still life after the office resized

Since Christmas Val Murray and Lynn Pilling (Tea) have been using a space on the second floor of Federation House on Balloon Street in Manchester as a playful, evolving installation. Currently the building is being used as artists’ studios and exhibition spaces in a period of transition between its past uses as a Coop drapery warehouse and offices and its potential future as apartments. The work explores these changing identities within the space itself. You are invited to view “Place Processing: Still Life After The Office” and join Val and Lynn for tea and cakes on Thursday 13th March 6.00-9.00.

All eight floors of Federation House are occupied by artists under the Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces Scheme and will be open for a special viewing event that evening. Speakers include Maria Balshaw (Director Manchester Art Gallery and The Whitworth and Manchester City Council’s Strategic Lead for Culture), Alison Clarke-Jenkins (Director Combined Arts and North, Arts Council) and others.