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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Peter Saville/Unknown Pleasures: donation to Fundraising Auction



Nicolas LeBlanc
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Fundraising Auction: Put Your Money Where Your Eyes Are



Internationally acclaimed artists donate valuable works for art auction to help Castlefield Gallery.



Castlefield Gallery (CG) will hold an extraordinary Fundraising Auction on 30 May 2012 – marking the mid-stage of its planned income generation and future re-launch plans.



The money raised will help to secure the organisation’s future as a leader in artist development in the North West of England.



The gallery has already received a large number of spectacular drawings, sculptures, photographs and paintings from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists/curators, many of whom have worked with CG before such asPavel Büchler, Shezad Dawood (Abraaj Capital Art Prize and Tate Triennial), Leo Fitzmaurice (Northern Art Prize 2011 winner), Lubaina Himid MBE, Mark Leckey (Turner Prize 2008 winner), Haroon Mirza (Silver Lion, Venice Biennale 2011), Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Olivia Plender (British Art Show and Tate Triennial), Peter Saville, David Shrigley and Liam Spencer. Every artist is donating 100% of the auction sales proceeds to CG.



CG can also announce that the auctioneer for the evening will be highly respected artist and teacher Professor Pavel Büchler of Manchester Metropolitan University, assisted by Stephen Snoddy, Director, The New Art Gallery Walsall. Plus lending his support to the auction will be CG’s special guest, author, DJ and journalist, Dave Haslam.



The Gallery is now calling on art lovers and collectors to support it in raising funds that will ensure CG’s continual success in providing exhibiting and professional development opportunities for artists.



Since its formation by artists in 1984, arts charity Castlefield Gallery has been at the forefront of developing emerging contemporary artists, and a venue for audiences to see new art. It runs an exhibitions programme that has included subsequent Turner Prize winners and national and international exhibitors, e.g. in the British Art Shows, Tate Triennials and the Venice Biennale. It has also mentored artists who have gone on to win major commissions, e.g. Manchester collective Owl Project who has just launched their Cultural Olympiad Artists Taking the Lead project in the North East.



In the past, the gallery received revenue funding from Arts Council England (ACE), and also, thanks to ACE, owns its city centre venue. During this period of public spending cuts, especially for perceived non front line projects such as artist development, CG has been busy reshaping its business model so that it can raise enough income from a diversity of sources to continue its small but significant organisation for the next generations ofartists and audiences. Its new income generation plans have already brought in major successes in the form of project funding from ACE for the next 2 years, and research funding from Manchester Metropolitan University. This one-off auction is crucial to CG’s survival while other streams of earned income are developed over the next 12 months.



Donating artists to date: David Alker and Peter Liddell, Iain Andrews, Magda Archer, t s Beall, Alan Birch, David Blandy, Andrew Bracey, Pavel Büchler, Gordon Cheung, Elaine Constantine, Ben Cove, Gordon Dalton, Shezad Dawood, Jane Chavez-Dawson, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Tracey Eastham, Oliver East, Chris Evans, Doug Fishbone, Leo Fitzmaurice, Dave Griffiths, Mary Griffiths, David Gledhill, Rachel Goodyear, S Mark Gubb, Tom Hackney, David Hancock, Sarah Hardacre, Harry Hill, Lubaina Himid, James Ireland, Hilary Jack, Samson Kambalu, Naomi Kashiwagi, Mark Leckey, David Mackintosh, Susie MacMurray, Jude MacPherson, Jim Medway, Haroon Mirza, Fionna Murray, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Hans Ulrich Obrist, David Osbaldeston, Owl project, Olivia Plender, Magnus Quaife, JillRandall, Ian Rawlinson, Arthur Roberts, Kim Rugg, Emma Rushton & Derek Tyman, Peter Saville, Dallas Seitz, Mit Senoj, Richard Shields, David Shrigley, Rebecca Sitar, Liam Spencer, Roger Stephenson, Jason Thompson and Alison Turnbull.



Notes toeditors:



Event: Fundraising Auction:

Put Your Money Where Your Eyes Are



Date: All bidding ends with the live auction event on Wed 30 May

Viewing: Works will be exhibited at the gallery from 11 May

(open Tue-Fri, 1-6pm plus Sun 20 May, 1-6pm and by appointment)

Online auction launches: Online bidding starts 4 May



Venue: Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB



Telephone: 0161 832 8034



Website: www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk



Admission fee: £10 (deducted from price paid for purchased artwork)



The gallery is fully accessible.


Thanks to Jennifer Dean for the submission and informations


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