Castlefield Gallery has revealed details of Obstructions – their latest exhibition set to open this Winter. Based on historical ideas of artists using self-imposed restrictions to challenge themselves and their work, Obstructions will showcase pieces of art that have been remade by their respective artists, three of which are Salford scholars Tara Collette, Heather Bell, and Alena Ruth Donely.

Earlier this year, the fifteen artists showcased – which includes members of Manchester School of Art Mentoring programme and Castlefield Gallery’s bOlder programme – were invited to take part in the exhibition and asked to remake a piece of their work following an ‘obstruction’ given by another artist. Each ‘obstruction’ varied; some were lengthy requests full of specifics, while others were simple yet equally challenging, like telling the artist they cannot use paintbrushes or requiring them to tell a certain story.

The resulting artworks have gone beyond usual expectations, created by two distinct generations of makers – with all artists being either under 30 or over 50 years of age. Obstructions can be viewed in the gallery from Sunday 22 November until Sunday 17 January – and it may even inspire you to challenge yourself. Find out more about Obstructions and its participating artists by visiting the Castlefield Gallery website below.

Sun 22 Nov - Sun 17 Jan, Castlefield Gallery,
2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB
, Free, Noon - 5.30pm (Wed - Sun)
Olivia Handley
Published on:
Sat 24 Oct 2020