VIP Preview – Castlefield Gallery Fundraiser

James Ireland, The Possibility of Agreement, nickel-plated steel, glass, vinyl, branch, nut, screws, washers, 2010

19 May 2012


North Member Programme

Castlefield Gallery
2 Hewitt Street, Knott Mill
Manchester, M15 4GB

Join us for an auction preview and exclusive gallery tour of over 30 contemporary artists’ works at Castlefield Gallery with Director Kwong Lee.

Castlefield Gallery is one of the North’s most innovative organisations for contemporary art. Established in 1984, its ambitious exhibitions programme responds to national and international trends, promoting artists at key stages of their careers, including subsequent Turner Prize nominees and winners, and British Art Show and Tate Triennial exhibitors.

The fundraiser exhibition (Put Your Money Where Your Eyes Are) and auction is a celebration of the gallery’s successes over the past 28 years and includes donations of artworks from past exhibitors including Pavel Büchler, Gordon Cheung, Elaine Constantine, Leo Fitzmaurice, Haroon Mirza, Lubaina Himid, James Ireland, Mark Leckey and Liam Spencer. Proceeds of the fundraiser will feed into the gallery’s future exhibitions programme, helping to ensure its continual success as a public venue and development agency for excellent emerging practice.

Further auction details:

The live auction will take place on Wednesday 30 May 2012 (6-9pm). Please note there will be a £10 admission charge (deducted from the price paid for a purchased artwork). Online bidding will begin from 4 May. Details of how to register for a Telephone Bid or submit an Absentee Bid will also be online.

For more information please contact Jennifer Dean (Communications Coordinator) at

This event is part of a series of events programmed by the Contemporary Art Society in the North West. Membership costs £50 per year / £25 for students.

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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