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21st Rogue Open Studios

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Public Preview: Friday 14th October, 6-9pm

Open: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October, 12-5pm / FREE

Rogue Artists’ Studios, 66-72 Chapeltown Street, Manchester, M1 2WH

Rogue Artists’ Studios is celebrating its 21st anniversary with what will be its last Open Studios at Crusader Mill.  A highlight of Manchester’s art calendar, the annual weekend-long event offers members of the public, curators and collectors the opportunity to meet some of Manchester’s most exciting emerging and established artists.

Currently home to 90+ contemporary artists Rogue is the largest artists’ studio community in the UK outside of London.  But as Rogue announce a series of projects to mark its 21st anniversary, the artist members are still to secure a new home ahead of December when their lease ends.

Spanning all forms of visual art from painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance and more, visitors are welcomed to the two-day event when the artists’ throw open their doors.

In addition, Rogue Project Space will present Excuse Me While I Am Changing, an exhibition of new works by artists Matthew Bamber, Linda Hemmersbach, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, and Michelle Shields. Curated by Lucy Harvey, the exhibition presents works which respond to the shifting and liminal spaces which surround Rogue Artists’ Studios.

Rogue Cinema will also present a programme of short artists films and moving image works.

*Unfortunately Rogue Studios is only accessible by several stairwells.

For press enquiries please contact Jennifer Dean on j.dean06@gmail.com

Rogue 20th Anniversary Open Studios

Rogue Studios in Manchester celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. They are holding an open studios featuring nearly 100 artists as well as two exhibitions in the project spaces. I’ll be showing some new drawings in my studio on the 2nd floor. Private view is Friday the 23rd of October 6-9pm and then the open studios continue on the 24th and 25th October 12-5pm. Hope to see you there, all welcome. ROGUE 2015 ROGUE 2015 - 2

Farewell Rogue Artists Studios!


Owing to my impending move to Glasgow later in September, I’ve had to give up my space at Rogue Artists Studios in Manchester. I’ve been there since January 2008. Over the three and a half years, I used the studio as much as I could and I experimented with lots of ideas, some worked out, some will never see the light of day again. The studio can be a great place to try things out without having to worry if they turn out to be a bit rubbish. I had a couple of parties in there, a few studio visits, drank approximately 1.5 million cups of coffee and seemed to have stared out the window for about 40% of the time. I think I have leaned a lot about studio practice and the space has helped me to start to find direction in my work. I’m sad to be leaving and it was sad to pack everything up, but I hope to get another space next year, and I think the move to Glasgow will be a step forwards.