PINK Manchester

PINK Manchester A curatorial project focusing on interdisciplinary research, practice & collaborative exchange.

We’ve got a little May Bank Holiday treat in store for you all courtesy of Handbook in Motion. Join us on 27th May from ...
24/03/2024

We’ve got a little May Bank Holiday treat in store for you all courtesy of Handbook in Motion.

Join us on 27th May from 7pm-10pm for Tara Clerkin Trio (live)

Tara Clerkin Trio are Pat Benjamin, Sunny Joe Paradisos and Tara Clerkin, three musicians involved in a number of cult Bristol bands over the years before confidently settling down in triangle formation. They are inspired by and borrow from jazz, trip hop, electronica, psychedelia & minimalism, twirling the non-pretentious strands of these threads together into a trippy green winged-cloak, adorning Arthur Russell and dripping in blue jam.

Also joining us on the evening will be: Puma (DJ) spinning Latin American & influenced sounds - expect vintage Salsa, Cumbia, Mambo; as well as Handbook in Motion resident DJ, Josh Lentink.

Tickets are available via the link in our bio - - go go go!

The sneakiest of peaks. Join us tomorrow from 6-9pm for Method Over Matter: an expanded film performance by The final fe...
28/02/2024

The sneakiest of peaks.

Join us tomorrow from 6-9pm for Method Over Matter: an expanded film performance by

The final few tickets are available via the link in our bio.
Note, that you are welcome to come and go through the 6-9pm time period.

See you tomorrow for films, and a glimpse at our new walls 🤍

This event forms part of New Arrangements, a collaborative project by artists Jenny Baines & Anna Macdonald. New Arrangements is supported by .

UPCOMING EVENTFebruary is shaping up to be a busy one for us! We’ve just added another event to our calendar, this one i...
09/02/2024

UPCOMING EVENT

February is shaping up to be a busy one for us! We’ve just added another event to our calendar, this one is super limited so grab your free tickets whilst your can! 🤍🎟️

Join us on Thursday 29th February from 6pm-9pm for Method Over Matter, an expanded film performance by artist Jenny Baines.

As part of the project New Arrangements, artist Jenny Baines will be presenting a new body of work as an expanded film performance, which incorporates a series of 16mm film loops projected onto free-standing structures. The works’ arrangement creates different rhythms and patterns of movement, through which the audience can freely move. In each of the 16mm films the artist performs a physical action, which collectively explore the relationship between the body, screen and space. 

Tickets are FREE but limited so head to the link in our bio to grab yours!

ABOUT NEW ARRANGEMENTS

New Arrangements is a collaborative project initiated by artists Jenny Baines and Anna Macdonald. It brings the two artists’ practices into contact for the first time, aiming to explore the creative potential of working in-situ with another person through active processes of thinking and making. 

New Arrangements departs from the artists’ synchronous use of choreographic, pared back statements to explore the durational qualities of the body as material and film as document. Baines’ work takes the form of performance for camera, whilst Macdonald’s operates within screendance. Both artists explore the relationship of the body, screen and space and how this is navigated through the production and display of their work. New Arrangements serves to collapse the barriers between sculptural form, film and dance making. Interweaving layers of relation, creation, and a process of ‘working things out’ through doing, arranging and rearranging.

For more information information get in touch via [email protected]

It’s been a few days since our Crowdfunder ended and a few days to come to terms with the incredible support we received...
31/01/2024

It’s been a few days since our Crowdfunder ended and a few days to come to terms with the incredible support we received from you all.

We reached £5075 with you’re help. This means we can finally build our gallery walls, as well as begin work on our 3rd floor space.

Yesterday we were in the space, the sun was shining and it felt like the start of a very important new chapter.

Thank you to everyone who supported us. Whether you donated or shared our campaign, you have helped us enormously.

We are delighted to announce the winners of our raffle:

has won a set of Liam Fallon’s arrows 💘and and .ceramics have each one a limited edition sculpture by Kevin Hunt!

We will now begin the process of sending out rewards and will be in touch with everyone individually as and when.

But for now, we breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge that our future is that little bit more secure.

