40 Years of the Future at Castlefield Gallery

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
A dynamic painting of colourful shapes arranged to form a cross
Hoyland Studio Ltd

40 Years of the Future at Castlefield Gallery, Castlefield 20 March 2024 — 30 March 2025 Entrance is free — Visit now

This year, Manchester’s beloved artist-led gallery is turning 40! To mark the occasion and look forward to the future with hopeful eyes, Castlefield Gallery has unveiled 40 Years of the Future – a year-long programme of exhibitions, public events, performances, screenings, creative community activities and artist development programmes gathering talent from Manchester and beyond.  Having opened its doors in 1984, the gallery’s ambitious programme is a celebration of the local art scene then and now.

Six plastic sculptures of silver hands lined up on a shelf
Jeffrey Knopf

The exhibitions include 40 Years of the Future: Painting which will combine work by artists from the gallery’s inaugural programme alongside four emerging painters in the North West. 40 Years of the Future: Where Should We Be Now? will present work by artists Jeffrey Knopf, Theo Simpson and Hope Strickland – a sculptor, a photographer and artist-filmmaker. 40 Years of the Future: Jo McGonigal x Frank Bowling will gather the work of two painters, both of whom are inspired by sculpture. The programme will finish with 40 Years of the Future: Castlefield Gallery Associates, displays of work by participants from the artist development programme.

The schedule of events will be as exciting as the occasion it’s celebrating – check back here soon for more details on each exhibition and accompanying events.

40 Years of the Future at Castlefield Gallery, Castlefield 20 March 2024 — 30 March 2025 Entrance is free Visit now

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