Over 90 contemporary artists have studios in the Grade II listed Crusader Mill behind Manchester Piccadilly – and, this weekend, they’re opening their doors to the public. The largest studio group outside London includes work in painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance across three floors of the mill, with a special exhibition of new works titled Excuse Me While I Am Changing also taking place during the open studios.
This is the last chance to meet some of the UK’s most exciting emerging artists in the place they’ve called home since 2000: property developers Capital and Centric have bought the mill and are investing in a £50m residential scheme that will transform the space. The artists’ lease ends in December, and the group is yet to find a new home. Head over to the mill for this free, friendly event – which marks the end of one era, and the beginning of a new one.