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.