Since launching in 2017, Paradise Works has established itself as a proactive base for 35 interdisciplinary artists with a dynamic gallery and public programme. Open Studios 2019 will celebrate the group’s third year with the launch of Paradise Works Multiples, affordable contemporary art from studio artists and friends, and new exhibition, Millennialism, exploring the experience of a woke generation through new works by ten up-and-coming visual artists.
Paradise Works’ Artist in Residence 2019, Gregory Herbert will be sharing new work created during his time exploring our location on the Salford and Manchester border, nestled within a residential area on the cusp of the city’s rapid development. Off-site at The Manchester Contemporary, Paradise Works are pleased to present studio artist Richard Dean Hughes who will showcase new sculptural works exploring notions of the ‘anti-romantic’.
On Saturday night, welcome Millennialism artist Chris Alton for an English Disco Lovers’ DJ set as part of the Saturday night party. Founded in 2012, English Disco Lovers (EDL) is a multifaceted protest movement, reclaiming the ‘EDL’ acronym and drawing on disco as a site of musical resistance to contemporary iterations of fascism.
Sunday’s Hang Over Cure Tour offers a gentler opportunity to explore Paradise Works over a coffee and pastry. Join Artist & Producer Carly Bainbridge to explore the goings-on of an artists-led space, with informal talks from selected studio artists and Millennialism curators, Will Marshall and Emily Simpson.
Paradise Works is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Urban Splash, The Manchester Contemporary, University of Salford Art Collection & Manchester School of Art.
Studio Artists include:
James Ackerley, Louise Adkins, Sarah Blaszczok, Michael Branthwaite, Robin Broadley, Andrew James Brooks, Jack Brown, Nina Chua, Bridget Coderc, Chris Paul Daniels, Jez Dolan, Nicola Ellis, Gwen Evans, Olivia Glasser, Louise Giovanelli, Lucy Harvey, Richard Hughes, Precious Innes, Hilary Jack, Kieran Leach, Robin Megannity, Bren O'Callaghan, Evie O’Connor, Alyson Olson, Maisie Pritchard, Richard Shields, Lauren Steeper, Cherry Tenneson, Claire Tindale, Katie Tomlinson, Laura Weaver, Elizabeth Wewiora, Tasha Whittle, Winter & Kurth.
Paradise Works is pleased to announce their 2019 bursary graduates: Maisie Pritchard, winner of the 2019 Studio Award with Manchester School of Art, and Bridget Coderc, as part of the 2019 University of Salford Art Collection Graduate Scholarship programme.
We are delighted to be part of The Manchester Contemporary After-show VIP Programme, welcoming international curators and collectors to our Saturday night party on Saturday 12 October, 6-10pm.