SUBI 수비 has a particular meaning in the context of ceramics, relating to the refining of clay; whether purifying the raw material or the processes needed to rehydrate and filter dried clay so that it can be reused. SUBI 수비 features artists, designers and makers from Korea and the UK working with or inspired by clay, its uses and materiality. All are highly skilled as a result of either formal training, self-teaching, or passing down from one generation to another. Visitors to the gallery are also invited to add their own handmade clay objects to the exhibition.
Showing at Castlefield Gallery are Sam Buckley (UK), Insook Choi (Korea / UK), Joe Hartley (UK), Eunji Briller Kim (Korea), Eunmi Kim (Korea / UK), John Powell-Jones (UK), Hyun Min Shin (Korea), Gae-Hwa Lim (Korea), Gyung-Kyun Shin (Korea).
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, and Manchester Craft and Design Centre present SUBI 수비, a programme in three parts across the city of Manchester and is timed with Asia Triennial Manchester.
The SUBI 수비 programme has been informed by a series of international artist exchange residencies that have connected the artistic communities of Manchester and the North West of England with those of Busan and Gwangju in South Korea.