Wednesday, 28 January 2015

CALL FOR ARTISTS In Emergency: Break Glass! - NoMorePage3 takes over Manchester Art Gallery

No More Page3 Manchester is calling for North West based artists, working in any medium, to respond to the issue of the representation of women, for the Thursday Lates to launch Wonder Women Manchester's month of events for International Women’s Day 2015. ‘In Emergency Break Glass’ brings together the North West’s best emerging women creatives to challenge the male-dominated artistic canon, respond to the gallery’s artworks and inspire attendees. This is an emergency. Join us in smashing patriarchy with art!
We are prioritising self-identified women in this call out as we aim to address the lack of representation of women as art creators, in Manchester Art Gallery and in wider society.
We are looking for spoken word, sonic, performance-based and visual pieces -any format is encouraged. The artwork must have an element of responding to the issues we aim to address. For those also interested in responding to specific pieces in Manchester Art Gallery please specify the piece.
The event will run from 5pm-9pm in Manchester Art Gallery as part of the exciting Thursday Lates series of events on Thursday 5 March. Artists will be encouraged to be present throughout the whole of the evening and there will be installation time also to consider.
The requirements are that the piece of work is self-contained and that materials used are appropriate to the art gallery. Material costs are the responsibility of the artist, but there is a small fund to cover expenses.
To apply please send;
Contact Information
Address including Postcode
Information about your practice
Three examples of previous work (Website, jpeg, word, pdf).
Details of your proposal for this event (the work cannot interfere with the current exhibiting collection, must be freestanding and cannot attach to any of the gallery walls etc). Please provide as much detail as possible here, the format of the work (visual, installation, performative etc). Are you available on the Thursday 5 March to install your work?
Which of the issues we are addressing does your piece respond to? or which Manchester Art Gallery piece are you responding to if any? 
For those interested in responding to specific pieces in Manchester Art Gallery, this is a list of potential sources of inspiration, however you are free to choose any piece, or respond to the issues we are addressing in any way. Possible works to respond to: 

The Sirens by William Etty

The Storm by William Etty

Dressin Gallery 6 (A Highland Romance)

Jane Hamilton,Countess Cathcart with her daughter Janeby by Sir Joshua Reynolds

The Mirror by Walter Sickert

Or visit to see the collection

Closes Sunday 15 February 2015 
If you have questions or are interested in submitting send your information to:

This has also been posted on Arts Council England Arts Jobs

Tuesday, 20 January 2015


To help mark International Women’s Day 2015, we want to collect photographs of women across Manchester telling us about their achievements and why they ride their bikes.

This is an interactive friendly competition open to all women across Greater Manchester –

We want photographs of everyone – so whether you have just learnt to ride; you enjoy occasional riding with family or friends in parks and green places; your bike is your transport; you like to explore the world from the saddle; you enjoy speeding on steaming tarmac; or love bumping about on dirt tracks in the wild forest – we would like your photograph!

No creative photographic experience necessary – it’s the statement and location that’s going to potentially win you some great prizes.

Have a look at the website for plenty more information about how to submit & get started.

Please s p r e a d the word to any networks or individuals you might know who would be interested in getting involved.

Final exhibition, bike party & prize giving to be held after Critical Mass on March 27th at Popup Bikes, Manchester.