Bankley Studios + Gallery

Bankley Studios + Gallery Bankley Studios and Gallery, Levenshulme, Manchester
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Studios

The studios currently have over 30 Artists in residence working across a range of disciplines including painting, textiles, photography, installation, sculpture and ceramics. The studios are located in Levenshulme, Manchester and were set up in 1992, officially becoming a co-operative in 1998. Each year there is an Open Studios event which enables the public a view into the individual work spaces of the resident Artists over one weekend.

Tuesday 7th May- Thursday 9th May!We welcome  - a group of photography students from  !RELEASE AND LIBERATE‘Through a di...
05/05/2024

Tuesday 7th May- Thursday 9th May!
We welcome - a group of photography students from !

RELEASE AND LIBERATE
‘Through a diverse range of viewpoints and interpretations we will be showcasing how the art of photography becomes a gateway to emancipation. Be transported to worlds of possibilities, where the act of releasing and liberating transcends mere imagery into objects of both physical and emotional depth’

May 7th - 4pm to 7pm
May 8th - 2pm to 6pm
May 9th - 2pm to 6pm

FINAL CALL!! Apply by Tomorrow Night:Friday 12th April, Midnight Studio 26 is on the third floor.Size: 10x13ftRent £72.1...
11/04/2024

FINAL CALL!! Apply by Tomorrow Night:
Friday 12th April, Midnight
Studio 26 is on the third floor.
Size: 10x13ft
Rent £72.13 pcm
24 hour access to your studio.
2 Windows: East and South facing

Available from 17/5/24

Returnable deposits for rent and keys + £1 Co-op membership fee
Secure locking door.
Assess to the studio via stairs. Art work and belongings can be transported to all floors using our goods lift.

BANKLEY is a co-operatively run artists’ studio group, home to over 30 artists across three floors, with an art gallery on the first floor.

As a co-operative, all artists play a role in helping us run the gallery. All artists are expected to volunteer their time through invigilation of shows and helping in the upkeep of the gallery space, as well as partaking in our open studio weekends for the public. You will also be welcome to join our committee which includes roles on the gallery team as well as secretary, treasurer, studio co ordinator and more.

Deadline: Friday 12th April by midnight

Interested applicants to forward a maximum of 5 images of their work, 300 words maximum on their practice and why they would like to be part of Bankley, with a website link if available, to be forwarded to [email protected]

Any questions or queries you may have can be answered at the next stage of a the application process, along with viewing the studio in person.

*We warmly welcome artists to apply again that may have missed out in in the summer. We had many strong applications.

Thank you and good luck!✨

DE-VICESOpening Night7-9pm Friday 19th April 2024 Exhibition Continues12-4pm Saturday 20th April Bankley Gallery present...
08/04/2024

DE-VICES
Opening Night
7-9pm Friday 19th April 2024

Exhibition Continues
12-4pm Saturday 20th April

Bankley Gallery presents DE-VICES, a launch exhibition for the inaugural issue of CWYR zine . The exhibition showcases a selection of pieces from the nine contributing artists, exploring the relationships between art, digital technology, and queerness.

Anna Billany, Bobbie Wilson, Charlie McGee, Ella Warren, Fiona Glen, Gwenda Evans, Hannah Cash, Owain McGilvary, and Talulah Thomas.

All Free, No Booking Required

Access Information

Bankley Gallery is situated on the first floor of an old mill building, which unfortunately is currently only accessible by stairs.

The building is located just off the main road, with regular bus services from Manchester and Stockport, and is around 450m from Levenshulme train station. The station has no lift and both platforms are only accessible by stairs.

Apply by Friday 12th April, Midnight Studio 26 is on the third floor.Size: 10x13ftRent £72.13 pcm24 hour access to your ...
03/04/2024

Apply by Friday 12th April, Midnight
Studio 26 is on the third floor.
Size: 10x13ft
Rent £72.13 pcm
24 hour access to your studio.
2 Windows: East and South facing

Available from 17/5/24

Returnable deposits for rent and keys + £1 Co-op membership fee
Secure locking door.
Assess to the studio via stairs. Art work and belongings can be transported to all floors using our goods lift.

BANKLEY is a co-operatively run artists’ studio group, home to over 30 artists across three floors, with an art gallery on the first floor.

