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Apartment

Apartment, artist led exhibition space, Manchester

about: 

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.

exhibitions, events, workshops: 

solo exhibitions, artists residencies, writer in residence, group shows and acoustic performances and events

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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

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Apartment
Grosvenor Street Lamport Court
M1 7EQ Manchester 53° 28' 19.128" N, 2° 13' 59.7936" W
GB

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2003

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2009

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A Small View

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A Small View is a small, independent, artist-led exhibition space based in the heart of Liverpool. Open since April 2015, the space has collaborated with a number of international and local artists, exhibiting diverse works that reflect the multifaceted nature of contemporary art practice. Managed by Benjamin Davies and Kelly Hayes, A Small View aims to experiment and facilitate new collaborations within the city of Liverpool.

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Gallery
Hanover Street
L1 Liverpool , MSY 53° 24' 12.4056" N, 2° 59' 1.6728" W
GB

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2015

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Hickster Projects

Hickster Projects

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Hickster Projects is a small experimental platform set up by Sue Kennington, It takes place in a remote space near Siena , Italy - where there is a growing audience of international art collectors, who would be unlikely to visit shows on the periphery of western urban centres and thus to showcase some of this exciting emerging artistic talent to a new and international audience. After showcasing the work at Hickster Projects, in the summer, the show then hopes to migrate to an urban ‘base’ – and find another audience.

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abandoned olive farm

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'Zappatore'

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loc. Poggio Boldrini
53020 San Giovanni d'Asso , SI 43° 9' 22.3344" N, 11° 34' 18.984" E
IT

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2015

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RAUMX LOndon

RAUMX- London

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From mid 2013 Martina Geccelli has set up this art and architecture project space within her own studio in Kentish Town, London.

Part of the concept is that selected artists, or architects can introduce their work to a smaller, interested audience . RAUMX provides an open, intimate platform, outside of the commercial setting of a gallery. Beside presenting work to the public the space offers opportunities for an active exchange in form of talks and discussions and more intimate gatherings.

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London Kentish Town
185 Queens Crescent
NW5 4DS London 51° 33' 2.6604" N, 0° 9' 0.7956" W
GB

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2013

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2013

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Crate

Crate Space, Margate

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Crate is an artist-led organisation based in East Kent supporting contemporary visual artists’ research and practice. Crate promotes critical debate and the exchange of ideas without prescribed outcomes.
Based in an old print works near the sea front in Margate, Crate’s building has been bought and refurbished with major support from Arts Council England South East, East Kent Partnership and Thanet District Council. The building opened in July 2006.

The building combines working and project space and is designed to give artists access to dedicated, affordable space for experimentation, production, documentation and research. There are three floors of studios, and two project spaces on the ground floor. The project spaces are available for short-term use by practitioners, alongside a programme initiated by Crate.

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  • charity

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Print Works

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1 Bilton Square
CT9 1EE Margate 51° 23' 17.7072" N, 1° 22' 50.412" E
GB

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  • open plan

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2006

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Cubitt

Cubitt Gallery and Studios

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Cubitt is an artist-run gallery and studio provider based in Islington. We are an independent organisation managed by our members: a community of over 30 artists dedicated to nurturing and supporting emerging practice in the visual arts. Over twenty years we have grown as unique hub for international developments in contemporary visual culture: providing essential opportunities for artists and curators to expand their practice critically at an early stage in their careers; whilst enriching the lives of countless audience members and thousands of local people through meaningful and responsive engagement. With the creative freedom and community of the studio at its heart, Cubitt is a multi-layered; richly resourced yet incredibly cost-effective; democratic beacon for outstanding art.

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8 Angel Mews
N1 9HH London 51° 31' 56.0496" N, 0° 6' 27.2628" W
GB

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  • private

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1995

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S1 Artspace

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S1 Artspace is an artist-led organisation presenting an annual programme of contemporary exhibitions, commissions, screenings and events. S1 also provides studio space for contemporary artists at varying stages in their careers, from recent graduates to established artists working at an international level.

Founded in 1995 by a group of Sheffield-based artists seeking to create a sustainable studio environment in Sheffield City Centre, S1 Artspace has become a nationally recognised organisation, renowned for providing a platform for experimentation and for supporting the development of new work in a wide variety of media through artists’ residencies, commissions, and an annual studio holders’ exhibition. Over its sixteen year history, S1 Artspace has presented work by over 300 artists and accommodated over 100 artists.

In 2010, S1 Artspace moved to new larger premises to support a growing commitment to its international exhibition programme.

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120 Trafalgar Street
S1 4JT Sheffield 53° 22' 40.4328" N, 1° 28' 32.0124" W
GB

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1995

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Meter Room

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Founded in February 2011, Meter Room is a not-for-profit artist-run organisation located in ‘void’ City Council offices in the centre of Coventry.

Meter Room comprises of a 1400 square feet project space and 7 adjoining low-cost artist studios that are centrally located, secure, and provide 24 hour access.

Meter Room is dedicated to supporting the creation of new experimental work by artists and curators through a series of residencies and projects that respond to its function as a site of art production and dissemination.

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58-64 Corporation Street
CV11GF Coventry 52° 24' 34.7004" N, 1° 30' 47.2068" W
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2011

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Butler's Wharf

Fire at Butler's Wharf, 1979 (photo: Fran Cottell)

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Butler's Wharf was a former riverside warehouse dating from the late 19th century, within the complex of streets and buildings immediately south and east of Tower Bridge.

In the early 1970's many of the buildings in that area had been cheaply purchased by property speculators with a view to re-development. In London at that time, many housing associations and cooperatives were being formed to negotiate cheap rents for derelict properties in the interim period before demolition or redevelopment took place. Many artists lived
and worked under these kinds of arrangements, and it was a group of friends who had met while at art college in the Isle of Man and Brighton who together rented a floor of Block 2B, Butlers Wharf in late 1975, later joined by recent art graduates from Newcastle, Leeds and Maidstone.

From 1975-78, the artists' space at 2B Butler's Wharf was a key venue for early UK video art and performance art, used among others by Derek Jarman and the artists and dancers who subsequently founded Chisenhale Studios and Chisenhale Dance Space, including Philip Jeck.

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Butler's Wharf was built between 1871-73 as a shipping wharf and warehouse complex, to store tea, spices and other imported goods unloaded from ships using the port of London. It contained one of the largest tea warehouse in the world. In 1971, following the relocation of the docks further east and the rise of containerisation, Butler's Wharf and other warehouses in the area fell into disuse.

From 1984, Butler's Wharf has been redeveloped by Conran Roche into luxury flats, with restaurants and shops on the ground floor.
Butler's Wharf is Grade II listed.

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Exhibitions and events at 2B Butler's Wharf:
The first person to put on a publicized live performance at 2B was Kevin Atherton in November 1975.
In May 1976, regular Saturday evening shows began with presentations by members of the original group, quickly extended to shows by close associates and then opened to all artists wishing to use the space for presentations of their time-based work. In eighty shows over two and a half years, thirty involved film projection, a dozen used video, a further dozen were sound pieces; several used light as a primary element, some were pure performance art, while many used combinations of different media.
By May 1978 when the building was closed down by the developers, there had been over 80 shows by more than 60 artists.
online available at: http://www.studycollection.co.uk/2B/events.html
(accessed September 2013)

bibliography: 

Critical Writing in Art & Design (2013), After Butler's Wharf: Essays on a Working Building, London: Royal College of Art (ISBN: 978-1-907342-71-4)

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Shad Thames
SE1 London 51° 30' 13.23" N, 0° 4' 24.7476" W
GB

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1971

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1980

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