Lecturer David Gledhill interviewed by Artribune

David Gledhill, lecturer in Fine Art at University of Bolton was recently interviewed by Italian magazine Artribune. The interview focused on recent developments with Rogue Artists’ Studios CIC of which Gledhill is co-director. Gledhill’s affiliation with the studios forms part of the Fine Art programme’s Industry Advisory Board and as such students benefit from industry expertise and professionalism linked to the organization. Established in 1995, Rogue is a Community Interest Company providing members with accessible workspace close to Manchester city centre.

Rogue is the largest independent studio group in the North West with more than 85 artists working in 57,000 square feet of space at the former Varna Street school buildings in Openshaw. Members range from recent graduates to established practitioners working in a wide range of disciplines and media; including drawing, film and video, illustration, installation, interactive art, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles. https://rastudios.co.uk/home/

Rogue also runs a programme of events in the Project Space, which is used primarily for temporary exhibitions, residency and exchange projects and one-off events. Below is an extract from the interview published in Artribune that gives further context about the organization and its project space. The interviewer was Giorgia Losio.

GL You have a new home in Varna Street, Rogue Project Space will reopen Spring 2018. Can you tell us more about this reopening?

DG. We moved into a disused school in east Manchester that the City Council made available in August 2017, and we have 85 artists and 4 collectives working on site. The school is a wonderful collection of buildings dating from 1897 and perfect for artists, but we have some improvements to make before we can invite the public in.

In our last building, the Project Space was run by some of the most exciting young curators in the UK, and we had amazing shows that created a real buzz around the studios. We want to build on that success and will be using the old school hall as a large-scale gallery space, both for Rogue artists and for curated projects from outside the studios.

The Project Space should be open by the Summer and we want to make contact with artists throughout Europe and beyond

David Gledhill, lecturer in Fine Art at University of Bolton was recently interviewed by Italian magazine Artribune. The interview focused on recent developments with Rogue Artists’ Studios CIC of which Gledhill is co-director. Gledhill’s affiliation with the studios forms part of the Fine Art programme’s Industry Advisory Board and as such students benefit from industry expertise and professionalism linked to the organization. Established in 1995, Rogue is a Community Interest Company providing members with accessible workspace close to Manchester city centre.

Rogue is the largest independent studio group in the North West with more than 85 artists working in 57,000 square feet of space at the former Varna Street school buildings in Openshaw. Members range from recent graduates to established practitioners working in a wide range of disciplines and media; including drawing, film and video, illustration, installation, interactive art, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles. https://rastudios.co.uk/home/ Rogue also runs a programme of events in the Project Space, which is used primarily for temporary exhibitions, residency and exchange projects and one-off events. Below is an extract from the interview published in Artribune that gives further context about the organization and its project space. The interviewer was Giorgia Losio.

GL You have a new home in Varna Street, Rogue Project Space will reopen Spring 2018. Can you tell us more about this reopening?

DG. We moved into a disused school in east Manchester that the City Council made available in August 2017, and we have 85 artists and 4 collectives working on site. The school is a wonderful collection of buildings dating from 1897 and perfect for artists, but we have some improvements to make before we can invite the public in.

In our last building, the Project Space was run by some of the most exciting young curators in the UK, and we had amazing shows that created a real buzz around the studios. We want to build on that success and will be using the old school hall as a large-scale gallery space, both for Rogue artists and for curated projects from outside the studios.

The Project Space should be open by the Summer and we want to make contact with artists throughout Europe and beyond and organise exchanges and a residency programme. We see the new Rogue as a community facing arts production hub of international significance and local relevance for the community here in east Manchester.

As part of a professional practice module, Gledhill arranged a study visit for third year students to the studios. This was a unique opportunity for students in their final year of study to see the great new space and see at first hand the diversity of creative art practices that thrive in Manchester’s largest studio group.

Rogue Artists’ Studios CIC will open to the public in Autumn 2018. Check the website for upcoming events.

https://rastudios.co.uk/home/ Lecturer David Gledhill interviewed by Artribune https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/mar/29/this-weeks-new-exhibitions http://www.robinmegannity.com

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