What We Do
Scaffold Gallery exists without a fixed space, there is no physical gallery. Instead we move around, using other spaces to hold one-off, pop-up exhibitions.
We create exhibitions in order to give emerging artists interesting exhibition opportunities with our unique "concept" exhibitions, shows with strong themes to which the artists directly respond with new works.
We aim to be a support structure, a facilitator and a promoter for artists, and also to be an open system that anyone can use. We organise exhibitions with ourselves, often putting out open calls for artists to respond to, but we also support other curators and artists in creating their own exhibitions. If you are interested in working with us to get a project going, get in contact.
1. Exhibitions should always feature new work made in response to the concept of the show, rather than taking pre-existing works and applying them to new shows. We believe this gives the artists more control over the perception of their work, and creates more cohesive exhibitions.
2. Our main aim is to support artists, giving them the opportunities to exhibit. We have already worked with over 90 artists and given them that invaluable chance to show off their work in the context of innovative exhibitions.
3. As well as producing exhibitions, we are promoters of artists. We aim to raise the profile of talented artists, and the better we raise our own profile the better we can promote artists.
4. Scaffold Gallery is a network as much as it is a gallery. We run monthly Synergy Sessions, which provides artists in Manchester the opportunity to expand their peer network, and develop ideas through critical (and not overly formal) dialogue. We are always open to the idea of collaborating with artists, curators, and other arts organisations. If you would like to discuss something, get in touch.
Who We Are
Laura Hopkinson: Director of Culture
Laura Weaver: Director of Innovation
Will Marshall: Chief Visionary Officer
Adam Ralph (Japan Office): Chief Intelligence Baron