As a co-operative, all artists play a role in helping us run the gallery. All artists are expected to volunteer their time through invigilation of shows and helping in the upkeep of the gallery space, as well as partaking in our open studio weekends for the public. You will also be welcome to join our committee which includes roles on the gallery team as well as secretary, treasurer, studio co ordinator and more.

Deadline: Friday 12th April by midnight

Interested applicants to forward a maximum of 5 images of their work, 300 words maximum on their practice and why they would like to be part of Bankley, with a website link if available, to be forwarded to [email protected]

Any questions or queries you may have can be answered at the next stage of a the application process, along with viewing the studio in person.

Please see Story Highlight for more photos.

*We warmly welcome artists to apply again that may have missed out in in the summer. We had many strong applications!

Thank you and good luck!✨

Wednesday! 6-9PMTerrain Unravelled Tales: A collective exhibition from four artists at Manchester School Of Art  Opening...
25/03/2024

Wednesday! 6-9PM
Terrain Unravelled Tales: A collective exhibition from four artists at Manchester School Of Art

Opening Night: Wednesday 27th March 6-9PM
Exhibition Continues: Friday 29th- Sunday 31st 11-4PM

Terrain Unravelled Tales seeks to explore the complex tapestry of stories embedded within the Northern rural landscape. Artists Ellie Anderson, Liz Llewelyn, Cain Casson and Rio Darwin have worked individually and collaboratively to embody the concepts of physical refuge, ancestral connection and isolated experience. The featured works reflect a synthesis of traditional folk processes, providing a dynamic landscape that encourages viewers to consider our lasting relationship with ancient, sacred sites. As a collective, the artists experiment with found and gathered materials, working both in the field and the studio to bring the environments that inspired the work into a conflicting gallery setting. Terrain Unravelled Tales nurtures a collection of personal perspectives kindled by a shared landscape.

Terrain Unravelled Tales: A collective exhibition from four artists at Manchester School Of Art  Opening Night: Wednesda...
22/03/2024

Terrain Unravelled Tales: A collective exhibition from four artists at Manchester School Of Art

Opening Night: Wednesday 27th March 6-9PM
Exhibition Continues: Friday 29th- Sunday 31st 11-4PM

Terrain Unravelled Tales seeks to explore the complex tapestry of stories embedded within the Northern rural landscape. Artists Ellie Anderson, Liz Llewelyn, Cain Casson and Rio Darwin have worked individually and collaboratively to embody the concepts of physical refuge, ancestral connection and isolated experience. The featured works reflect a synthesis of traditional folk processes, providing a dynamic landscape that encourages viewers to consider our lasting relationship with ancient, sacred sites. As a collective, the artists experiment with found and gathered materials, working both in the field and the studio to bring the environments that inspired the work into a conflicting gallery setting. Terrain Unravelled Tales nurtures a collection of personal perspectives kindled by a shared landscape.

Loving these riso experiments from Bankley Artist
25/02/2024

Loving these riso experiments from Bankley Artist

Our artists enjoy using our gallery space in between shows! Hope everyone is good. Look forward to welcoming you back ve...
19/01/2024

Our artists enjoy using our gallery space in between shows!

Hope everyone is good. Look forward to welcoming you back very soon ✨

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This THURSDAY! 7-9PM Bankley Exchanges  #3:Freddy Francké, Jeffrey Knopf, Anisa Nuh AliOpening Night7-9pm Thursday 16th ...
13/11/2023

This THURSDAY! 7-9PM Bankley Exchanges #3:
Freddy Francké, Jeffrey Knopf, Anisa Nuh Ali

Opening Night
7-9pm Thursday 16th November 2023
Exhibition Continues
12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 3rd December

Bankley Exchanges is a series of exhibitions bringing together artists from studio groups in neighbouring cities, and exploring their work in relation to one another. The third edition features Jeffrey Knopf (Paradise Works, Manchester), Anisa Nuh Ali (S1, Sheffield) and Freddy Francké (The Royal Standard, Liverpool)
After conducting group visits to each of the artists' studios, we began to develop an idea for an exhibition that recognised the various crossovers in their works, and also the things they explore uniquely. Our conversations and research has been presented as a Venn Diagram, which can be used as a tool with which to encounter the works.

