Private View – Samantha Donnelly: Contour States

Samantha Donnelly, Singapore Sling (2011), detail, 43cm (l) x 33cm (d) x 42cm (h), glazed stoneware ceramic, copper, jay cloth, varnish, satin ribbon, lace, metallic lace, gilt pins, metal chain, false nails, elastic bands, hairband, acrylic paint, enamel spray paint, emulsion paint, satin, modeling wax, glue, bulldog clip, binder clip, jewelry findings, collage from magazines with original inks from publication, cartridge paper, watercolour, plastic, coloured glass block, wood. Image courtesy of the artist and Ceri Hand Gallery

27 January 2012


North Member Programme, Private View

70 Oxford Street
Manchester, M1 5NH


Members are offered invites to the Private View of Contour States, the first major UK public solo show by artist Samantha Donnelly. With a strong interest in the images presented in today’s media which continue to idealise and objectify the human form, the exhibition features new work exploring representations of female identity in photography, TV, film and advertisements.

Samantha was born in 1978 and lives and works in Greater Manchester. She is represented by Ceri Hand Gallery and recent solo and group exhibitions include Shoulder to Shoulder (Ceri Hand Gallery, 2011), Compendium (Vitrine Gallery, London, 2010), The Shape We’re In (Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2011), and Fabricatecstasy (Jake Studio 52 Hoxton Square, London, 2011).

For further information on Samantha Donnelly’s work click here

This event is part of a series of events programmed by the Contemporary Art Society in the North East. Membership cost is £25 for New Members. This is the 3rd year of the pilot programme and we are currently offering programming until July 2012.

If you are not yet a member and would like to join, or to receive further information about the organisation and its activities, please contact Mark Doyle at or call 07891 880 498.


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