The Slovaks, Blooms, Pale Waves, Turf...

THE SLOVAKS https://soundcloud.com/the-slovaks BLOOMS http://www.soundcloud.com/b-l-o-o-m-s PALE WAVES https://soundcloud.com/palewaves TURF https://www.facebook.com/pages/turf/100211304037?fref=ts + Arts n Crafts Stalls ☼ Tickets: http://skdl.it/1g6iWJV FB...

And / ORDER Exhibition...

LCMF are a group of ever-rotating but essentially consistent young artists working across all mediums.   After two successful exhibitions at Kraak Gallery over the last year-and-a-bit, the group are moving into new territory, building upon previous explorations of humanness and ideas of the uncomfortable with new a exhibition. ‘And/order’ is a collection of pieces that trace the tangential lines of language, (dis)order, systems, time, birth and noise – as well as other less easily articulated concepts.   ‘And/order’ will feature new work from Joe O’Rourke, Nathan Caldecott, Jamie Hammill, Sarah Lynch-Jones, Amy France, Sarah Entwistle, Caitanya Fletcher-Towler, Caelan Knight, Lucy Holt, Sam Kelly and Alex Leigh. They are a group of predominantly art students from Manchester who live, study and practice in cities all over the UK but take every opportunity to work outside of the University-lead programme.   Expect film, photography, painting, sculpture, installiantion and all sorts.   LCMF Presents: And/order runs for one night only, on Wednesday 29th July in Kraak Gallery, Stevenson Square, Manchester. 5pm-10pm. Free drinks.   @LessComMoreFun Facebook:...

Kraakhaus

The Feminists, Wedge, Salford Media City, Mike O’Neil, Danny Saul, Sam Weaver, Warm Widow, Water, The Jungfraus, Politburo, The Running Chelsea, Florian Fusco Berlin and Manchester bands and artists converge for a final send-off of its kind for Kraak venue (which closes its doors in September). The Manchester and Berlin connection was established in the early days of Kraak Gallery, before Kraak venue had opened. The underground art shows and wild raves which happened back then, just before the transformation of Stevenson Square and much of the Northern Quarter, are now the stuff of legend. This line-up has been specially chosen to reflect the musicians and artists of those times; expect some of the finest experimental noise art, poetry, punk, rock, psychedelia, folk and afro beat.   Art and workshop by Florian Fusco at The Penthouse. More details soon   Doors 6pm Tickets £7 from: www.facebook.com/events/1623090621262959/ www.wegottickets.com/event/325097...

Monographs Exhibition...

Interim Show // Manchester School of Art // MA Photography & Film Check out the website for more details...

Less Comfy More Fun Exhibition...

Constantly drawn back to Manchester, the artists who put together last summer’s Less Comfy More Fun exhibition (who are now based all over the UK) return to Kraak Gallery on Wednesday 8th April with fresh work, developed ideas and more collaborators. They work with, among other things, sculpture, photography, concrete, poetry and balloons.   The second exhibition can be seen more as an act of tracking artistic progression (most of the artists studied Art Foundation at Manchester School Of Art last year, and have subsequently gone on to study at art schools around the country) than by any specific practice or theme. However, curiosity and exploration in all its various guises is at the forefront of a lot of the pieces. Joe O’Rourke’s work delights in travelling from “nothing to something” and is ” a hunt for spaces, incidents, and motifs that attract him, drawing on feelings of the uncanny and uncertain”.   Sarah Lynch-Jones’ film work on skin, texture and all things “up-close”, in tandem with the human in sentiment-synthetic materials like wine and flowers and paint is equally curious in an inward direction. It looks at layers of meaning, texture and feeling and skin that “blur the boundaries between humans and the materials we surround ourselves with”   The name ‘Less Comfy More Fun’ not only hints at the irreverent audaciousness of putting on a DIY exhibition, but also a more complicated relationship between the enjoyment of art and the exhibition process, and more uncomfortable, often body-centric themes. For example, Sarah Entwistle’s work with balloons will be sharing the space with Caitanya Fletcher-Towler’s work on nudity and female perception and Jamie Hammill’s work involving mechanisms and concrete.   The exhibition runs for one day only, Wednesday 8th April, Kraak Gallery, Stevenson Square, Northern...

Soap Opera Violence Exhibition...

Exhibition SOAP OPERA VIOLENCE artwork. Paper, Paint, Powerbombs! figurative artworks depicting the violent soap opera that is professional wrestling. Sat 28th Feb – 10am – 5pm Sun 1st Mar – 10am – 5pm 28...