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We got to £5000! 🤩Thank you to everyone who has got us to this amazing milestone! There’s still a day to go, who knows m...
28/01/2024

We got to £5000! 🤩

Thank you to everyone who has got us to this amazing milestone! There’s still a day to go, who knows maybe we’ll reach £6000!!

We couldn’t have done this with all your support and generosity, you fabulous people!

Help us to raise as much as possible over this final day by sharing our posts far and wide!

& if you can donate - head to the link in our bio!

🤩🤯😍There are no words. Thank you so much to everyone who helped us to get this close to our £5000 milestone yesterday!!W...
28/01/2024

🤩🤯😍

There are no words.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us to get this close to our £5000 milestone yesterday!!

We are blown away by your support and generosity 🤍

There’s only £90 left until we reach the £5000 mark. If we can raise more than this that would be incredible, but £5000 will enable us to do a LOT.

Our Crowdfunder ends at 6pm tomorrow evening. That means there’s just over 1 DAY left to support us!

That also means there’s only 1 DAY left to enter our RAFFLE and be in with a chance of winning limited edition works by & as well as getting your hands on an exclusive pin badge designed by ! 🧱

The link to our Crowdfunder is in our bio 🔗
GO GO GO!

It’s the FINAL weekend of our Crowdfunder and we can’t believe the levels of support and generosity we have received fro...
27/01/2024

It’s the FINAL weekend of our Crowdfunder and we can’t believe the levels of support and generosity we have received from you all! 🤍

It’s so wonderful to hear how excited you all are about what we are doing, and what we have planned!

We are so so close to the £5000 mark, just £500 off! That’s a HUGE milestone for us that will enable us to complete the last stages of renovations in the gallery space and our NEW third floor space.

Theres lots of ways to help us - from donations of any size, to £10 raffle tickets (to win limited edition works by &/or ) as well as LOTS of incredible works by artists including:






studio






Please help us to reach more people (and our target) by sharing our posts far and wide!

For more info, and to support our Crowdfunder, head to link in our bio 🔗

And so it begins…Yesterday we picked up the keys to our new floor!!We can’t quite believe that we’ve already got to a st...
04/01/2024

And so it begins…

Yesterday we picked up the keys to our new floor!!

We can’t quite believe that we’ve already got to a stage in which we need to expand, but it’s happened and we’re leaning in.

We’ve begun welcoming in the new studio holders who will be calling this floor home, and from today will begin refurbing this space as well as planning some very exciting events to activists it!

You might be sick of us saying this, but our Crowdfunder is still on the go and we NEED your support.

is currently completely self-funded, so to make this ambition a reality we need to raise up to £10,000 🤍

There’s just over 3 weeks left on our Crowdfunder, so if you haven’t had chance to explore the different rewards and artworks available, please head over and support us in any way you can!

🔗 in our bio!

Let the refurb commence (and yes, there is another floor to sort…)

NEW YEAR, NEW EDITIONWe are DELIGHTED to share with you an exclusive enamel pin badge designed by artist  that is now av...
03/01/2024

NEW YEAR, NEW EDITION

We are DELIGHTED to share with you an exclusive enamel pin badge designed by artist that is now available as part of our ongoing Crowdfunder campaign!

LIAM FALLON
‘Untitled’ - 2023
Enamel pin badge
£15 (inc P&P)
*Edition of 250

Initially inspired by Jean Genet’s ‘Un Chant D’amour’, the brick wall has become a recognisable trope and motif of Liam’s Practice, with this architectural facade acting as a separation between private and public but also acting as the setting for things to unfold. At a first glance, this seems reminiscent of things encountered before but there is a false facade at play and quickly, as the reality begins to unfold and these things begin to theatrically perform.

You can find the link to our Crowdfunder below, but if you have any questions about this, or any of the other available works, please feel free to get in touch via [email protected]

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/pink-new-space

So, what are you waiting for? Go get yours!

Tomorrow will be welcoming in  for the second instalment of their Drag & Draw series!Join us for an evening of art and p...
20/12/2023

Tomorrow will be welcoming in for the second instalment of their Drag & Draw series!

Join us for an evening of art and performance from 6:30-9pm 🤍 with & easing us into holiday mode!

