Hankering for Classification 2014


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 other 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, Manchester, M4 2AH

For a full programme of associated events check out the link HERE

This project has keen supported by Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts with further support by TOAST as part of Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces and sponsored by Belle Vue Coaches.

More on New Art Spaces:

Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces (NAS) is an initiative to create dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artists development agencies. Making use of temporary vacant retail, office and light industrial units, NAS provides opportunities for emerging creatives to incubate their practices, produce work and showcase new art to local communities. Currently CG runs New Art Spaces in Leigh, Widnes, Salford, and Manchester city centre.

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