• The Making of No Particular Place to Go? - 35 years of sculpture at...

  • Wed, 11-09-2019 at 18:30
  • Castlefield Gallery
    2 Hewitt Street
    M15 4GB Manchester
The Making of No Particular Place to Go? - 35 years of sculpture at... - Castlefield Gallery - Manchester

Presented by Sculpture Production Award 2019, Pangaea Sculptors' Centre (London)Join Lucy Tomlins, Director of Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre in conversation with Castlefield Gallery Curator Matthew Pendergast and No Particular Place to Go? - 35 years of sculpture at Castlefield Gallery guest Curators Dr Clare O’Dowd and John Plowman, alongside exhibiting artist Nicola Ellis.Built around Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre’s commitment to making the making visible, this informal discussion event will reveal what goes into the making of both artworks and exhibitions, both conceptually and materially, taking No Particular Place to Go? - 35 years of sculpture at Castlefield Gallery as a starting point for conversation. The event will explore links between current sculptural practice and the legacies of the more established artists in the exhibition.Image: Nicola Ellis, Dead powder series: Missing bits, 2019. Mild steel and dead powder. Photo courtesy Jules Lister—Founded in 2013, Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre (PSC) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) dedicated to promoting critical engagement and innovation in the field of three-dimensional creative practice. A resource that brings together the production of sculpture with critical, cultural and educational programming on this art form, it enables the realisation of ambitious artworks by offering expertise to help sculptors hone their skills and advance their practice.Our multifarious activities web together a rich and diverse network of individuals and organisations that share our commitment to making cultural production more sustainable, accessible, diverse and engaged.As part of this we offer a range of technical and fabrication support services to artists, architects, designers, galleries and others. We provide skilled technicians to teach or work with artists in their studio, and fabricators who take on the complete fabrication of an artwork, large or small.This Spring PSC launched the Sculpture Production Award 2019. Open to emerging artists working in 3D and based within the UK but outside of London, the Award provides six sculptors with skills mentoring and a £1,000 production grant towards the realisation of a new work. One of the six artists will also exhibit at the Coventry Biennial 2019. The Award is aimed at artists looking to explore the process of working with external fabricators. It is a unique opportunity for artists to realise a piece of sculpture from concept through to completion with support into this new way of working.www.pangaeasculptorscentre.comPangaea Sculptors' Centre is supported using public funding from Arts Council England. The Sculpture Production Award 2019 are supported by Yorkshire Visual Arts Network, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Temporary Contemporary, STEAMhouse, Primary, New Contemporaries, New Art West Midlands, Eastside Projects, CVAN South East, CVAN East Midlands, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Branch Arts and Castlefield Gallery.