Nature in the City (2014)

HorsfallThursday Late at Manchester Art Gallery:
Nature in the City
5.30 – 8.30 pm

The evenings are lighter and spring is in the air. Come to Manchester Art Gallery for an evening inspired by Thomas Horsfall and his Art Museum that celebrates spring, nature and the beauty all around us. Take part in an art activity, listen to live music and learn about the garden on our roof and urban gardening.

Further info here

See you tonight for the Lucky Dip Still Life and more!…


Federation House Launch (2014)

Fed House Prep6-9pm, 13th March 2014
Federation House, Federation St, Manchester

Castlefield Gallery’s new space launches next Thursday. Mark Devereux Projects is on the first floor.

Nicola Ellis, David Ogle, Steven Iles and I will be showing work in progress, come and see what we’ve been up to…

To see the full launch line up, please click here.


Artist’s Talk: The Impact of Residencies (2014)

27The Impact of Residencies on Creative Practice
6-8pm, 19th February 2014, Metal, Liverpool

This Wednesday, alongside Mat Fleming and Anna Mulhearn, I will introduce my work and talk in general about the purpose and impact of residencies on creative practice. We will each discuss what a residency can mean for the artistic experience, whether it is used as a time to re-charge, reflect and to gain ideas for a new project, or as a way to connect with a new and wider community.

The event is free to attend, but please reserve a seat here: metalartisttalk.eventbrite.com.
For more information please contact edgehill@metalculture.com or 0151 7072277


Future Station (2014)

Future StationI’ll be presenting in the 3 Minute Wonder slot at Metal’s next Future Station this Wednesday, 12th February, from 6pm.

Future Station is a regular, informal evening for artists working in all disciplines and those with an interest in the arts to come together to discuss ideas, meet other artists and learn new skills.

The event is free, but booking is essential: futurestation.eventbrite.co.uk
Contact jodie@metalculture.com or call 0151 707 2277 for more information.


Water and Reflections – A Review (2014)

Water and Reflections A ReviewThe Himalayas Museum in Shanghai is hosting a review of Water & Reflections – A Public Art Project until the end of February.

This review contains photographs and essays on the work created by Dominic Redfern, Simon Perry, Philip Samartzis, Haco, Nicola Dale, Hu Jieming, Wang Zheng, and Professor Ding Yi’s students from the Public Art course at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts in November 2013.

Many thanks to Prof Ling Min of Shanghai University for my inclusion in this project… so lovely to be reminded of happy days in China!


Not So Firm As Faded Ink (2014)

30Thanks so much to everyone who read my Shanghai Residency blog. According to Artist’s Newsletter,  there were nearly 89,000 views during November and December. Blimey!

China was amazing… and now the hard work really begins. I will be spending this year making a whole new body of work inspired by my adventures in Shanghai Library and beyond. The new pieces will form a solo exhibition in Spring 2015.

Please watch this space for further news about presentations and other events relating to this big new project.

In the meantime, you can view selected images from my Shanghai Sketchbook here.


Between at BMHC (2014)

Between Cathedral3Beyond their architectural significance, thresholds provide us with the existential symbols with which we delineate our being from our non-being*

The arch I was commissioned to make for Manchester Cathedral last year is now on display at the British Muslim Heritage Centre

Opening times: 14.00 – 18.00 daily
31st January – 12th March 2014
BMHC, College Road, Manchester M16 8BP

Photo credit: Steve Iles
Commissioner: Art and Sacred Places

* Jacques Rangasamy – for further details click here


Shanghai Residency (2013)

171113 Temple CarpThe best memory is not so firm as faded ink
Chinese proverb

I will shortly be arriving in Shanghai for my residency courtesy of Metal and Shanghai Art School.
You can follow the blog about my residency here and keep up with tweets via Mark Devereux Projects.

Thanks for all your good wishes… exciting times… see you in 2014!


Projects: Manchester (2013)

MDP_NewSpaceCongratulations to Mark Devereux Projects… Launching this November, Projects: Manchester is a new pop-up space dedicated to nurturing and developing the work of emerging artists. Responding to the current ecology and an ongoing ambition to help nurture the best up and coming talent, MDP can now offer creatives a new test space.

Taking residence in one of the eight floors of former office space at Federation House in central Manchester and as part of Castlefield Art Gallery’s New Art Spaces initiative, the venue will offer artists the opportunity to showcase, develop and experiment… Can’t wait to see it in action!


With (2013)

with flyerWITH:
Private view: 6-9pm, Friday 18th October 2013

with: presents the outcomes of three collaborations between artists that arose from discussions during a series of crit sessions, held at Rogue Project Space, in 2011-2012.  During the sessions one or more of the artists presented an aspect of their practice to the group and conversation developed.  The name of the crit sessions ‘Community of Practice’, refers to the book by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger (1991) that describes how a group of individuals with common interests can develop professionally by sharing experiences through storytelling and regular interaction.

Open Saturday 19th October + Sunday 20th October 2013 1-4pm
Open Crit: Saturday 19th October 2013 3-4pm  ALL WELCOME

Rogue Project Space, 66-72 Chapeltown Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2WH


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