All Free, No Booking Required

Coming soon! Bankley Exchanges  #3:Freddy Francké, Jeffrey Knopf, Anisa Nuh AliOpening Night7-9pm Thursday 16th November...
03/11/2023

Coming soon! Bankley Exchanges #3:
Freddy Francké, Jeffrey Knopf, Anisa Nuh Ali

Opening Night
7-9pm Thursday 16th November 2023
Exhibition Continues
12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 3rd December

Bankley Exchanges is a series of exhibitions bringing together artists from studio groups in neighbouring cities, and exploring their work in relation to one another. The third edition features Jeffrey Knopf (Paradise Works, Manchester), Anisa Nuh Ali (S1, Sheffield) and Freddy Francké (The Royal Standard, Liverpool)
After conducting group visits to each of the artists' studios, we began to develop an idea for an exhibition that recognised the various crossovers in their works, and also the things they explore uniquely. Our conversations and research has been presented as a Venn Diagram, which can be used as a tool with which to encounter the works.

All Free, No Booking Required

This is the final weekend to view Bankley Exchanges  #2: Gwen Evans, Jill McKnight, Laura SparkWe welcome you Saturday +...
02/11/2023

This is the final weekend to view Bankley Exchanges #2: Gwen Evans, Jill McKnight, Laura Spark

We welcome you Saturday + Sunday 12-4PM

Bankley Exchanges is a series of exhibitions bringing together artists from studio groups in neighbouring cities, and exploring their work in relation to one another. For the second edition, we present three artists who all explore untold, overlooked, and ambiguous stories from influences including folklore, gender, working-class communities, and contemporary anxieties.

Wow what a night! Thank you to everyone that joined us for our opening of Bankley Exchanges  #2: Gwen Evans, Jill McKnig...
21/10/2023

Wow what a night! Thank you to everyone that joined us for our opening of Bankley Exchanges #2: Gwen Evans, Jill McKnight, Laura Spark

Exhibition Continues: 12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 5th November

See you today, from 12pm!

Bankley Exchanges is a series of exhibitions bringing together artists from studio groups in neighbouring cities, and exploring their work in relation to one another. For the second edition, we present three artists who all explore untold, overlooked, and ambiguous stories from influences including folklore, gender, working-class communities, and contemporary anxieties.

This Friday! Bankley Exchanges  #2: Gwen Evans, Jill McKnight, Laura SparkBankley Exchanges is a series of exhibitions b...
16/10/2023

This Friday! Bankley Exchanges #2:

Gwen Evans, Jill McKnight, Laura Spark

Bankley Exchanges is a series of exhibitions bringing together artists from studio groups in neighbouring cities, and exploring their work in relation to one another. For the second edition, we present three artists who all explore untold, overlooked, and ambiguous stories from influences including folklore, gender, working-class communities, and contemporary anxieties.

Opening Night 7-9pm Friday 20th October 2023
Exhibition Continues: 12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 5th November

This Friday we welcome you to> Bankley Exchanges  #2: Gwen Evans, Jill McKnight, Laura SparkOpening Night 7-9pm Friday 2...
15/10/2023

This Friday we welcome you to> Bankley Exchanges #2:
Gwen Evans, Jill McKnight, Laura Spark

Opening Night
7-9pm Friday 20th October 2023

Exhibition Continues
12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 5th November

Bankley Exchanges is a series of exhibitions bringing together artists from studio groups in neighbouring cities, and exploring their work in relation to one another. For the second edition, we present three artists who all explore untold, overlooked, and ambiguous stories from influences including folklore, gender, working-class communities, and contemporary anxieties.

See you next weekend!

100 Videos, 2 Screen VersionDarren Nixon  Bankley Open 2023
04/10/2023

100 Videos, 2 Screen Version
Darren Nixon

Bankley Open 2023

The KnifeErrol T  Bankley Open 2023
03/10/2023

The Knife
Errol T
Bankley Open 2023

Un Poisson Dans L’Eau (2022) .png Bankley Open 2023
30/09/2023

Un Poisson Dans L’Eau (2022) .png

Bankley Open 2023

And the winner is...Hayden Albrow- So Long Bad Feelings (2023). 2nd prize: Octavia Innes- Maybe (Kitchen View) + Sit Sti...
15/09/2023

And the winner is...
Hayden Albrow- So Long Bad Feelings (2023).
2nd prize: Octavia Innes- Maybe (Kitchen View) + Sit Still (2022).

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that visited us for our open call opening weekend and open studios!
A special thank you to our judges , our gallery team at Bankley and everyone that both applied to our Open Call and visited us over the weekend. We are an artist run gallery and your support means so much to us!

