Past Events & Exhibitions


Bureau works internationally with represented and invited artists at varying career stages to provide a platform and context for dynamic and innovative contemporary visual practice. The gallery premieres and commissions new work across a variety of media and presentation formats, both on and off site. Bureau’s exhibition programme is complemented by screenings, talks and performance events, alongside international collaborations, exchange and residency projects. The gallery further supports artists’ practice through publishing initiatives, and participation in art fairs.

The archive below lists all previous exhibitions and events.


Events & Exhibitions

NEWS: CVAN NW Exhibitions / Modern History Vol. II and Vol. III

Details of Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW) exhibitions 'Modern History Vol. II' (The Atkinson, Southport) and 'Modern History Vol. III' (Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre), guest curated by Lynda Morris (EAST, University of Norwich), with Sophia Crilly (Bureau) will be announced soon...
01 July 2015 to 21 November 2015

OFFSITE / COMMISSION: New work by Mary Griffiths completed for the National Graphene Institute, Manchester

Mary Griffiths' permanent wall drawing commission has been completed for The University of Manchester's new National Graphene Institute...
15 June 2015 to 31 December 2015

Open Call // Bursary opportunity for Writers...
01 February 2015 to 23 February 2015

Still Further // Mary Griffiths

Bureau is pleased to announce 'Still Further', Mary Griffiths solo exhibition of new works, at 3 Hardman Square. Griffiths is known for making black drawings: abstract architectural notations and spatialities inscribed (scratched singly and uniquely over many weeks, using basic hand tools) upon dense, burnished layers of graphite...
01 December 2014 to 07 March 2015

ART FAIR // The Manchester Contemporary

Bureau is pleased to announce the gallery's participation in the invitational art fair 'The Manchester Contemporary'. Bureau will be exhibiting new works by artists Noel Clueit, Ray Martin, Assunta Ruocco, and Evangelia Spiliopoulou.
25 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Towards Monumental Sculpture // Noel Clueit

Bureau is pleased to present Noel Clueit's solo exhibition, 'Towards Monumental Sculpture', featuring a new large-scale, site-specific commission made in response to the space at 3 Hardman Square...
05 September 2014 to 31 October 2014

OFFSITE - TOURING EXHIBITION: Compression // Robin Megannity // at The Studios

Robin Megannity's solo exhibition of paintings, 'Compression', is touring from Bureau to The Studios Gallery...
04 July 2014 to 25 July 2014

Angle Shades // Jacob Cartwright

Jacob Cartwright's solo exhibition 'Angle Shades' features a trilogy of films and new paintings that explore our relationship to the natural world, juxtaposed with a wry humour and framed by the cinematic.
09 June 2014 to 22 August 2014

Post Every Thing // Ray Martin, Aaron Rawcliffe, Jordan Smith, Karolina Zglobicka

"Exploring our world though visual language and interpretation. Working without barriers and not conceding to the Ism after abstraction. A world where Google is god and the human is a slave to the cogs and machines, a post human world, questions answered with a click of a button, a swipe of a screen. Post culture."
16 May 2014 to 30 May 2014

OFFSITE: In Conversation // Touchstones Rochdale

'In Conversation', at Touchstones Rochdale, is an exhibition of new and previously unseen works in drawing, film, print, and painting. Curated by Sophia Crilly, the exhibition features works by Jacob Cartwright, Daniel Fogarty, Mary Griffiths, Mark Kennard, Tim Machin, Assunta Ruocco, and Evangelia Spiliopoulou...
05 April 2014 to 14 June 2014