Profiles

Visual arts organisations and projects in the North West region.

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The Chapel

Description: Run by a group of friends with the help of many more we are turning this 17th century church, that has been empty and neglected for years, into a socail hub for the local community. We organise music events of varying styles, hold exhibitions, run a cafe and rent the space out to those who we like, the place changes like a chameleon. We are always looking for help and ideas and are very open and friendly to all.…

The Citadel Arts Centre

Description: Situated in the heart of St Helens town centre The Citadel is the only arts venue in St Helens and the main arts provider within the borough. The Citadel is an inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts centre, which promotes and provides access to the arts and strives to be a flagship for creativity and artistic excellence. Contributing to and enhancing the cultural life of St Helens borough and the surrounding districts. The venue has a reputation as a live music establishment; but also prov…

The End is NEAR

Description: The End is NEAR. We are a collective group of artists working across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Based primarily in the North West our number of artists, musicians and writers constantly grows and dissolves as the human interest in the inevitable end similarly rises and dips. As a group our own ideas of apocalypse are broad and transitory, often in our pursuit of unveiling the truth we get sidetracked by new shiny things or buying trainers, but at the end of it all we may be able to th…

The Garage Project

Description: Richard H. Alderson and Bethany R. Gray are both recent graduates from The Manchester School of Art, making contemporary works in Macclesfield, Cheshire. After graduating Bethany turned the family garage into a painting studio. The Garage will hopefully become more than just a studio, an exhibition space where other early career artists can display their work. The concept of The Garage is born from the feeling of isolation and confusion that we as artists faced post-university. Our hope is …