we have no funding from the council, lottery or
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The Old Rope Gallery is a not for profit, volunteer ran project located in the Antwerp Mansion Ballroom. We offer a large (1500 sq ft), open unique space that can be utilised in a number of ways whilst still retaining its original features. Whilst still providing the opportunity for complete transformation, enabling artists numerous ways in which to use the space.
Running for over two years, The Old Rope Gallery is already extremely popular within the artistic community, providing established and new artists a place to showcase and produce. We have worked with a host of local independent artists and fashion designers, as well as closely working with Manchester Metropolitan University over a number of different courses including Sculpture, Paint and Printmaking, Photography, and Film Events. Our aim is to use the space in a positive way, by helping people showcase, gain exposure and make creative contacts.
The gallery is housed within an early Victorian gothic bohemian mansion built in 1840, having lived many lives as a private residence, Belgian Consul- unit, and a private club. In 2009 Antwerp House received a new lease of life, and now commands a truly remarkable cult status as a music and arts venue, gaining a great amount of grass roots creative support and has become home to much of the new musical and artistic talent of Manchester. Re-named Antwerp Mansion by the musicians and artists themselves, the space has been and continues to be slowly restored by a large group of volunteers, who wish to create a creative hub for creative people, by creative people.
Past exhibitions include:
X-pose Yourself Fashion Show
53 Degrees North
Keep It Bright Fashion Show
Video Jam 1 & 2
Green Peace Charity Film Show
Manchester Metropolitan University:
Sculpture, Painting, Photography and Fashion Shows
University of Salford Photography Show
Broken Toy Company
Artists are welcome to display individual pieces or small collections anywhere within the Mansion.
The upstairs Ballroom is available to rent at a rate of £100 per day/night, however do not dismay if you can't afford it, we accept donations of musical equipment, tools, time, artwork and anything else that might help us with the project.
YOU CAN SELL YOUR WORK COMMISSION FREE.
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