Together BasementArtsProject and Depot Art Studios prepare to open a collaborative exhibition this Thursday evening (12th April). The project, originally scheduled to happen during Sluice Art Fair in October last year, has an extra period of gestation but is now ready to go ahead later this week.
A City of Two Tales is the result of a long held friendship between myself, here at BasementArtsProject and the artists of Depot Art Studios; Rowan Eastwood, Jack Ginno, Sam Potter and Alistair Woods. Thos friendship dates back to a number of projects in 2012, 2013 and 2014 that involved Alistair Woods and Sam Potter. Looking for ways to maintain relationships and cement links between cities this project will be the first in a series of two reciprocal curatorial projects.
On Thursday 12th April Depot Art Studios will open their doors to the Manchester public with a display of work by artists associated with BasementArtsProject, Leeds. This exhibition will feature Leeds based artists Paul Digby, Alan Dunn and Adam Glatherine alongside former Leeds habitués and BasementArtsProject exhibitors Ryan Riddington (now London based) and Pippa Eason (now Manchester based).
In May BasementArtsProject will play host to five artists associated with the Manchester scene; Michael Branthwaite, Kasumi Dean, Linda Hemmersbach, Kieran Leach and Martha Lyons.
BasementArtsProject and Depot Art Studios would like to invite you, whatever city you may be in, to come and visit these exhibitions.
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To read a previous Studio Journal entry on the origins of Depot Art Studios visit https://www.basementartsproject.com/studio-journal/2018/2/5/underneath-the-arches