A large-scale art event entitled Subi takes over three city centre venues this September. Subi is a Korean word relating to the purification of clay; unsurprisingly, the programme features artists from Korea (and the UK) who work with or are inspired by ceramics. The event builds upon a series of international artist exchange residencies and takes place at Castlefield, Manchester Craft and Design Centre and Manchester Art Gallery. At Castlefield, the show brings together a diverse group of artists, product designers, and makers. This collection features traditional ceramics alongside experimental works which explore the use of clay in different media. Manchester Craft and Design Centre present the first solo exhibition from Eunmi Kim. Entitled A Journey Home, the exhibition explores the deliberate imperfection, asymmetry, and emptiness which have long been important aspects of traditional Korean ceramic works. Manchester Art Gallery is exhibiting a collection of Asian ceramic works, including a 500-year-old dragon vase.
Fri 14 Sep – Sun 4 Nov, Castlefield Gallery/ Manchester Craft and Design Centre/ Manchester Art Gallery, opening times vary, FREE, www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk
Published on: Thu 18 Oct 2018