Tickets are £5 and available via the link in our bio 🔗 all proceeds will be going towards our Crowdfunder!

See you in Stockport!

We’re excited to be hosting the second Drag & Draw event in collaboration with  🤍Join us on Thurs 21st Dec from 6pm for ...
07/12/2023

We’re excited to be hosting the second Drag & Draw event in collaboration with 🤍

Join us on Thurs 21st Dec from 6pm for an evening of art and performance!

For more information or to purchase tickets, head to the link in our bio 🔗

Proceeds from this event will be going towards of Crowdfunder goal, so if your looking for an excuse to support us, look no further!

We need more space already 🩶With our current studios full and a planned curatorial programme that’s bursting at the seam...
04/12/2023

We need more space already 🩶

With our current studios full and a planned curatorial programme that’s bursting at the seams, we need more space to be able to host the different events and projects that keep coming our way.

We’ve found a spare floor in our building that might just be perfect for this! It’s big enough for a dedicated events space, a bar, but also has space for up to 3 private, lockable studios.

We imagine these suiting musicians, producers or designers but all creative practitioners are welcome.

Before we commit to this (and ANOTHER) refurb, we are taking expressions of interest for people to take on the studios.

Share this far & wide and if you’re interested, get in touch via [email protected]

Still not quite over how wonderful the Drag & Draw event was last Friday! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the fi...
29/11/2023

Still not quite over how wonderful the Drag & Draw event was last Friday!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first in this series of events hosted by

And a special thank you to the team for bringing this event to life, and also thank you to the performers and for singing and dancing the house down boots! We are still finding rhinestones in the gallery…!

Stay tuned for news on the next Drag & Draw event!

We’re gearing up to launch our first ever CROWDFUNDER!Since our inception in May 2021, we've been at the forefront of ho...
28/11/2023

We’re gearing up to launch our first ever CROWDFUNDER!

Since our inception in May 2021, we've been at the forefront of hosting diverse exhibitions, events, residencies, and collaborations, fostering a vibrant space for artists, thinkers, writers, and researchers. In April 2023, we found our home in Stockport at the iconic building. With the first phase of renovation complete, we're ready for the next steps, and your support is key.

Next week, we're launching a crowdfunder campaign seeking £10,000. This will cover the final essential refurbishment costs as well as kickstarting our curatorial programme. With your help, we will create a dedicated gallery space/programme, commission bespoke artworks to furnish the space, and establish a community workshop/space.

But wait, we’ve decided to do Crowdfunders a little differently…

What sets PINK apart is our unwavering artist-centric ethos. Guided by a deliberately unhurried approach, PINK works in close collaboration with artists over extended periods of time. Recognising that this approach demands extended and sustained effort from artists, we want to be able to provide support that matches, ensuring they are equipped with the right resources throughout their time with us.

To achieve this, we will be directing 70% of all artwork sales back to our artists to ensure that they have the resources to produce their most ambitious work to date.

It’s a ‘help us, to help artists’ kind of thing!

Our crowdfunder will launch on 4th Dec 2023 at 6pm and will run for 8-weeks. There will be a BIG mix of artwork and non-artwork rewards available across a range of price points, with new artists being added as the Crowdfunder goes on.

Up until now, PINK has been entirely self-funded. But we’ve gone as far as we can. With your help we can complete the final stages of refurbishment and fill a void in Stockport, providing a platform for ambitious and innovative contemporary art.

For more information, get in touch via [email protected]

Design:

Where we began, and where we are going 🩶It’s hard to believe that our gallery space ever looked like this. Some might sa...
31/10/2023

Where we began, and where we are going 🩶

It’s hard to believe that our gallery space ever looked like this. Some might say that we’ve blocked out the pain (emotional and physical…) it caused to get it to where it is today.

Others say it’s representative of the hard work and sheer determination of the self-organised, artist-led scene. One that we are proud to be a part of.

