Castlefield Gallery is a gallery and resource for contemporary visual artists and their work. Since its founding by Manchester Artists Studio Association (MASA) in 1984, the gallery has been at the forefront of supporting artists and emergent art practices in the UK. Castlefield Gallery is an essential part of the visual arts community in Manchester and the North West, maintaining close relationships with studio groups and artist-led initiatives.
Castlefield Gallery plays a strategic role in the development of contemporary visual art. It does so by supporting the professional careers of artists and curators through research, production, presentation and interpretation. Its main strands of work are - a) an exhibition and events programme, b) Project Space, a professional development scheme, and c) PureScreen, a platform for artists’ film and video. It engages with new audiences by working with regional, national and international partners.
Castlefield Gallery is a member of media arts network [ma-net]. Click on their logo for more information on the network.
The gallery re-located to its current purpose-built premises (designed by Manchester based architects ARCA) in April 2002. This was made possible by an Arts Council England Lottery Award, plus generous support from Crosby Homes North West Ltd, Linn Products and Arts Council England, North West. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of Habitat, GBM and The Circle Club during this period. The gallery has full disabled access, with lift and toilet facilities.
Large print versions of all publicity and interpretational materials are available. Induction loop and sign language facilities are available on request for all gallery talks, seminars and events. Please contact us if you have any special requirements or requests regarding access or educational activities and we will do our best to help.