You can catch our Open Call 2023 exhibition over the next two weekends, Saturday and Sunday 12-4PM until 24th September

Congratulations to our winner! We cannot wait to welcome you for your solo show next year!

📸 Photographs from + ✨

Install shots from this week! We can’t welcome to welcome you TOMORROW!Opening Night + Award Ceremony + Bankley Open Stu...
07/09/2023

Install shots from this week! We can’t welcome to welcome you TOMORROW!
Opening Night + Award Ceremony + Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September

Who will be this year’s winner? We can’t wait to welcome you very soon.

Bankley’s annual Open Call exhibition returns this weekend with 17 exciting artists from all over the country. The selection, made by Jessica Bennett (Director at Paradise Works)
Xhi Ndubisi (Artist and Curator) and Chris Alton (artist and Secretary at Bankley Studios + Gallery) presents a snapshot of some of the most exciting artists working today.

+ On the opening weekend all three floors of Bankley Studios will also be open to the public.

Opening Night + Award Ceremony + Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September

Exhibition Continues: 12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 24th September

Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September + 12-4pm Saturday 9th September

Marie-Thérèse Ross, Luke Vinnicombe, Alice Kin, Rowland Hill and Darren Nixon, Yejin Oh, Hunky Dory, Octavia Inns, Wenhai Ning, Anya Wang, Kofi Perry, Grace Clifford, Fierce Fine Art, Errol Theunissen, David Orme, Lucy Roberts, Haydn Albrow, Will Farmer

All Free, No Booking Required

Image: Shona Davies, David Monaghan & Jon Klein ‘No Tomorrows’, the winning entry of Bankley Open 2021!

Access Information

Bankley Gallery is situated on the first floor of an old mill building, which unfortunately is
currently only accessible by stairs. The building is located just off the main road, with regular bus services from Manchester and Stockport, and is around 450m from Levenshulme train station. The station has no lift and both platforms are only accessible by stairs.

About

Bankley Studios + Gallery is a cooperatively run artists’ studio group, home to over 30 artists
across three floors, with an art gallery on the first floor. The gallery is regularly open to the public and welcomes you to a wide range of free exhibitions and events. Public opening times vary so check our social media platforms and website, or contact [email protected]. For more information on studios please contact [email protected]

This Friday!Bankley’s annual Open Call exhibition returns this September with 17 exciting artists from all over the coun...
03/09/2023

This Friday!
Bankley’s annual Open Call exhibition returns this September with 17 exciting artists from all over the country. The selection, made by Jessica Bennett (Director at Paradise Works)
Xhi Ndubisi (Artist and Curator) and Chris Alton (artist and Secretary at Bankley Studios + Gallery) presents a snapshot of some of the most exciting artists working today.

+ On the opening weekend all three floors of Bankley Studios will also be open to the public.

Opening Night + Award Ceremony + Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September

Exhibition Continues: 12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 24th September

Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September + 12-4pm Saturday 9th September

Marie-Thérèse Ross, Luke Vinnicombe, Alice Kin, Rowland Hill and Darren Nixon, Yejin Oh, Hunky Dory, Octavia Inns, Wenhai Ning, Anya Wang, Kofi Perry, Grace Clifford, Fierce Fine Art, Errol Theunissen, David Orme, Lucy Roberts, Haydn Albrow, Will Farmer

All Free, No Booking Required

Image: Shona Davies, David Monaghan & Jon Klein ‘No Tomorrows’, the winning entry of Bankley Open 2021!

Access Information

Bankley Gallery is situated on the first floor of an old mill building, which unfortunately is
currently only accessible by stairs. The building is located just off the main road, with regular bus services from Manchester and Stockport, and is around 450m from Levenshulme train station. The station has no lift and both platforms are only accessible by stairs.

About

Bankley Studios + Gallery is a cooperatively run artists’ studio group, home to over 30 artists
across three floors, with an art gallery on the first floor. The gallery is regularly open to the public and welcomes you to a wide range of free exhibitions and events. Public opening times vary so check our social media platforms and website, or contact [email protected]. For more information on studios please contact [email protected]

Next Friday!Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September + 12-4pm Saturday 9th SeptemberBankley’s annual Open Call e...
29/08/2023

Next Friday!
Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September + 12-4pm Saturday 9th September

Bankley’s annual Open Call exhibition returns this September with 17 exciting artists from all over the country. The selection, made by Jessica Bennett (Director at Paradise Works)
Xhi Ndubisi (Artist and Curator) and Chris Alton (artist and Secretary at Bankley Studios + Gallery) presents a snapshot of some of the most exciting artists working today.

