At Castlefield Gallery (Est. 1984), we make new art possible. We are dedicated to the advancement of contemporary visual art. We are artist facing. We work with artists and creatives in Greater Manchester and beyond, at all career stages. We support them to develop their practice and careers, and to find ways not just to make art, but to make a living. We do this through: our gallery, and its free exhibitions and events that are open to all; through tailored career and practice development support; through our 200-strong artist Associates scheme; through the provision of low-cost studio and project space; through commissions and co-commissions; and through collaboration with universities, including annual graduate programmes that provide mentoring, coaching and more.
For 35 years, we have supported young and older artists, new graduates right through to established artists, connecting them to each other, and to our international network of curators, arts organisations, artists and collectors. Castlefield Gallery’s international work is focused on exchange between artists in the North West of England the rest of the world. We have an established track record in public art commissioning and public realm animation and activation.
We are a female-led organisation and a registered charity. Castlefield Gallery is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and Manchester City Council Cultural Partner. Our Artist Patron is the celebrated Ryan Gander, OBE.
Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Net Art, Textiles, Archive work, Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art, Live Art
Image: Dammam, 2018, by Omid Asadi, image courtesy of Andrew Brooks, commissioned by the British Council – Helen Wewiora