Ancoats - Sunsets and Swimsuits

Ancoats - Sunsets and Swimsuits

10 Sep - 20 Sep

Ancoats regeneration continues as a new Gallery for Contemporary Art opens its doors in iconic ‘CHIPS’ development this September with an exhibition of photographs by local artist Lee Baxter.

Lee has a special connection with the area as he has made it his home, taking photographs of the goings on outside his apartment. This photographic exhibition of images taken over a 15 month period observes life and industrial landscapes around the ‘Ancoats Riviera’, capturing the regeneration, the flora & fauna, skylines, sunsets & local wildlife (feathered and human).

“Screaming Gander chose Lee’s photographs for its inaugural launch as it seemed the obvious choice to officially open the gallery with an exhibition that shows off this exciting and changing area of Manchester that we are in”, said gallery owner Ian Rayer-Smith.

Opening a new art gallery in Manchester seemed the perfect step to take. Manchester is booming, there has been a huge amount of investment in the city and in the arts, and it is set to become a credible alternative to London with international importance. With the redevelopment of the Whitworth Gallery, the opening of Home and the announcement of the new Factory development in the old Granada studios site. This will help Manchester to retain and attract artistic talent nationally and internationally and build on that reputation.