Saturday, 10 December 2011


Some great artistic finds recently in Manchester. The first is an installation called Kindle by Nicola Dale in associated with Untitled Gallery* situated in the stunning John Rylands Library on Deansgate. The work consists of thousands of beautiful handmade candles made from the pages of unwanted books that are placed throughout the Old Map Room.

I also visited Sights from the other City which showcases loads of work from the Chapel Street area of Salford through open studios. I loved the work at Hot Bed Press including the 20:20 Print Exchange and being able to wander around the studio space at Cow Lane Studios.
The 20:20 Print Exchange at Hot Bed Press

* Speaking of Untitled Gallery, a footnote is perhaps required to digress and mention a great project I took part in during the Summer called The Reading. It was a writing residency that ran alongside the current exhibition Re-covering which consisted of around 70 writers/artists that contributed to a story, each carrying on from the previous chapter, examining writing as a performative practice. The gallery is in a really unique space; situated in the basement of the Friends' Meeting House on Bootle Street which is a listed buiding dating from 1828 and well worth a visit.
The Reading residency
Re-covering Exhiition

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jacqueline,

    Many thanks for the mention. I'm glad you had fun at the open studios event. We're really proud of the 20:20 Print Exchange which gets bigger and better each year.

    All the Best
    Hot Bed Press

    PS. Our website address, for the link in your article, is: