Join Paradise Works to celebrate the launch of their brand new artist-led space and gallery.
Thirty contemporary artists open their studios to members of the public, curators and collectors, and unveil their newly commissioned gallery space, created by award-winning design studio Winter & Kurth. In the gallery, the group’s inaugural exhibition, Politics of Paradise, explores utopian ideals through new site-responsive works and interventions. In the project space, Michelle Shields presents Organised Labour, new work produced following her residency at Paradise Works this summer.
With street food, music and bar, Paradise Works is a 10-minute walk from Victoria Train Station.
OPEN STUDIOS + EXHIBITIONS
Saturday 28 October 12 – 6pm
Sunday 29 October 12 – 5pm
To coincide with their The Manchester Contemporary showcase, Paradise Works open their studios to the public for the very first time and unveil their newly commissioned gallery space and inaugural exhibition, Politics of Paradise.
James Ackerley // Louise Adkins // Sarah Blaszczok // Michael Branthwaite // Robin Broadley // Andrew James Brooks // Nina Chua // Nicola Colclough // Chris Paul Daniels // Elliott Flanagan // Louise Giovanelli // Lucy Harvey // William Hughes // Precious Innes // Hilary Jack // Andrew Lim // Kwong Lee // Kieran Leach // Jo McGonigal // Robin Megannity // Bren O’Callaghan // Alyson Olson // Sarah Sanders // Richard Shields // Cherry Tenneson // Claire Tindale // Elizabeth Wewiora // Winter & Kurth
Artist in Residence: Michelle Shields
THE MANCHESTER CONTEMPORARY
Saturday 28 October 10 – 6pm
Sunday 29 October 10 – 5pm
Paradise Works will be showcasing selected works by studio artists at The Manchester Contemporary. Serving as a taster of the group’s extended Politics of Paradise exhibition and open studios, works by 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.