Standard Art exhibition is having it’s official opening tonight at 6 pm as part of the Manifest Arts festival 30+ Events 250+ Artists at 10 studios, come down and join in it’s going to be a huge event, almost as big as my cardboard 12ft x 12ft’ drone, which will streaming the event live on FB at 6:30pm



Manifest Arts Festival is an artist-curated biennial festival giving visitors an insight into the wide-ranging contemporary art being produced in the North West region.
30+ Events
250+ Artists
10 Studios



This is whats happening in Bolton. For more info about the festival go to



The exhibition explores to what extent the gallery format can deliver reactionary observations whilst simultaneously taking the long view. It poses the question, ‘What is the place of the artist, is it to intervene or observe?’

Including artworks by Marc Heaton, Denis Whiteside, Alison Timmins, Andy Smith, who also proposed and curated the exhibition with invited guest artists, Liam Ainscough, Rob Gittins, John Wineyard, Jane Lawson and Paderborn, German artists Elmar Brinkmöller and Martin Veit.

The exhibition results in a spectrum of bold and oblique responses to the relentless struggle for power.



Preview Thursday 6th July 6-9pm

24th June – 6th August 2017
Open Thursday to Sunday 11am – 5pm

The Market Place
United Kingdom




In Visible Lines

Part of Manifest Arts Extras

For the first time ever, Scaffold Gallery presents a collection of pre-existing works, with the exhibition In Visible Lines. 

The show has no theme, no concept. Instead, Scaffold has invited artists to submit a piece made within the last year they have not yet exhibited. 

Once the show is installed, the artists will engage in a private seminar, where they will take part in conversations to try and find hidden links and conceptual connections between the various works. 

The results of these conversations will form the context for the exhibition and be presented amongst the works in a new interpretation of the ‘group-show’ format. 

Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces Bolton, in creative partnership with neo:artists.


Preview Thursday 6th July 6-9pm

8th and 9th 11-3pm
Unit Q
The Market Place



Project 22

The Gallery is pleased to present an ambitious new project by local artist John Bentley.

This exciting photography project began earlier this year with aim to capture 2222 portraits of people that live, work, or play, in and around Bolton.

After months of hard work, meeting an array of wonderful individuals, John will present over 222 of these stunning portraits in an exhibition cascading through the gallery and residency space.  Through his work John aims to  ‘capture a moment and capture your heart’.

The exhibition will launch as part of #ManifestArts17 Bolton weekend, which sees a number of arts venues open their doors across the town.



Preview Thursday 6th July 6-8pm

7th July 9-5pm & 8th July 10-2pm
Open Monday – Friday 9-5pm until 1st September 2017

The Gallery St Georges House
2 St. George’s Road