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Cornerhouse

Cornerhouse provides cutting-edge international programmes of contemporary visual culture. The organisation delivers visual arts, new media, cinema, and outreach and education programmes, and is England’s main visual arts publications distribution agency. Our investment is towards a contemporary visual arts programme that debates current practice and artform; to provide international scope to a programme of exhibitions, education and audience development and events; and to begin a new capital development programme.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £870,000
  • 2013-2014: £935,000
  • 2014-2015: £1,028,775

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Virgin with a Memory: Intro from artist Sophia Al-Maria

Artist, filmmaker and writer Sophia Al-Maria presents a newly commissioned body of work for her first major exhibition, Virgin with a Memory. Here she introduces the show and the themes explored within it... Virgin with a Memory runs in Gallery 3 until Sun 2 November 2014 http://bit.ly/1pX3Un2

Dirty Squirt: Art Party 2014

Cake and paint alert people! As part of our Art Party last month lots of you donned your overalls and ventured into our specially constructed white room to stage your own Dirty Protest (2014) or got creative with our mass cake construction Squirtapalooza (2014) led by Home Sweet Home’s head pastry chef, Charlotte O’Toole. Lots of colourful creative fun was had by all. Take a look...

Dirty Protest timelapse: Art Party 2014

Lots of you donned your overalls and ventured into our specially constructed white room to stage your own Dirty Protest (2014) as part of our Art Party last week. With an array of rainbow hued paints, including an entire fluorescent spectrum to choose from we captured the creative shenanigans in this little timelapse video... Music credit: http://incompetech.com Kevin MacLeod

Ken Loach - Jimmy's Hall Q&A, Cornerhouse Manchester, May 2014

Ken Loach discusses creativity within the class system at our recent screening of his latest feature, Jimmy's Hall...

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Art Party Official Trailer

Released on Thursday 21 August 2014 In 2011, artist Patrick Brill (known creatively as Bob and Roberta Smith) made waves in the art world with a letter to Michael Gove, an oversized painted-word response to the Education Secretary's proposed eradication of art from the British school syllabus. In his feature film Art Party, Smith builds on his 2011 protest with a mix of performance, interviews and imagined scenes, en route to the 2013 Art Party Conference, where he and other speakers championed the importance of art and its place in the education system. Part documentary, part road movie and part political fantasy, Art Party ultimately asks "how do you tell one man he's got it wrong?" #ArtParty2014 http://www.cornerhouse.org/artparty

The Two Faces of January Q&A

Last week we were pleased to welcome actor Viggo Mortensen and director Hossein Amini for our special advance preview of The Two Faces of January. Here's a quick taster for those that missed out on the sold out event. The Two Faces of January goes on general release from today http://bit.ly/1nylaPZ

Better The Rebel You Know: Intro from artist Clifford Owens

Shown in the UK for the first time, Clifford Owens's work explores the intersection of photography, video, text and performance. Here Clifford introduces you to it in our galleries. Clifford Owens: Better The Rebel You Know runs at Cornerhouse until Sun 17 Aug http://bit.ly/1m74bH8 Music credit: Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/

Trailer - Clifford Owens: Better the Rebel You Know

Watch the trailer for Clifford Owens's exhibition, Better the Rebel You Know. The exhibition shows in our galleries from Sat 10 May - Sun 17 Aug 2014. http://bit.ly/1e89zlb

¡Viva! 2014 promo

¡Viva! has turned the grand old age of 20! For this landmark edition of our annual film fiesta, we've selected the cream of new filmmaking from across Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America including Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba and Peru. The festival runs from Fri 7 - Sun 23 March. For more information on the programme visit www.vivafilmfestival.com Music credit: Kevin MacLeod www.incompetech.com

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? Eggs Collective performance

Our screening of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? earlier this year featured a specially commissioned live performance from Manchester's all-female cabaret-quartet Eggs Collective. Here's a little taster if you missed it...

Hiker Meat: Intro from artist Jamie Shovlin

An exploitation film that never actually existed is at the heart of our exhibition Hiker Meat. We hear from artist Jamie Shovlin to gain a further understanding into the show... Music credit: Euan Rodgers Photo credit: We Are Tape Hiker Meat runs in Galleries 1, 2 & 3 until Mon 21 April http://bit.ly/1aJm83Q

Jamie Shovlin: Hiker Meat - Exhibition Trailer

Watch the trailer for Jamie Shovlin's exhibition Hiker Meat, opening at Cornerhouse in January 2014. http://bit.ly/1aJm83Q

Double Indemnity: In Conversation with Ming Wong

We talk to artist Ming Wong about his newly commissioned work After Chinatown being exhibited in Gallery 3 as part of our current exhibition Double Indemnity. http://www.cornerhouse.org/double-indemnity http://www.mingwong.org/

Double Indemnity: In conversation with Anicka Yi

Artist Anicka Yi talks about her newly commissioned installation Mutual Gaze in Gallery 3. The piece is part of our current exhibition Double Indemnity.

Rough Cut Teaser - 10

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the tenth teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 9

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the ninth teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 8

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the eighth teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 7

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the seventh teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 6

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the sixth teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 5

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the fifth teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 4

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch this teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 3

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the third teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 2

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the second teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 1

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the first teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut (Trailer)

How do you remake a film that never existed? A documentary about a film that never was, Rough Cut by London-based artist Jamie Shovlin explores the making of a 1970s exploitation film, Hiker Meat; an imaginary concept by fictitious Italian director Jesus Rinzoli. This film-within-a-film operates as both affectionate homage to and academic deconstruction of the exploitation genre, creating a Frankenstein-esque cut-and-paste of the era's concerns and fascinations, emphasising the archetypes and mythologies of this often critically maligned period of filmmaking. Principal photography for Rough Cut took place in the English Lake District over an intense shoot that pulled together not one but two alternate casts for both live action and dubbed sequences, a motorcade of vintage US vehicles, pyrotechnics, gallons of latex and something monstrous in the woodshed. Key recreated sections are contrasted with on-set footage and with details of the development of the soundtrack, storyboards, design and models, combining to form a feature-length work that Shovlin describes as a 'metamentary', stripping back the making, unmaking and remaking of both the film and the idea, as a kind of ode to the power of imagination. Rough Cut is a co-commission between Cornerhouse Artist Film and TIFF: Toronto International Film Festival. Rough Cut goes on general release Fri 6 Dec 2013. Rough Cut / Dir Jamie Shovlin / Great Britain / 2013 / 86mins / In English / Cert TBA Director: Jamie Shovlin Writer: Mike Harte Producer: Bren O'Callaghan Assistant Producer: Marisa Draper Executive Producer: Sarah Perks Director of Photography: John Grey Composer: Euan Rodger Produced and Distributed by: Cornerhouse Artist Film

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