Our exhibition space acts as a platform for an ongoing programme of critically engaged exhibitions, film screenings, projects and events. We welcome proposals from self funded individual artists, curators, and group collaborations. Scroll down to see what events we have coming up...
Opening night: Friday 11th May 7pm
Open: Sat 12th - Sun 13th May 12.30 - 5pm
Artisits: Lucy Bird, Carrie Doughty, Jon Edgley, Matt Girling, Ant Hamlyn, Laura Hopkinson, Sarah Howe, Stefan Klein, Benjamin Lunt, Lilli Mathod, Sophia Moffa, Plumb, Danny Ryder, Lena Schwingshandl, Alexis Zelda Stevens, Topp & Dubio, WHATCHAMACALLIT collective, Laura Weaver, Alexandra Wilson
Open: 19th April 6 - 9 pm
Presenting eclectic works in painting, sculpture, film and sound, Reality: Tap To See More showcases the vision and vitality of emerging artists from BA (Hons) Visual Arts at The University of Salford. The exhibition features new work by twelve second year students that demonstrate their individual responses to the relationship between the digital and the physical worlds.
Across a variety of media, Reality: Tap To See More acknowledges the key role that digital experiences and actions now play in our everyday lives. The artists consider how the physical reality of life is mediated by the digital; creating a showcase of uneasy ideas.
Artists: Liam Stevenson, Rebekah Beasley, David Warrington, Amy Brown, Mollie Balshaw.
Open: 3rd March – 31st March 2018, Saturday + Sundays 1pm – 5pm or by appointment.
Artists: Corey Bartle-Sanderson, Alexander J Croft, Richard Hughes, Precious Innes, Kieran Leach, Sam Porritt, Sara Procter, Gwyn Williams and Alistair Woods.
Tipping the scales is the inaugural exhibition presented by Kieran Leach and Precious Innes under the moniker Show.me.up. The curatorial duo will program a series of exhibitions, the first of which will take place at Paradise Works.
Politics of Paradise
Saturday 28 October 12:00 – 10:00pm
(part of Paradise Works Launch Weekend)
29 October, 4 + 5 November, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Extended: Politics of Paradise has been extended to 26th November, open by appointment. Get in touch.
Politics of Paradise presents new and existing work by 25 artists based at Paradise Works. The exhibition is presented in the studio's newly commissioned gallery space and across the building in site specific interventions and performance. Exploring historic and contemporary notions of “paradise”, the artists respond to their new home on the Salford and Manchester border, and to the utopian vision often attributed to, and compounded by artists.
Exhibiting Artists: James Ackerley, Louise Adkins, Sarah Blaszczok, Michael Branthwaite, Robin Broadley, Andrew James Brooks, Nina Chua, Chris Paul Daniels, Elliott Flanagan, Louise Giovanelli, Lucy Harvey, William Hughes, Precious Innes, Hilary Jack, Kwong Lee, Kieran Leach, Jo McGonigal, Robin Megannity, Bren O'Callaghan, Alyson Olson, Richard Shields, Cherry Tenneson, Claire Tindale, Winter and Kurth, Elizabeth Wewiora.
Politics of Paradise
The Manchester Contemporary
Preview: Friday 27 October, 5:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday 28 October, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 29 October, 10:00 -5:00pm
To coincide with the Launch Weekend, Paradise Works is pleased to showcase selected works from the groups inaugural exhibition, Politics of Paradise. Works by studio artists James Ackerley, William Hughes, Precious Innes, Hilary Jack, Kieran Leach, Jo McGonigal, Robin Megannity, Richard Shields, Cherry Tenneson and Claire Tindale explore the utopian ideals that underpin the groups identity and recent formation on the Salford and Manchester border. The Manchester Contemporary showcase serves as a taster of the group’s extended Politics of Paradise exhibition and open studios across the weekend of The Manchester Contemporary.