AboutCastlefield Gallery is pleased to present new work by Calum Crawford, Sophie Mitchell and Darren Murphy, three graduates from the Manchester School of Art. The exhibition was co-selected by Castlefield Gallery's Director Kwong Lee and Manchester School of Art, Head of Art and Associate Dean Penny Macbeth, from the 2013 BA (Hons) Fine Art and Interactive Arts degree shows. Launch Pad: Manchester School of Art 2013 is the first in a series of three annual exhibitions profiling the most promising artists coming out of the school.
Launch Pads are short exhibitions or performances that punctuate Castlefield Gallery's main exhibition programme providing artists and curators with the opportunity to use the gallery as a test bed for the production, display and consumption of contemporary art. Launch Pads feature emerging talent selected from CG Associate members' submissions (three times a year) and from the MA and BA art courses at Manchester School of Art (once a year). For more information about CG Associates and Launch Pad visit www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk
Launch Pad: Manchester School of Art 2013 was co-selected by Castlefield Gallery's Director Kwong Lee and Manchester School of Art, Head of Art and Associate Dean Penny Macbeth, from BA (Hons) Fine Art and Interactive Arts graduates. This collaboration is part of a strategic partnership between Castlefield Gallery and Manchester Metropolitan University's MIRIAD and Manchester School Art, which includes research on and delivery of artist development activities.