Manchester Open Exhibition 2022
24th January 2022 – 27th March 2022
- Age Friendly
The first Manchester Open in 2020 was the first region-wide exhibition of its type to welcome entries from people of any background and level of experience, including established professionals, new and emerging talent, enthusiastic amateurs, and first-time artists.
Until Sunday 27th Mar 2022, the walls of HOME’a gallery will be filled with hundreds of artworks by Greater Manchester residents selected by a panel consisting of art experts and community representatives. The chosen artworks incorporate a multi-disciplinary range of paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, digital, mixed media, video, audio, spoken word, performance and much more.
Among the many pieces on display are kinetic sculpture, performance, pet photography, a mother-daughter collaboration dealing with grief and loss, contemporary dance and a variety of portrait art representing people’s views of being isolated during lockdown, with artists ranging from as young as 3-years-old, to artists in their 70s.
The Manchester Open Awards will also be returning with five artist bursaries of a value of up to £2,000 each, including the Granada Gallery Foundation Award whose winner will receive an exhibition at HOME, The People’s Choice Award judged by exhibition visitors, and three Castlefield Gallery Professional Development Awards. The awards will be designed in partnership with each winner to create a development package that meets their specific needs, such as research and travel opportunities, materials, studio rent, skills training, website support, artist residencies and support for the production of new work.
There will be an accompanying event programme including Open Tours, a film programme, and a performance event.