Making The Strange Familiar – Film – Launching Wonder Women Festival 2017 at Manchester Art Gallery

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Instigate Arts would like to share this video of our Wonder Women launch last week at Manchester Art Gallery. We feel strongly that not only is it unbelievably important to celebrate the successes, achievements and wonderful things that women around the world do every minute of every day, but also to highlight how much more we all need to do to bring about gender equality in our time. To quote Leymah Gbowee “It’s time for women to stop being politely angry”, and there was nothing polite about any of the artists involved with our launch last week. Their…

Instigate Arts Curates ‘Dolly Mixtures’ at The Royal Exchange 3rd March 2017 – Wonder Women – FREE EVENT

Dolly Mixtures at Royal Exchange Theatre, City Centre, 3 March 2017,  7.30pm to 10pm -FREE EVENT – BOOK HERE A variety showcase of the most cutting edge feminist theatre and performance. From poetry to dance, from theatrical performance to cabaret and much more. Expect to be rattled and roused. But be warned: contents are not sweet! Curated by Instigate Arts. Featuring: Rosie Garland Jane Bradley (For Book’s Sake) Steffanie Elrick Kate Fox (Poet in residence at Quarry Bank Mill) Trish Dee Katherine McDermott

Instigate Arts Curates ‘Making The Strange Familiar’ at Manchester Art Gallery 2nd March 2017 to launch Wonder Women

Launching the 2017 festival, Instigate Arts takes over Manchester Art Gallery for a special one-night-only event called Making The Strange Familiar inspired by the exhibition Strange and Familiar, a portrait of modern Britain as seen through the lens of international photographers and curated by the documentary photographer Martin Parr. This is a one-of-a-kind evening, dedicated to making the invisible visible. The gallery spaces will be handed over to experimental and unsung artists, musicians and performers who will create bold, live-art events in response to the images and what they say about the social, cultural and political identity of women in…

Identity Live at Home – Event Film, Artist Spotlight Footage and Photos.

Completing our curatorial residency at HOME, on the 8th October 2016 6-9pm, we at Instigate Arts took over the main gallery again in HOMEmcr for ‘Identity’ to explore the anxiety between the hand we are dealt in life and and how we let this define us. How does this feed into our fragile sense of self; fuel our fury and flavour the way we fashion ourselves. We explored how our fears and subsequent ambitions form the building blocks upon which we base our fractured identity, and the fraught outward image we so fervently project? What forms our sense of identity, and what do…

Identity at Home mcr – Saturday October 8th 2016

Instigate Arts: Identity Part of: HOMEmcr‘s new Oct – Mar season , Instigate Arts Present Ambition & Identity A one night only, mixed-media pop-up exhibition with performance, noise, film and intervention. As part of their curatorial residency at HOME, Instigate Arts have been examining the hopes and fears that shape our ambition and identity, and questioning the corrupting influences that fuel them. For this one night only exhibition, ‘Identity’ considers the anxiety between the hand we are dealt and the life that we strive for. How does this feed our fragile sense of self; fuel our fury and the flavor the…

“Playful, thought-provoking, intelligent…. People dressed to protest; Coming together”

What IS She Wearing? Thursday 3rd March 2016, Manchester Art Gallery To launch the Wonder Women programme of events and to celebrate International Women’s Day in Manchester, on thursday 3rd March we curated What IS She Wearing? at Manchester Art Gallery. What IS She Wearing brought together some of the most interesting and inspiring independent female artists and creatives for an evening of intersectional feminist art, film, intervention and debate. Through the work itself, the artists and interventions on the night, we explored how women have long used style to speak volumes, to define and own gender, sexulaity and identity on…