Beyond Merely Assembling | Image courtesy: Mark Devereux

Beyond Merely Assembling

Launching in November 2013, Projects: Manchester was a new pop-up space dedicated to nurturing and developing the work of emerging artists. Responding to the current ecology and Mark Devereux Projects’ ongoing ambition to help nurture the best up and coming talent, we were excited to offer creatives a new test space. Emphasising Manchester’s reputation for its support to early-career artists, the space will be available to trial new ideas.


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Projects: Manchester

Federation House
Federation Street
Manchester, M60 0AF

Taking residence in one of the eight floors of former office space at the Co-Operative’s major Federation House in central Manchester and as part of Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces initiative, the venue offered artists the opportunity to showcase, develop and experiment.

To launch Projects: Manchester, Mark Devereux Projects showcased the work of twelve of the organisation’s associate members responding to the title ‘Beyond Merely Assembling’. With works considering the way in which we respond to the environment around us, the spaces we occupy and how we often try to make-do with what we have, the exhibition includes the mediums of installation, painting, sculpture, video and performance.

Selected by Kerry Harker (Director The Tetley, Leeds), Gill Park (Director Pavilion, Leeds), Tony Charles (Director Platform-A, Middlesbrough) and Mark Devereux, each artist was given dedicated one-to-one developmental and critical support from Mark Devereux Projects, helping to nurture their ongoing careers.

Beyond Merely Assembling featured the work of; Bettina Amtag, Tom Beesley, David Bethell, Phoebe Eustance, Charles Gershom, Aylwin Greenwood-Lambert, Mark Houghton, Katrien van Liefferinge, Kit Mead, Darren Nixon and Zervou-Kerruish.