Art Comes HOME at HOME, Manchester

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor
Art Comes HOME at HOME, Manchester
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Art Comes HOME at HOME Manchester, Manchester 24 October 2020 — 3 January 2021 Entrance is free — Visit now

HOME in Manchester is preparing to reopen its main gallery for the first time since lockdown with not one but three simultaneous exhibitions, featuring new work by Nick Burton, Joy Yamusangie and duo Mike S Redmond & Faye Coral Johnson (MSR FCJ). The triple bill is loosely entwined around the theme of isolation, whilst visually connected by the artists’ shared use of illustration – a technique described by the show’s curator Bren O’Callaghan as deceptively ‘childlike’, with an underrated capacity to express complex political, social and even spiritual ideas.

The show grew out of Burton’s new online comic, Our Plague Year, commissioned and created during the initial months of the Coronavirus pandemic as part of HOME’s Homemakers festival. The series offers an alternative retelling of life in the Derbyshire village of Eyam in 1665-66, when the local community made the decision to quarantine themselves to prevent the Great Plague from spreading, and considers how humans respond to moments of crisis. A ‘prologue’ consisting of the first dozen weekly episodes will be presented within the gallery alongside exclusive new material.

Showing nearby, MSR FCJ’s Bubbling Pitch – a series of transitional drawings, paintings and a limited-edition book – responds to the artists’ experience of wandering the hallways and Gothic interior of ‘a dead person’s dark, dream castle’ during a residency at Hospitalfield House in Scotland. Now an arts centre, the historic house was originally founded in the 13th century by Tironesian monks as a leprosy and plague hospice called the ‘Hospital of St John the Baptist’, purchased and remodelled into a private estate in the 1600s, and then later bequeathed by the artist and patron Patrick Allan-Fraser ‘for the promotion of Education in the Arts’ upon his heirless death in 1890.

Lastly, Blue Glass Fortune is inspired by Yamusangie’s vision of a set of blue goblets containing lit candles, flooding a room with light. The meaning remains unknown, only to be revealed with future hindsight, reflecting our inability to fully digest the significance of the past few months whilst still living through their effect. Drawn from a palette of dreams, memories and hopes, the piece leaves viewers adrift in an ultramarine ocean of love and loss, suspended between sleep and wakefulness. Yamusangie’s work often explores socio-political themes from a personal perspective, tapping into memory, intimacy, race and culture within the Congolese diaspora.

More nuanced and complex than its jubilant title might suggest, Art Comes HOME should offer audiences a worthy return to the gallery.

Art Comes HOME at HOME Manchester, Manchester 24 October 2020 — 3 January 2021 Entrance is free Visit now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
24 October 2020 — 3 January 2021
12:00pm
29 October 2020
3:00pm
29 October 2020
3:30pm
29 October 2020
4:00pm
29 October 2020
4:30pm
29 October 2020
5:00pm
29 October 2020
5:30pm
29 October 2020
6:00pm
29 October 2020
6:30pm
29 October 2020
7:00pm
29 October 2020
7:30pm
30 October 2020
12:00pm
30 October 2020
12:30pm
30 October 2020
1:00pm
30 October 2020
1:30pm
30 October 2020
2:00pm
30 October 2020
2:30pm
30 October 2020
3:00pm
30 October 2020
3:30pm
30 October 2020
4:00pm
30 October 2020
4:30pm
30 October 2020
5:00pm
30 October 2020
5:30pm
30 October 2020
6:00pm
30 October 2020
6:30pm
30 October 2020
7:00pm
30 October 2020
7:30pm
31 October 2020
12:00pm
31 October 2020
12:30pm
31 October 2020
1:00pm
31 October 2020
1:30pm
31 October 2020
2:00pm
31 October 2020
2:30pm
31 October 2020
3:00pm
31 October 2020
3:30pm
31 October 2020
4:00pm
31 October 2020
4:30pm
31 October 2020
5:00pm
31 October 2020
5:30pm
31 October 2020
6:00pm
31 October 2020
6:30pm
31 October 2020
7:00pm
31 October 2020
7:30pm
1 November 2020
12:00pm
1 November 2020
12:30pm
1 November 2020
1:00pm
1 November 2020
1:30pm
1 November 2020
2:00pm
1 November 2020
2:30pm
1 November 2020
3:00pm
1 November 2020
3:30pm
1 November 2020
4:00pm
1 November 2020
4:30pm
1 November 2020
5:00pm
1 November 2020
5:30pm
3 November 2020
12:00pm
3 November 2020
12:30pm
3 November 2020
1:00pm
3 November 2020
1:30pm
3 November 2020
2:00pm
3 November 2020
2:30pm
3 November 2020
3:00pm
3 November 2020
3:30pm
3 November 2020
4:00pm
3 November 2020
4:30pm
3 November 2020
5:00pm
3 November 2020
5:30pm
3 November 2020
6:00pm
3 November 2020
6:30pm
3 November 2020
7:00pm
3 November 2020
7:30pm
4 November 2020
12:00pm
4 November 2020
12:30pm
4 November 2020
1:00pm
4 November 2020
1:30pm
4 November 2020
2:00pm
4 November 2020
2:30pm
4 November 2020
3:00pm
4 November 2020
3:30pm
4 November 2020
4:00pm
4 November 2020
4:30pm
4 November 2020
5:00pm
4 November 2020
5:30pm
4 November 2020
6:00pm
4 November 2020
6:30pm
4 November 2020
7:00pm
4 November 2020
7:30pm
5 November 2020
12:00pm
5 November 2020
12:30pm
5 November 2020
1:00pm
5 November 2020
1:30pm
5 November 2020
2:00pm
5 November 2020
2:30pm
5 November 2020
3:00pm
5 November 2020
3:30pm
5 November 2020
4:00pm
5 November 2020
4:30pm
5 November 2020
5:00pm
5 November 2020
5:30pm
5 November 2020
6:00pm
5 November 2020
6:30pm
5 November 2020
7:00pm
5 November 2020
7:30pm
6 November 2020
12:00pm
6 November 2020
12:30pm
6 November 2020
1:00pm
6 November 2020
1:30pm
6 November 2020
2:00pm
6 November 2020
2:30pm
6 November 2020
3:00pm
6 November 2020
3:30pm
6 November 2020
4:00pm
6 November 2020
4:30pm
6 November 2020
5:00pm
6 November 2020
5:30pm
6 November 2020
6:00pm
6 November 2020
6:30pm
6 November 2020
7:00pm
6 November 2020
7:30pm
7 November 2020
12:00pm
7 November 2020
12:30pm
7 November 2020
1:00pm
7 November 2020
1:30pm
7 November 2020
2:00pm
7 November 2020
2:30pm
7 November 2020
3:00pm
7 November 2020
3:30pm
7 November 2020
4:00pm
7 November 2020
4:30pm
7 November 2020
5:00pm
7 November 2020
5:30pm
7 November 2020
6:00pm
7 November 2020
6:30pm
7 November 2020
7:00pm
7 November 2020
7:30pm

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Restaurant
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The Ritz

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Homeground
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Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

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Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

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Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

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