Apartment was a site specific artist led exhibition and project space in a one bed council flat in a sixties tower block, Lamport Court, central Manchester. Apartment was run by artists Hilary Jack and Paul Harfleet from 2003- 2009. Artists were invited to exhibit their work alongside the everyday objects in the flat. Paul the then resident continued to live alongside the exhibitions as they occurred. After six years Hilary Jack and Paul Harfleet closed Apartment to pursue their own careers as artists. The final and closing exhibition was a solo show by Giorgio Sadotti.
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Apartment was located in a white one bedroom flat in Lamport Court a sixties residential council tower block in central Manchester. Lamport Court is sometimes referred to as "Rock n' Roll Towers" due to the high proportion of artists and musicians living there. Lamport Court was also home to the poetry magazine "Lamport Court" and the musician Lonelady who played a fund raising acoustic gig at Apartment.
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solo exhibitions, artists residencies, writer in residence, group shows and acoustic performances and events
Between 2003 and 2009 Hilary Jack and Paul Harfleet facilitated an annual programme of group and solo exhibitions, artists residencies and events for post graduate emerging and established UK and International artists. Jack and Harfleet also curated off site exhibitions at Surface Gallery Nottingham, Cornerhouse Manchester, Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin. They also curated Artranspennine08, a muti site exhibition of over forty artists across the Trans Pennine Way. Details can be seen on our blog www.apartmentmanchester.blogspot.com and www.arttranspennine08.blogspot.com