24 June - 10 September 2016
In our first exhibition at the new space we are showing Joe Hancock's sculpture Deus Ex Machina, only previously exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. It is a large freestanding kinetic sculpture made from two reclaimed electric stairlifts, customised to run continuously up and down two spiral tracks supported in a tower-like structure. Joe studied at Leeds College of Art, Glasgow School of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he is currently based in Manchester. Liam Johnstone's graphic design practice involves a dynamic use of typography. We are showing video loops from his screen-based interactive typefaces and prints of page spreads from his recent book works. Liam is a graduate of Graphic Arts & Design at Leeds Beckett University.
The Brewery Tap is open Fridays, 4pm-midnight and Saturdays, 2pm-midnight, and Liam Johnstone’s work will be on view in the bar. The adjoining space housing Joe Hancock’s sculpture will be open Fridays 4pm-7pm, and Saturdays 2pm-6pm and at other times by appointment.
11 July - 9 October 2016
Continuing our annual summer sculpture residencies at our East Parade gallery, Joe Hancock will be working on new projects from July to September. Joe describes his main concerns as "learning more about the similarities, differences and interrelationships between acts of labour and acts of art making, including notions of ‘repair’ as a creative, social form of making”. The residency will provide an extended opportunity to explore these ideas and, as well as making new sculptural work, Joe will be holding a symposium and workshops and there will be an opportunity to view the outcomes of the residency. Further details and dates will be announced through our mailing list and on social media.