Featuring seven acclaimed artists spanning two cities, the arrestingly absurd new exhibition WE MAKE MISTAKES celebrates the poetic humanity at the core of our continued collective failures at The White Hotel on Mon 2 Oct.

Bringing together a talented group of creatives from Manchester and Birmingham (Digberth Art Space), WE MAKE MISTAKES showcases mesmerically insightful artwork which is ‘coloured by the courage to make mistakes’ while celebrating the near-euphoric optimism of our shared reality – an ongoing journey through uncharted territory in which we are free to explore, err and discover ourselves through constant trial and unbowed venture.

Billed as a ‘dream arcade of surreal grandeur’, the exhibition opens with a launch party from 6pm to 9pm, before opening to the public from Tue 3 to Thu 5 Oct between 4.30 and 9.30pm.

The Magnificent 7:

Vaseem Bhatti – Manchester – makes mistakes by creating fictive installations and psychological environments from sifting through the debris of modern life.

Thomas Bradley – Manchester – makes mistakes by using a BIC biro to balance the demands of reality and fantasy with his portraits and crowd scenes which are frightening and beautiful all at once.

Michael Clarke – Birmingham – makes mistakes by painting sacred and seductive visions of British Colonialism, his African heritage and a past he never knew.

Priscilla Coleman – Manchester – makes mistakes by sketching criminals – and the not-so-criminal – with her infamous courtroom drawings spanning four decades of notorious trials, from Fred and Rose West to Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

George Cox – Birmingham – makes mistakes by taking you places with his illustrative vistas imbued with graphic wit and flair and blossoming colour.

Imogen Morris – Birmingham – makes mistakes by reimagining portrait art as an elaborate 3-D map of nails, wire and detailed drawing that hits like a drone strike.

Neil Robbins – Manchester – makes mistakes by losing himself in colour, sensation and memory with his abstract art, which is by turns mystical, scientific and psychological.

Entry to both the launch party and the exhibition is free. Click here to book your visit.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Mon 2 Oct - Thu 5 Oct, 4.30pm, The White Hotel,
Dickinson Street, Salford, M3 7LW
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Mon 18 Sep 2023