Creative hub, Blank Media Collective, are planning a series of exhibitions due to take place at three of Manchester and Salford’s finest establishments over the summer.
Sandbar, The Kings Arms and The Salutation Inn have all been chosen to host the Projector Series, which be open for public view from July 26 to September 23.
Blank Media Collective director John Leyland said: “Summer 2012 for Blank Media Collective is about reaching beyond our four white walls and beaming our vision directly into spaces that foster Manchester’s creative community.”
To mark the Projector series’ inaugural summer, Blank Media Collective are hosting three events: the series launch in July, a film screening event in August and an artist’s intervention in September.
The free launch event, Projector I, will see a live art performance at The Salutation Inn on July 26.
Hayley Garner, from urban art supply shop Dirty Work, will be holding an interactive graffiti mural workshop for anyone who fancies trying their hand at some urban street art.
Visitors will be encouraged to get involved and learn to spray on one dedicated external wall of The Salutation Inn.
Meanwhile, Kev Munday, who amazingly has showcased his work across five continents, will be transforming the outside space with his unique urban designs in a four-hour live art performance.
Kev Munday’s creations have featured in dozens of publications including The Independent, Front, The Evening Standard and Vice.
Visitors will not only be able to celebrate the launch of the BMC Projector series, but will be part of the creation of the art taking place before their eyes on the night.
August’s mid-season event Projector II takes place at popular student hangout Sandbar, long-established as a favourite among creatives, students, academics and locals alike.
This free event will feature video installations from artists Jessica Ball, Matt Smith and a collaborative work entitled ‘All Together/All Alone’, by Stephanie Imbeau, David Foggo, Stuart Jones and John Maclean.
Jessica Ball’s work defies storyline and instead uses hypnotic visuals to lure the viewer into worlds of unfulfilled desire, stark landscapes and awkward situations.
Matt Smith’s beswitching video based media, ’AllTogether/All Alone’, is a tongue-in-cheek observation of celebration, coming together, and the eventual reality of going one’s own way.
Rounding of the series will be Projector III at The Kings Arms on September 6.
Salford based Installation artist, Greg Thomas, will transform the Kings Arms from a pub into a confrontational and ‘unsettling’ artistic space.
This event will not only celebrate Greg’s work, but will also round off an amazing summer of Projector series exhibitions and events.
All exhibitions are free. For more information visit www.blankmediacollective.org