Friday, 13 July 2012

Artist Talk - Chroma: Liz West in conversation with Barney Doodlebug

Artist Talk - Chroma: Liz West in conversation with Barney Doodlebug

Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30pm at BLANKSPACE, 43 Hulme Street, Manchester.

You are invited to this In_Tuition special, as artist Liz West talks In Conversation with Barney Doodlebug. Exploring the themes of her work and practice, this is an opportunity to pose your own questions and find out more about what inspires Liz.

The talk is free to attend and no prior booking is required. BLANKSPACE will re-open at 6pm for attendees to view the exhibition prior to the talk.

A drinks bar will be available supported by Sandbar, Manchester.

For further information about the talk and Chroma: Liz West please visit

Saturday, 7 July 2012

'Games People Play' Exhibition at Nolias Gallery, London

This new exhibition is a playful nod to any games from the Olympics, to the Euros, Wimbledon to board games, toys to political or mind games. The artists have responded to this theme to create a concoction of playful artworks that cavort with your senses and play with your mind…. 

Nicola Anthony | Paula MacArthur | Irene Bakundukize |  Nolia Devlin | Eldi Dundee | Hope Dundee  | Fan Chiao Ling | Leyla  Folwell | Enver Gursev | Beth Hardman | Het | Tracy Howl | Matt Hardman | Bruno Jamaica | Alexis Johnson | Sanita Kaur | Denia Kaz | Neil Kelly | Morwenna Lake | Maciej Markowicz | Valeriya N-Georg | Chris Parry | Glyn Powell | Ruth Solomons | Liz West

Curated by Gillian Best Powell

Private View: Tuesday, 10 July 2012: 5pm  - 9pm.
Opening hours: 12 - 6pm, Wed - Fri, Sat 12 - 4pm

60 Great Suffolk, London SE1 OBL.  Nearest tube: Southwark Station on the Jubilee line (near Tate Modern), between Waterloo and London Bridge 

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Chroma: Liz West | Preview this Thursday (5 July), 6-9pm

Visitors to BLANKSPACE gallery in Manchester will be able to add a splash of colour to their lives when a new, special exhibition opens this July for one month only.

Running from Friday 6 July until Sunday 29 July, Chroma will be Manchester artist Liz West’s first major solo exhibition, celebrating her ambitious new work.

Liz began accumulating coloured objects from the age of seven when she started collecting bottles of bright nail varnish and arranging them in the order of the spectrum on her bedroom windowsill. So began an obsession, which over the last twenty years has seen Liz collect a huge variety of purely coloured objects.

Amongst the work on show at BLANKSPACE gallery off Oxford Road, a horizontal form cuts through four rooms interacting with colour, light and space. Opposite, an opening in the fabric of the space affords the viewer a glimpse into a chamber of infinite objects.

Artist Liz West said:
“I am thrilled about my solo exhibition taking place at BLANKSPACE gallery, as I am now at a point in my artistic career where I feel eager and ready to develop more ambitious, large scale work.”

Following Liz’s successful group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Northern Futures Awards 2010 (People’s Choice Winner) and the Celeste Art Prize (New York), she has now received an Arts Council England award to support Chroma, allowing brand new work to be brought into reality.

Blank Media Collective Lead Curator, Kate Charlton said:
“Chroma will be a great start to the summer as this playful and colourful exhibition transforms BLANKSPACE like never before. Whether you are trained in the visual arts or just know what you like, this free exhibition is sure to trigger the imagination.”

Chroma is curated by Blank Media Collective and is kindly supported by Arts Council England, ASK Developments, Sandbar and Full Circle Arts. Admission to the exhibition will be free. Accompanying the exhibition will be a limited edition exhibition catalogue.

For further information about BLANKSPACE gallery visit the website at To catch more of Liz West’s work be sure to check out her website at and follow Liz and Chroma on Twitter: #ChromaExhibition & @LizWest_Art.