Open Table no 1:
Bryony Dawson & Elysia Lukoszevieze

A colour-printed towel hangs over a ledge painted white on the top and tan on the side.

Detail from Garth Gratrix, ‘Shy Girl, Comfy Jeans, Gobstopper, Nice Tan’, 2022. Photo: Jules Lister.

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A short collaborative publication, the first in a series of Open Table events at Castlefield Gallery; evenings of conversation that explore selected exhibitions from the 2022/23 programme.

For this inaugural event, Associate Member Bryony Dawson was selected from an open call to develop a text-based response to the exhibition PIVOT: Editions (27 May — 4 September 2022), alongside invited writer/curator Elysia Lukoszevieze. The exhibition features affordable editioned work by five artists based across the North West: Pat Flynn, Garth Gratrix, Bridget O’Gorman, Salma Noor and Chester Tenneson (part of a new scheme delivered in partnership by Castlefield Gallery and the Bluecoat which includes bespoke mentoring and skills development for mid-career artists).

The events are curated by Laura Mansfield and texts published as pdfs in collaboration with Corridor8 and designer Ashleigh Armitage, marking the start of a two-year collaboration. Commissions and publications are supported as part of a collaborative bursary programme.