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New Art Spaces: Rochdale Launch event & DIS:Connect exhibition, Castlefield Gallery


Castlefield Gallery invites you to the launch of its latest New Art Spaces at the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre, in the heart of Rochdale town centre, on Saturday 17 March, 12-5pm.

Castlefield Gallery is at the forefront of supporting artists, nurturing artistic talent, and the development of new work in the North West, and New Art Spaces is an initiative that sees Castlefield Gallery creating dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artists development agencies across Greater Manchester.

Working in partnership with landlords and developers, Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces make use of temporary vacant retail, office and light industrial units.

Castlefield Gallery is now working with MCR Property Group to transform the temporarily vacant, former TJ Hughes unit at the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre into artist production and exhibition space.

The artists John-Paul Brown, Stacey Coughlin, Ness Donnelly, Tracy Hurst, Nicole Prior, and Karen Rogers will launch the space with their exhibition DIS:Connect. On the day members of the public will be able to meet the artists, explore the artist workspaces, as well experience the exhibition.

The artists - all members of Castlefield Gallery Associates, a professional development scheme for artists, art-writers, and curators - have devised the DIS:Connect exhibition in response to working in the temporarily vacant unit; disconnected from its original use, but repurposed by Castlefield Gallery and the artists.

DIS:Connect continues on Sunday 18 March, 12-4pm

ADDRESS | New Art Spaces: Rochdale, The Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre, Baillie St, Rochdale OL16 1JZ

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