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.
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
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.