Archive | February, 2011

Richard Wheater Neon Workshop: Exclusive discount for Curated Place readers

22 Feb

Richard William Wheater - Glass Blowing Workshop
Neon glass workshops have finally arrived in Manchester and, thanks to Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Curated Place can offer an exclusive £15 discount to a handful of readers.

Working with established British glass maker, Richard William Wheater, you’ll spend three days learning how to hand-make neon and sculptural glass, to form a unique artwork. The workshop leaders can offer as much or a little technical and/or conceptual help as is needed – you do not have to be a glassmaker to attend the course.

7th – 9th March 2011

Full price including all materials:
£325/£275 Students

To claim your discount just follow @curatedplace on twitter, message us and we’ll send you a discount code you can use when booking.  Or, leave a comment and your email below (promise not to make your email public). But be quick places are going fast!

To book or for more information call 0161 832 4274 or email


Andrew Brooks interview – New Worlds

18 Feb

New Worlds Andrew Brooks interview
Last night, at the opening of the New Worlds exhibition, Curated Place spoke to Andrew Brooks about his work, photography and the changing relationship between galleries and artists.

Andrew Brooks Interview, New Worlds.

New Worlds – Andrew Brooks Exhibition Opens Tonight

17 Feb

New Worlds - Andrew Brooks new exhibition opens tonight
The eagerly anticipated new exhibition from Andrew Brooks ‘New Worlds’ opens tonight at the Hive.

His first exhibition in the North West since the hugely popular Hidden Manchester sees Brooks showing off his latest work from his international travels featuring images from Australia, Thailand and China. However, real highlights of the show include a monumental scale shot of Manhattan and a stunningly immersive experimental piece (even for Brooks) placing the viewer at the heart of the Vatican.

The launch event is open from 6pm-9pm tonight and the exhibition will be open daily from tomorrow until the 3rd March (10am-6pm) – free entry.

The Hive
Lever Street

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Urbis Research Forum Podcast 4: Happy Birthday Mr Engels!

16 Feb

To mark the 190th Birthday of Freidrich Engels the Urbis Research Forum revisited the work of one of the 20th Century’s most influential thinkers to see how his writings reflected the city that inspired his most revolutionary work and how his insight and ideas remain relevant in 21st century Manchester.

The session was hosted by Dr. Andy Karvonen with panellists Steve Hanson (Hereford College of Arts) and Mark Rainey (University of Manchester).

Urbis Research Forum Podcast 4: Happy Birthday Mr Engels!

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Mr Beam – Scene Mapping

16 Feb

Nice work from Mr Beam in the Netherlands mapping projections not onto buildings but onto a set.

Not sure of the practical applications as no one can be in the room without ruining the illusion but an impressive effect.

Richard William Wheater at MCAD

15 Feb

"I'm Electric, You're Electric" - Richard William Wheater interview

On saturday neon artist Richard William Wheater opened his new exhibition”I’m Electric You’re Electric” at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre.

Curated Place went along to speak to him about the exhibition, strip joints, visions of the future and what its like working with one of the most socially loaded materials an artist can choose to wrangle with.

Finishing Touches - Richard and MCAD curator Dena finish installing

If you like what you see at MCAD there’s more of Richard’s work on show as part of the Crafts Council show exploring British glass blowing – “Breathtaking“, currently exhibiting at the Bilston Gallery in the West Midlands and Curated Place will have details of some exclusive neon workshops Richard will be running in Manchester where you can make your own neon piece guided by one of Britain’s masters of the material.

Richard William Wheater interview.

I’m electric you’re electric is open until the 30th april 2011 and admission is free.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre
17 Oak Street
Northern Quarter
M4 5JD


Not One For Knocking On #2

13 Feb

Not one for Knocking On #2

Oliver East is curating another exhibition of comic art Not One For Knocking On #2.

The exhibition features artwork from Derik BadmanMalcy DuffJohn Porcellino and Frank Santoro with a book featuring all the artists being made available for FREE on the opening night.

Viewing is by appointment only via olivereast(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Launch night is Friday 18th February, 6pm-9pm.

Rogue Artists’ Studios & Project Space
66-72 Chapeltown Street
M1 2WH (map)


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