Great Northern Graduates


Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, 6-9th October 2016


I am curating this year’s Great Northern Graduate selection at Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. The interests, concerns and beliefs of twelve selected graduates have shaped and transformed non-precious materials into significant collections of work which are as thought-provoking as they are visually seductive. From the sprawling urban landscape to the virtual realm, space and place have preoccupied the selected makers. Our interaction with their work has also been carefully considered and each maker hopes to rouse your curiosity, to inspire new perceptions and prompt discussion.

Progress at The Manchester Contemporary



LAUNCH: Thursday 22 September, 5.30-9pm

I’m pleased to announce that we’re taking (a much downsized) version of June’s Progress exhibition to this year’s Manchester Contemporary. Our booth will include work by Rogue members Jan Chlebik, Hilary Jack, Sam Meech, and Evangelia Spiliopoulou.

Our booth at TMC is part of Rogue’s Arts Council England funded 2016 Place & Production programme which I’m co-ordinating this A/W. The programme of exhibitions and events will be the last in the studios current home, Crusader Mill, following the building’s recent purchase by property developers. The works exhibited at The Manchester Contemporary respond to the transitory state of Rogue and the building which has been its home since 2001.

The Manchester Contemporary is the only critically engaged art fair of it’s kind outside London. 2016 will be the eighth edition and will see a range of UK and international gallery and project spaces at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester. Produced alongside Buy Art Fair, this is the largest art fair outside of London.

Place + Production : Rogue Project Space

Rogue (26)

image courtesy John Lynch

Division of Labour, 1-10 December 2016

Excuse me while I am changing, 14-16 October 2016

The Manchester Contemporary, 22-25 September 2016

Progress, Manchester Histories Festival, 4-26 June 2016

I’m pleased to share the news that Rogue Artists’ Studios have been awarded funding by Arts Council England for a programme of exhibtions, residencies and publications to mark the group’s last months at Crusader Mill. As part of the Place + Production programme we will be taking a paired back version of July’s Progress exhibition to this year’s Manchester Contemporary and I will be curating 2 new group exhibitions exploring the wider area surrounding the Mill and the movement of production from Manchester City Centre. [More]

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Progress, Manchester Histories Festival

images courtesy of Drew Forsyth for MHF2016.

Progress at Rogue Artists’ Studios for Manchester Histories Festival 2016

4-26th June 2016

Progress is a site specific exhibition featuring the works of eleven contemporary artists in the evocative surrounds of the grade two-listed Crusader Works. The exhibition marks Rogue Artists’ Studio’s final year at Crusader Mill following the building’s recent purchase and forthcoming development. New and selected  works by 11 members of Rogue Artists’ Studios consider the building’s transitional state and the industrial heritage of the surrounding landscape.

The exhibition coincides with Manchester Histories Festival will invite Manchester residents to view the works in the context of Crusader Mill, offering an increasingly rare opportunity to visit one of Manchester’s undeveloped mills. The exhibition launches with special performances and film screenings on Saturday 4th June, 1-3pm.

Full exhibition text.

Exhibiting artists: Nicola Dale + Joe Hancock, Tracey Eastham, Taneesha Ahmed, Sam Meech, Evangelia Spiliopoulou, Hilary Jack, Lucy Harvey, David Gledhill, Mary Stark, Annie Carpenter, Jan Chlebik.

images courtesy of Jan Chlebik

Rogue Open Studios 2015


Opening Party: Friday 23rd October 2015, 6-9pm
Open Weekend: Saturday + Sunday 12-5pm

Rogue Artists’ Studios’ open weekend features more than 95 leading contemporary artists across three floors and two temporary exhibitions within the studios’ project spaces. I will be showing new work in my studio on Floor 4, keep up to date and join our Facebook events page here.