We are putting the finishing touches in place, including furniture, walls and other necessities - as well as working on securing funding and building a crowdfunding campaign. But we have some exciting projects and events in our diary already! You can see what’s on via our Instagram or head to our website www.pink-mcr.com

In the meantime, we are open by appointment. So if you’d like to come and visit get in touch via [email protected]

As we prepare for our first curatorial project in January 2024, we’re opening the doors to the different people and proj...
21/10/2023

As we prepare for our first curatorial project in January 2024, we’re opening the doors to the different people and projects that make up our creative community.

We are delighted to be hosting an evening of delicate sound and improvised music brought to you by All Night Flight in collaboration with Regional Bears.

Featuring: 

Graham Lambkin (live)
Russell Walker
Duncan Harrison

Saturday 2nd Dec 2023 from 17:30 - late 

There will be a full bar throughout the night, with all proceeds going towards the development of our space, studios and programme.

Tickets are available by the link in our bio 
£8 adv / £10 otd (limited capacity)

Good morning, Stockport. It’s been one whole month since we launched our brand new space! We’ve taken the last few weeks...
14/10/2023

Good morning, Stockport.

It’s been one whole month since we launched our brand new space!

We’ve taken the last few weeks to rest, recalibrate and prepare for the season ahead.

Our first curatorial project in the space will begin in January 2024, with the incredible & who will be developing funded project New Arrangements.

Between now and then, we’d like to invite you to come and visit, explore our space but also send proposals for any projects, events or workshops that we might be able to help you with. Get in touch to book a visit via [email protected]

Thanks to for capturing our space in the best light 🩶

Early morning post-launch space reset🩶Thank you again to everyone who joined us for the launch on Thursday. It was wonde...
16/09/2023

Early morning post-launch space reset🩶

Thank you again to everyone who joined us for the launch on Thursday. It was wonderful to see the space being enjoyed by so many different people.

We will be getting to work on the next project very soon, but in the meantime if you want to know more about the space, our plans or how you can hire this space for you own projects and events, get in touch via [email protected]



Last night was the most gentle and magical introduction to our new home.We are lost for words, and overwhelmed by the lo...
15/09/2023

Last night was the most gentle and magical introduction to our new home.

We are lost for words, and overwhelmed by the love and support that everyone gave last night. We are so grateful for everyone who joined us, everyone who has supported us along the way 🩶

This is the start of something that feels very special and we can’t wait to have more moments like this.

Thank you to for the fabulous work, and for the spectacular performance. Thank you to for the continued support and belief in what we do! Thank you to the studios holders , , , .mcbriarty and for trusting me when I said I was going to do this 😂

Thanks to for the design, as well as for the event poster and for keeping us going until late!

& lastly thank you to and for lending us loads of chairs… 🪑

News on the next project very soon, but for now I think a little rest (and a deep tissue massage) is in store!

🥂

5-months of long days and late nights to renovate this space. Our hands and back will never be the same again but just l...
13/09/2023

5-months of long days and late nights to renovate this space. Our hands and back will never be the same again but just look at that floor 🩶

It feels a bit surreal that tomorrow the space will be filled with people, it’s been so empty for so long.

The waitlist is growing for ’s performance with - but do still join as we imagine some tickets will become available as the day goes on.

See you tomorrow night, Stockport.

We have only 1 s***m jug left by the wonderful ! It’s been a pleasure to see these go to some good homes 🥹There’s one da...
02/09/2023

We have only 1 s***m jug left by the wonderful !

It’s been a pleasure to see these go to some good homes 🥹

There’s one day left of but raise your hand if you’d like the last one!

Simon Bayliss
‘Sperm Jug’
(2023)
£80

Stunning Sunday sunset to end a ridiculously long weekend trying to finish the floor. Got all but the tiniest patch done...
20/08/2023

Stunning Sunday sunset to end a ridiculously long weekend trying to finish the floor. Got all but the tiniest patch done!

Tools are now down, as we prepare for the from 1-3rd Sept presenting works by , , , , , , , , .studio and 🇩🇰

But before the art fair fun begins, has a quick research stop over in Helsinki for the Carpa8 symposium (kindly supported by 💜)

PINK is proud to present its inaugural event at Hilton House: Croon Harvest, by the Manchester-based composer Jack Sheen...
14/08/2023

PINK is proud to present its inaugural event at Hilton House: Croon Harvest, by the Manchester-based composer Jack Sheen.

