The Peter Hodgson Retrospective, with Peter and friends
Artists: Maria Benjamin, Fernando Garcia Dory, Karen Guthrie, Joe Hartley, Tom Philipson, Juneau Projects, Laure Prouvost, An Endless Supply, Graham Taylor, and Heidi Hodgson.
Making, A Life is a touring exhibition that celebrates the lifetime’s work of the Cumbrian folk artist Peter Hodgson (b. 1950). A collaboration between Coniston Institute, Grizedale Arts, Castlefield Gallery, and mima the exhibition brings together over four decades of Hodgson’s diverse output.
Arguably an ‘outsider’ artist, under-represented in the contemporary art world, Hodgson was introduced to the Coniston Institute in 2002 — and has since collaborated and co-produced with a stellar-alumni of Grizedale Arts artists and designers, including with Laure Prouvost on her 2013 Turner Prize winning Wantee installation, an artist he continues to work with today.
In collaborating on the exhibition, Castlefield Gallery is pleased to have introduced artist Joe Hartley to Hodgson’s network. Hartley lives and works in Manchester and is known to many for his own work, in addition to his roles in Makers Dozen and OH OK LTD at PLANT Noma.
Join us on Thursday 7 December from 6pm-8pm to celebrate the public preview of the exhibition, and be among the first to make a purchase from the Making, A Life 'Diffusion Range' (prices from £5).
Making, A Life continues from 8 December 2017 — 4 February 2018* (closed 23 Dec 2017 — 2 Jan 2018)
Castlefield Gallery | Agency is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio, and a Manchester City Council Cultural Partner. Additionally, in July 2016 it secured funding from Arts Council England’s Catalyst: Evolve fund, a new initiative from Arts Council England that aims to support arts organisations to grow private giving and build resilience. Money raised from new sources will be matched by the Arts Council pound for pound via the fund, and over a period of three years up to August 2019.
Thanks also to creativetourist.com, G.F Smith and Fred Aldous for their continued support of our main gallery exhibition programme and Farrow & Ball for supporting Making, A Life.
Artwork: An Endless Supply