The Levenshulme Village Community Festival

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The Levenshulme Village Millennium Festival
Sat 7th Oct to Sunday 15th Oct

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October 10-4pm

Bankley Studios Ltd & Bankley Studios Gallery
Bankley Street, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3PP
Telephone: 0161 256 4143

Bankley Studios Ltd throws open the doors to the public during the week of the Levenshulme Festival for a double header

The 35 resident artists open their studios to public scrutiny exhibiting painting, sculpture, printmaking, installation, performance, ceramics, textiles, contemporary furniture and crafts

Bankley Studios Gallery presents new work by two of Manchester’s best known artists, Jo Manship & Alan Waters.

Manship and Waters are based at Cringle Fields Sculpture Park in Levenshulme.

Manship exhibits new sculpture, and painter/sculptor Waters new paintings. Manship has exhibited widely throughout the UK. Her most recent exhibition was held at Stockport Art Gallery.

Waters has exhibited sculpture and paintings internationally. His work can be found in Skulpturenpark Katzkow, Germany, Quiet Waters Sculpture Park, Annapolis, USA and most recently at Convergence XII, Providence USA.

Manship’s sculptures incorporate common home/office materials in constructions which hint at the inherent absurdities of our social conventions - the etiquette of the changing room in a department store, fresh uses for the office paper shredder – in tender and thoughtful experiments.

The quotidian theme continues in Waters’ abstract paintings. Spray paint on blanket fabric utilizes unlikely materials. Waters’ paintings (and his large steel sculpture) investigate formal and intuitive processes; choice and chance sit side by side and make for dramatic and seductive results.