Thu 24 Nov 2011
From 18:00 onwards
A social shindig for anyone who loves art, likes art, hates art or makes art! Come along and join in the conversation.
During the evening we have plenty going on throughout the building…
We’ll be launching Sketch-O-Matic, our full size live art photo booth situated in our busy café-bar. Unlike your usual photo booth a tiny fully equipped artist’s studio will replace the machinery. You, the public, are invited to sit inside (as if for a photograph) and make a donation to the artist through a slot for a self- portrait. Wait five minutes (give or take) and the image will appear. It may be a pencil drawing, doodle, cartoon, collage or even word-poem. Take it, frame it, consider it. Now you are both patron and muse!
We’re proud to welcome roving photographers Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale for the launch of their third book in their bestselling Is Britain Great? series. Is Britain Great? 3 is published by Cornerhouse and contains poignant observations from The Caravan Gallery’s burgeoning archive. To celebrate their new book, Jan and Chris will be doing an exclusive presentation on their work followed by a book signing in our Annexe space. More info can be found here.
Cornerhouse Projects presents a specially curated selection of artwork from Suite Studios, Salford. Participating artists are: Andrew Bracey, Jonathan Carson and Rosie Miller, Julie Cassels, Fiona Donald, Lesley Halliwell and Susie MacMurray. Join us in the bar for an informal launch of the exhibition and possibly purchase an affordable Christmas gift for the art lover in your life.
And last but by no means least the vintage Tony Hancock comedy The Rebel will be screening during the evening in one of our cinemas. The film remains a cutting spoof of contemporary art practice so why not take this rare opportunity to see it on the big screen.