Artists Studios: Myths, Stories, Lives

Rembrandt, Artist in his Studio, c. 1628, oil on panel, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

Where Saul Hay Gallery, Railway Cottage, Off Castle St. Manchester M3 4LZ

Click here for map and directions on Saul Hay Gallery website

When Wednesday 17th July 2019, 6:30pm

Tickets Free

             Places for this free event are limited, so booking is essential. Please book your tickets here

‘The announcement “I am going to the studio” can mean the going to: the living room, a bedroom, the basement, the attic … the classroom of a vacant school that has been turned over to artists by enlightened city officials …’

Storr, R. (2010). A Room of One’s Own, a Mind of One’s Own. In: M. Jacob and M. Grabner, ed., Studio Reader. On the space of artists, 1st ed., Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, pp. 49-62, p. 49

Romanticised and demystified, represented and researched, interpreted and imagined, the artist studio holds a fascinating aura for the public, while being a necessity, sometimes bearing very little charm, for those involved in the creative practice.

Developed as a response to the vast array of open studios that Manifest showcases, this event will be an inspiring possibility to discover more about and reflect on the studio, in its practical and metaphorical complexities.

An overview of the transformation of the space of the studio, from the medieval artisan workshop to the romanticised sanctuary of solitary creativity, and then the post-modern rejection of this notion, will be followed by the presentation of the voices of Manchester's own artistic community, which will have been collected through surveys and interviews.

Take part! Greater Manchester creatives are invited to contribute to the anonymous survey, and add their voice to the event - click here to participate in the survey.

This event is proudly part of Manifest Arts Festival 2019, a biennial festival of contemporary arts in Greater Manchester.