Past Events & Exhibitions


Bureau works internationally with represented and invited artists at varying career stages to provide a platform and context for dynamic and innovative contemporary visual practice. The gallery premieres and commissions new work across a variety of media and presentation formats, both on and off site. Bureau’s exhibition programme is complemented by screenings, talks and performance events, alongside international collaborations, exchange and residency projects. The gallery further supports artists’ practice through publishing initiatives, and participation in art fairs.

The archive below lists all previous exhibitions and events.


Events & Exhibitions

Swap / Vaihto

Turbo Folk, a collaboration between Jonne Pitkänen & Tom Watson as part of Swap/Vaihto, 2008

Barbro Björkfelt, Andrew Bracey, Jonathan Carson, Anne Charnock, Fiona Curran, Sophia Crilly, Samantha Donnelly, Janet Griffiths, Eeva-Mari Haikala, Hannu Häkkinen, Hannu Karjalainen, Mark Kennard, Jaana Kokko, Tim Machin, Rosie Miller, Juhana Moisander, Egle Oddo, Mikko Oravainen, Ima Picó, Jonne Pitkänen, Virva Sointu, Marko Timlin, Tom Watson.

Swap/Vaihto is an exchange programme between UK and Finland-based artists to explore ideas around collaboration and working methodologies, alongside current issues of cultural identity and migratory art practice.

The project provides a unique opportunity for artists to spend time in residence in each country and engage in a period of research and production, culminating in exhibitions at Bureau and The Cable Factory, Helsinki. A related publication will be launched in Autumn 2008.

The UK and Finland-based artists are currently in residence at Bureau, collaborating to develop new works and an exhibition, which will take place from 19th July to 9th August. The artists will travel to Helsinki on 7th August for the second part of the project, to further develop their collaborative practice and explore the aspects of 'exchange' which they have been engaging with. This second part of the project will also include a residency and exhibition at The Cable Factory, Helsinki.

Swap/Vaihto is organised by Bureau in collaboration with Suite Studio Group & Namastic.

Supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Finland, British Council, Bureau, The Cable Factory, HIAP, The Finnish Embassy, The Finnish Institute, & Salford Council.


07 July 2008 to 20 August 2008 (12:00 - 17:00)