Politika Launch // Highlights

Friday 19th September 2014


On Friday night we launched our new exhibition, Politika: Art & the Affairs of the City, in the Engine Room Gallery.  The launch’s music was provided by Mind on Fire, OneFiveEight, Groovement and Endless City.


Located in an old converted mill in Ancoats, the exhibition examines activism and socio-politics by various, international, interventionist artists.

The venue itself was launched with the exhibition and has a symbolic relationship with the presented work given the social history of the area and recent redevelopments.

We were glad to be able to hold our exhibition in this incredible area and engage with its residents in our programme of events.


The launch was a huge success with various members of the local community and artistic community mingling in an evening of art and entertainment.

We’d like to thank everyone who came down and everyone who helped to make this event possible.


The exhibition will run from 19th September – 1st October and is open daily from 10am – 5pm.

With work by:

Peter Kennard (UK)  // Epos257 (CZ) // Jeremy Deller (UK) // Ztohoven (CZ) // Chim-Pom (JP) // VOINA (RU) // Shift//Delete (UK) // Brandalism (UK+) // Francisco Tapia (CHI) // WochenKlausur (AT) // Bill Posters (UK) // Franck Allais (FR) // Leah Borromeo (UK) // Steve Lambert (US) // Robin Hood Minor Asset Management Cooperative (FI) // The Vacuum Cleaner (UK) //  John Beieler (US) // Tracey Moberly (UK) // Lea Redmond (US) // Peter McCaughey (UK) // Ben Parry (UK) // Ed Hall (UK) + citizens of Manchester.


For details of free events running as part of the programme, please check out our Politika Programme page.

Jody Hartley Photography