Posts Tagged ‘exhibition’

Spaceship Unbound exhibition at Castlefield Gallery

Monday, June 10th, 2013

21 June 2013 — 28 July 2013

Co-curated between MadLab and Castlefield Gallery, Spaceship Unbound uses Margaret Atwood’s seminal post apocalyptic novel The Year of the Flood as a starting point exploring the issues of survival in a world turned back to year zero. The project includes contributions from the artists and collectives, Anne-Marie Culhane, Dark Mountain, GameJam Collective (GameJam, The Larks, Manchester SpecFic) Hackspace Manchester, Ellie Harrison, Rowena Hughes, Aliyah Hussain, Sam Meech and Volkov Commanders (Aliyah Hussain, Mariel Osborn and Anna Beam). Their works explore survivalist culture and creation mythology, through story telling, writing, gaming, performance and sculpture.

Volkov Commanders, Moon Camp, 2012


Connecting Threads Exhibition

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Connecting Threads Exhibition

Title: Connecting Threads Exhibition
Location: MadLab
Description: Connecting Threads exhibition, a creative art project engaging people affected by homelessness in Manchester led by artists Emily Hayes and Becky Waite.
Start Date: 15-09-2012
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:00





Connecting Threads is a community initiative set up by Manchester September 16th-22nd will see the Connecting Threads exhibition taking place here in Madlab, with special previews on the 14th of September. University School of Arts alumni, Emily Hayes and Becky Waite, which aims to empower members of the homeless community by teaching and developing artistic skills in crafts such as embroidery and mono printing.

This is their first collaborative project and arose out of their shared interest in using creative art as a tool for improving a person’s wellbeing and self-esteem.

Since graduating four years ago, they have worked with a variety of groups including those with learning disabilities and mental health issues. This particular project involved their collaboration with local organisations supporting people affected by homelessness, including The Booth Centre, Life Matters and The Mustard Tree. A series of 12 art workshops were held at the centres, where participants were invited to explore printmaking and embroidery techniques.
In the current economic climate, homelessness is becoming an increasingly visible part of life in our cities. On creating the project, Becky said: “We wanted to build a project that would engage with a group of people who are often unrepresented and disengaged with the arts.”  Emily added: “People affected by homelessness often feel marginalised by society and yet have valuable stories to tell about urban life and voices that deserve to be heard.”

An exhibition of the artwork created will be open to the public from 16th September at Manchester Digital Laboratory in the Northern Quarter. Throughout the exhibition, all visitors will have the opportunity to take part in creative drop-in workshops run by the artists and participants of the project.


Connecting Thread





Connecting Threads Exhibition Launch

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Connecting threads

Title: Connecting Threads Exhibition Launch
Location: Madlab
Description: Preview of the Connecting Threads exhibition, a creative art project engaging people affected by homelessness in Manchester led by artists Emily Hayes and Becky Waite.
Date: 14-09-2012
Start Time: 16:00
End Time: 19:00

Microbiology and Art Exhibition

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Microbiology and Art

Title: Microbiology and Art Exhibition
Location: MadLab
Description: MadLab will be hosting its first science themed exhibition, on the subject of Microbiology and Art.
Start Date: 2011-10-22
Start Time: 11:00
End Date: 2011-11-10
End Time: 17:00

For the past 6 years, undergraduate science students at Manchester Metropolitan Universityhave been exploring the relationships between microbiology and art, from the deterioration of artwork and cultural heritage, to the beauty of microscopic images, through the impact of infectious disease in history to the use of art to communicate messages about science to a range of audiences, and overtly ‘sci-art’ projects. Over 100 students worked on the project, producing a range of outputs that demonstrated skills in creativity, imagination and communication that lay well outside the realms of the typical undergraduate science curriculum. In the Loop was formed in 2008 by Professor Joanna Verran.

Exhibition preview at the MadLab, on 21st October, 6-9pm. In celebration of the beginning of the Manchester Science Festival 2011

Korea, Time, Generation and the Everyday

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Korea – Time, Generation and the Everyday: Contextualising the exhibition in relation to art in North Korea.

‘The formality of everyday practices is indicated in these tales, which frequently reverse the relationships of power and, like the stories of miracles, ensure the victory of the unfortunate in a fabulous, utopian space.  This space protects the weapons of the weak against the reality of the established order.  It also hides them from the social categories which “make history” because they dominate it.’[1]

‘We have read the propaganda, combining revolutionary fervour, the vocabulary of 30s potboilers and accounts of Kim’s visits to potato-starch factories…But who knew that… the mass performances are not only a tribute to the leadership and motherland, but the way that many young people find partners?’[2] (more…)