Maria Walker Textile Artist at Purple

The second artist we are announcing for our Purple night is textile artist Maria Walker. Maria is currently studying for her MA at Chester University, she will be creating an installation which comments on the subversion of the use of the colour purple and mass consumption in the fashion industry generally. To get a feel for what Maria’s work entails please take a look at her website, blog and Facebook presence.

Recently Maria has been collaborating with the poet Angela Topping. The result of the collaboration, which is a combination of poetry and textile based art, was exhibited at the Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn, in 2011 and us currently being exhibited at the VAC Gallery in Northwich (until 15th March). It will then move to Sale Waterside Arts Centre in May until September.

It will be superb to see what Maria brings to our night, we haven’t engaged with a textile artist like Maria before so we don’t know quite what to expect!!!

maria walker


Rosanne Robertson to guest at white night

We are announcing yet another superb guest artist to White:Rosanne Robertson.

Rosanne Robertson is an artist often using action and sound.

Robertson was recently selected as an emerging live artist and provocateur of Manchester by Doodlebug for Dazed and Confused.

“For me Rosanne’s very much a ‘doodlebug’, that is to say, a provocateur who tirelessly works across all platforms, creating work by any medium necessary and who works beneath the skin,” – Michael Anthony Barnes-Wynters (aka Doodlebug).

You can find out more about Rosanne through her website, and her latest project, The Penthouse, A new artist’s space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. A place for making, doing, sharing and showing.

Guest Artist Sandra Bouguerch Performing at White

Sandra Bouguerch is an interdisciplinary artist exploring her ongoing enquiry into the Notion of Self. Her practice incorporates an array of media such as installation, photography, sound, performance, video and text through which she creates atmospheres for the viewers to experience.

After gaining a first class degree in Fine Art in 2012 Sandra was chosen to be included in three open submission exhibitions, which were the Neo:artprize, Neo:printprize and 53 Degrees North. Sandra has been selected by Hive in their forthcoming 2012 Graduates’ show entitled ‘3 Degrees North’. She was also part of the Fringe and a member of ‘Noimageavailable’ group at the Liverpool Biennial 2012 and is a member of the Northwest art collective NEO:ARTISTS.

The basis of my practice is my individual experience of life, and, as such, I am often the central subject. This has been recently amplified through my life model role to highlight the many sharing commonalities, both physical and psychological that inform the human condition. In the life drawing environment I developed a heightened sense of surroundings, others, my body and myself and I utilise the feelings of tension and awareness in relation to the notion of self, expressing them using multi media and Installation.

The life-drawing environment reflects life in general and the many temporal experiences of tension and awareness within one’s own life; some being ephemeral whilst others are of a longer duration.

Whilst modelling I feel a transfer of force and energy between myself the perceived passive model, and the active observing artist. I record and communicate this performance aspect in numerous ways to create tension or awareness. Through my own experiences of life modelling I aim to elicit memories of physical pain, exposure and perceived vulnerability reflecting back to the spectator.

<p><a href=”″>’I am Becoming’ 2 split screen</a> from <a href=””>Sandra Bouguerch (MUSE)</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Second Artists Page To Go Up

Our second artists page to go up is Tracy Hurst. You can usually find her in her base at Cow Lane Studios, but she crosses the road to Islington Mill to be a part of ur.

Tracy has a simple mantra

‘ I create

Therefore, I Art.’ 

Go to her page to see more about her!

Artists Pages

We are starting to put up artists pages, some details and information about those that make up ur:performance. First is Helmut, others will be following close upon his heals.

Helmut Lemke is still listening.

Helmut Lemke is still listening.

You may remember him from an exhibition at the Cornerhouse not too long ago

Or maybe you were in Germany more recently?