+ On the opening weekend all three floors of Bankley Studios will also be open to the public.

Opening Night + Award Ceremony + Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September

Exhibition Continues: 12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 24th September

Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September + 12-4pm Saturday 9th September

Marie-Thérèse Ross, Luke Vinnicombe, Alice Kin, Rowland Hill and Darren Nixon, Yejin Oh, Hunky Dory, Octavia Inns, Wenhai Ning, Anya Wang, Kofi Perry, Grace Clifford, Fierce Fine Art, Errol Theunissen, David Orme, Lucy Roberts, Haydn Albrow, Will Farmer

All Free, No Booking Required

Access Information

Bankley Gallery is situated on the first floor of an old mill building, which unfortunately is
currently only accessible by stairs. The building is located just off the main road, with regular bus services from Manchester and Stockport, and is around 450m from Levenshulme train station. The station has no lift and both platforms are only accessible by stairs.

About

Bankley Studios + Gallery is a cooperatively run artists’ studio group, home to over 30 artists
across three floors, with an art gallery on the first floor. The gallery is regularly open to the public and welcomes you to a wide range of free exhibitions and events. Public opening times vary so check our social media platforms and website, or contact [email protected]. For more information on studios please contact [email protected]

Bankley Open 2023 + Open StudiosBankley’s annual Open Call exhibition returns this September with 17 exciting artists fr...
24/08/2023

Bankley Open 2023 + Open Studios

Bankley’s annual Open Call exhibition returns this September with 17 exciting artists from all over the country. The selection, made by Jessica Bennett (Director at Paradise Works)
Xhi Ndubisi (Artist and Curator) and Chris Alton (artist and Secretary at Bankley Studios + Gallery) presents a snapshot of some of the most exciting artists working today.

+ On the opening weekend all three floors of Bankley Studios will also be open to the public.

Opening Night + Award Ceremony + Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September

Exhibition Continues: 12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 24th September

Bankley Open Studios: 6-9pm Friday 8th September + 12-4pm Saturday 9th September

Marie-Thérèse Ross, Luke Vinnicombe, Alice Kin, Rowland Hill and Darren Nixon, Yejin Oh, Hunky Dory, Octavia Inns, Wenhai Ning, Anya Wang, Kofi Perry, Grace Clifford, Fierce Fine Art, Errol Theunissen, David Orme, Lucy Roberts, Haydn Albrow, Will Farmer

All Free, No Booking Required

Access Information

Bankley Gallery is situated on the first floor of an old mill building, which unfortunately is
currently only accessible by stairs. The building is located just off the main road, with regular bus services from Manchester and Stockport, and is around 450m from Levenshulme train station. The station has no lift and both platforms are only accessible by stairs.

About

Bankley Studios + Gallery is a cooperatively run artists’ studio group, home to over 30 artists
across three floors, with an art gallery on the first floor. The gallery is regularly open to the public and welcomes you to a wide range of free exhibitions and events. Public opening times vary so check our social media platforms and website, or contact [email protected]. For more information on studios please contact [email protected]

Apply by next Monday Night!Studio 17 is on the third floor.An individual space within a shared studioSize: 4m x 2.5mRent...
21/08/2023

Apply by next Monday Night!
Studio 17 is on the third floor.
An individual space within a shared studio
Size: 4m x 2.5m

Rent: £62.27

24 hour access to your studio.

Returnable deposits for rent and keys + £1 Co-op membership fee
Secure locking door.
Assess to the studio via stairs. Art work and belongings can be transported to all floors using our goods lift.

BANKLEY is a co-operatively run artists’ studio group, home to over 30 artists across three floors, with an art gallery on the first floor.

As a co-operative, all artists play a role in helping us run the gallery. All artists are expected to volunteer their time through invigilation of shows and helping in the upkeep of the gallery space, as well as partaking in our open studio weekends for the public. You will also be welcome to join our committee which includes roles on the gallery team as well as secretary, treasurer, studio co ordinator and more.

Deadline: Monday 28th August by Midnight.

Interested applicants to forward a maximum of 5 images of their work, 300 words maximum on their practice and why they would like to be part of Bankley, with a website link if available, to be forwarded to [email protected]

Any questions or queries you may have can be answered at the next stage of a the application process, along with viewing the studio in person.

