s research and practice. Of more info: http://www.doyouspeakmalentendu.com
Saturday 29th November, 2-4pm
Exhibiting artist Claire Tindale will be delivering a drop-in practical workshop. Explore the world of miniature model making. Working to 1/12th scale, test your making skills and learn simple construction and upholstering techniques to create a small piece of furniture, suitable for a lilliputian (or a standard dolls house). This is a free drop in workshop and both Curators will be there on the day to have a go too!
Thursday 4th December – Late opening 1-10pm
Please note we will be open from 1pm as usual but to avoid clashing with Castlefield Gallery’s 30 Years of the Future, public preview taking place 6-8pm there are no events planned. However to coincide with the opening of Looking at the reflection of reality, 4th floor, Federation house 7-10pm, we will also be open until 10pm. Looking at the reflection of reality is Mark Devereux Projects’ second annual associate members exhibition, showcasing the strength and diversity of the membership, currently comprising over 50 artists.
Friday 5th December – 7-8pm
Curators’ Choice: Hankering for Classification Film Screening. We hope you can join us for the Curator’s selection of artist short film screenings – video and short film works inspired by all things Hankering for Classification
Saturday 6th December, 2-4pm
We are delighted to have academic and curator Dr Steven Gartside, (Programme Leader, MA Contemporary Curating, Manchester School of Art) for the second of two public talks looking at Collecting and Classification.
(Part 1: Collecting Dead Frenchmen, Holden Gallery 5pm, Thu 20th Nov)
Don’t miss (Dis) order – A compulsion to collect, until 12 Dec, Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Thursday 11th December, 7-7.30, 7.30-8, 8-8.30pm
Hankering for Classification Curators have invited guest TOAST member and local Curator Marcelle Holt to host a responsive tour of the exhibition – please let us know if you would like to bring a group along as we can run a number of tours up until 8.30pm.
Friday 12th December, 7-9pm
ART PUB QUIZ! Join the Curator’s and TOAST team for a twist on the classic pub quiz. TOAST will have its own team, with the Curators acting as the quiz masters. Get in touch to sign up your ultimate Art Team via firstname.lastname@example.org – Come on take on the TOAST! There will be prizes!
Saturday 13th December, 2-4pm FAMILY FRIENDLY!
Join the Curators for the only messy workshop we could think still classifies and collects! Plaster cast your unwanted or hoarded items or use some of the donated items from the Curator’s own collections on the day! One for all ages and can be a drop in session so come along anytime between 2-4pm.
Thursday 18th December, 7-7.30, 7.30-8, 8-8.30pm
Join the Curators for a tour of the exhibition – please let us know if you would like to bring a group along as we can run a number of tours up until 8.30pm.
Friday 19th December, 6-9pm
TOAST Christmas Party! We hope you can join us for a festive gathering – mulled wine, mince pies and of course ‘Arty Party Games’
Saturday 20th December, 1-6pm
TOAST will be hosting a Christmas Shop selling art and crafts products by its own TOAST members. And Hankering for Classification Curators will also screen its Curators’ Choice film screenings again for a second chance to catch the video works on what will be the last day of the exhibition!