What We Do
Scaffold Gallery exists without a permanent space. For each show we take over a new space, producing short-term exhibitions.
Artists, selected for exhibitions through regular open calls, are asked to produce new work in direct response to a specific theme or brief set by us.
More than just a curatorial platform, we aim to be a support structure, a facilitator, and a promoter for artists. If you are interested in working with us to get a project going, get in contact, or come along to our monthly Synergy Sessions, a casual crit style event over a few drinks.
- We always choose artists, rather than works, and ask them to produce new work made in response to the concept of the show. We believe this gives the artists more control over the perception of their work, and creates more cohesive exhibitions.
- Our main aim is to support artists, giving them the opportunities to exhibit. We have already worked with over 100 artists and given them that invaluable chance to show off their work in the context of hopefully innovative and thought-provoking exhibitions.
- 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.
- Scaffold Gallery is a network as much as it is a gallery. We run monthly Synergy Sessions, which provides artists in and around 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
We are run by a small team in Manchester, UK.
Laura Hopkinson: Director of Culture
Laura Weaver: Director of Innovation
Will Marshall: Chief Visionary Officer
Adam Ralph: Chief Intelligence Baron