An hour long performance-installation, Croon Harvest centres on the voice’s most hushed, unprojected state, in which blemishes and grain ornament the work’s gentle tapestry of mumbled lamentations and white noise.

Occupying the entire second floor of Hilton House, the piece disperses the singers of Kantos and their audience across the empty space inside Stockport’s iconic and, until recently, abandoned office block. Operating on the blurred lines between a concert performance and a sculptural installation, Croon Harvest presents an immersive listening experience, through which one is free to move and settle as the work glacially and ritualistically unfolds.

Originally conceived for PINK’s then half-complete 86 Princess Street space in 2021, versions of Croon Harvest have since been commissioned and realised across Europe at the Venice Biennale, Casa de Serralves (Porto), and Resonance FM (London).

Jack Sheen (1993) is a composer and conductor from Manchester, England. His practice spans composing orchestral music and conducting operas to creating sound-installations and long-duration performances. Recent projects include collaborations with the Royal Opera House, London Symphony Orchestra, and Basel’s Schaulager with artist Matthew Barney. His latest album, Solo for Cello, was released in July by The Trilogy Tapes.

It’s giving… blisters. So close to lifting the final carpet tile, of course the last few are the stickiest yet but it wi...
06/08/2023

It’s giving… blisters.

So close to lifting the final carpet tile, of course the last few are the stickiest yet but it will be worth it 🥵🩶

48 hours in Birmingham to visit  in his new city. It was lovely to meet so many exciting new people and projects, and ex...
06/08/2023

48 hours in Birmingham to visit in his new city.

It was lovely to meet so many exciting new people and projects, and explore the different artist-led projects that have been long-standing inspiration for

Highlights were the incredible food and inspiring discussion hosted by at 🍽️

Lowlight? The 45 min+ walk anywhere. Birmingham, you wore me out.

Late night refurbs with  and  🛠️ We’ve definitely knocked a few years off our lives from the hard work (and the paint fu...
19/07/2023

Late night refurbs with and 🛠️

We’ve definitely knocked a few years off our lives from the hard work (and the paint fumes) but we’ve finally made it to the half way point!

Can’t wait to see the finished floor (and the back of these carpet tiles 🫠)

Saturday spent cutting in floors and doors 💚 We’ve been renovating this space for the last 2-months and we can finally s...
15/07/2023

Saturday spent cutting in floors and doors 💚

We’ve been renovating this space for the last 2-months and we can finally step back and see the progress made.

We can’t wait to welcome you all into the space. So much so that there’s already a date in our diary for our first event… stay tuned!

Spending the day building ideas and constellations__•It’s been a strange time. We have had to navigate multiple attempts...
16/11/2020

Spending the day building ideas and constellations__

It’s been a strange time. We have had to navigate multiple attempts at opening during 2020 ~ and this is still on-going ~ but what this has given us is the space and time we needed to think through the form and structure of PINK and outwardly share the ideas and research that have emerged during this process.

Over this last year, we have launched our website with a dedicated online space for research resources, founded and created the artistic research journal OFF_CENTRE, brought together multiple artists in our monthly discussion group DIALOGUES, and most importantly secured a future for ourselves and our artists with a successful Arts Council Application…finally....

It’s all been an attempt to ground and build a project that oscillates between a space, an infrastructure and a resource. A space to unfold experimental practices in close collaboration with artists, curators, writers, poets and many more; crossing knowledge fields to practice a critical fascination.

Our task over the next year is to create space, so that things can happen rather than just be shown; be researched instead of represented ~ held within the space of a constructed constellation, and here are the starting positions.

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’s latest issue of CHAIN/MAIL (Greater Manchester/Lancashire/Cumbria) is available to download and read ~ featuring ’s d...
13/11/2020

’s latest issue of CHAIN/MAIL (Greater Manchester/Lancashire/Cumbria) is available to download and read ~ featuring ’s director along with several OFF_CENTRE contributors , and - who came together to explore collaborative methods for writing and thinking through the notion of ‘Temporary Occupancy’ as a method and state of being.


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