Art Assembly Manchester 2022

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
Photo Janie Airey / Art Fund 2022

Art Assembly Manchester 2022 at Manchester Art Gallery, City Centre 18 June 2022 Entrance is free — Visit now

The theme of ‘city as art school’ inspires this year’s Art Assembly – a one day festival of art organised by some of Manchester’s leading arts organisations including Castlefield Gallery, HOME, Manchester Art Gallery, The Whitworth and The Manchester College.

Imagining a world where any place has the potential to become a place of art and learning, artists will show existing and newly commissioned works in installations across the city, from established art spaces to, squares, streets, billboards and pavements. Produced in a broad range of media, from film and painting, to textiles, installation, performance and music, the work on display will be a cross-section of artistic ideas. There’s even a guerrilla photography exhibition!

Manchester Art Gallery will be the festival’s hub hosting several works, while plant-lovers should look out for the stencilled botanical designs decorating the streets in the city centre, inspired by the 18th and 19th century working-class botanist societies in Manchester.

Art Assembly is a lovely opportunity to join the artists in celebrating the creative potential of the city.

Art Assembly Manchester 2022 at Manchester Art Gallery, City Centre 18 June 2022 Entrance is free Visit now

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