Please see Story Highlight for more photos.

Thank you and good luck!✨

SATURDAY + SUNDAY 12-4PM Final weekend to visit Bullhuman, a debut solo exhibition from Laura Bygrave. After being selec...
18/08/2023

SATURDAY + SUNDAY 12-4PM Final weekend to visit Bullhuman, a debut solo exhibition from Laura Bygrave. After being selected as the Winner of Bankley Open 2022 by judges Ruth Murray and Matt Rettalick, Laura has been working on a series of new works, which will be shown alongside paintings made in the last three years.

‘Lying in bed reading a story about a great big bullfrog, my son asks why ‘a frog could be a bull-frog when it’s not a cow-creature?’. I explain how the word bull can be used to describe a hot headed, puffed-up, huge version of a species - bullfrogs, bulldogs… It can also describe a clumsy person, someone who might thrash around in a china shop.
As I’m saying this it strikes me that this idea of ‘bull’ could describe my primary feeling when I’m in the studio - a bull-headed, thrashy feeling. A feeling of being too quick to catch up with a rational voice in my head. At this point the studio is a place to be without elegance, my physical hand and envisioning head are not in step with each other. A bullhuman is present, as material disruptions, as heavy-handed simplification, mess, and speed’.



All Free, No Booking Required

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the weekend for our 2022 Open Call winner Laura Bygrave’s solo show Bullhuman! W...
08/08/2023

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the weekend for our 2022 Open Call winner Laura Bygrave’s solo show Bullhuman! We have received so much amazing feedback! Bullhuman continues this Saturday + Sunday 12-4PM. See you then!
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Install underway for Bankley Open Call 2022 winner Laura Bygrave’s Solo Show Bullhuman! See you on Friday!Opening Night ...
02/08/2023

Install underway for Bankley Open Call 2022 winner Laura Bygrave’s Solo Show Bullhuman! See you on Friday!

Opening Night
7-9pm Friday 4th August 2023
Exhibition Continues
12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 20th August

Bankley Gallery is very excited to present Bullhuman, a debut solo exhibition from Laura Bygrave. After being selected as the Winner of Bankley Open 2022 by judges Ruth Murray and Matt Rettalick, Laura has been working on a series of new works, which will be shown alongside paintings made in the last three years.

‘Lying in bed reading a story about a great big bullfrog, my son asks why ‘a frog could be a bull-frog when it’s not a cow-creature?’. I explain how the word bull can be used to describe a hot headed, puffed-up, huge version of a species - bullfrogs, bulldogs… It can also describe a clumsy person, someone who might thrash around in a china shop.
As I’m saying this it strikes me that this idea of ‘bull’ could describe my primary feeling when I’m in the studio - a bull-headed, thrashy feeling. A feeling of being too quick to catch up with a rational voice in my head. At this point the studio is a place to be without elegance, my physical hand and envisioning head are not in step with each other. A bullhuman is present, as material disruptions, as heavy-handed simplification, mess, and speed’.

All Free, No Booking Required

BullhumanA solo show from Bankley Open Call 2022 winner Laura BygraveOpening Night 7-9pm Friday 4th August 2023Exhibitio...
25/07/2023

Bullhuman
A solo show from Bankley Open Call 2022 winner Laura Bygrave

Opening Night
7-9pm Friday 4th August 2023
Exhibition Continues
12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 20th August

Bankley Gallery is very excited to present Bullhuman, a debut solo exhibition from Laura Bygrave. After being selected as the Winner of Bankley Open 2022 by judges Ruth Murray and Matt Rettalick, Laura has been working on a series of new works, which will be shown alongside paintings made in the last three years.

‘Lying in bed reading a story about a great big bullfrog, my son asks why ‘a frog could be a bull-frog when it’s not a cow-creature?’. I explain how the word bull can be used to describe a hot headed, puffed-up, huge version of a species - bullfrogs, bulldogs… It can also describe a clumsy person, someone who might thrash around in a china shop.
As I’m saying this it strikes me that this idea of ‘bull’ could describe my primary feeling when I’m in the studio - a bull-headed, thrashy feeling. A feeling of being too quick to catch up with a rational voice in my head. At this point the studio is a place to be without elegance, my physical hand and envisioning head are not in step with each other. A bullhuman is present, as material disruptions, as heavy-handed simplification, mess, and speed’.

All Free, No Booking Required

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