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

New Lines of Action

Danish artist Berit Nørgaard will discuss her work as both an initiator and participant. Reflecting the social potential of everyday-life, Nørgaard’s practice focuses on human relations and interactions. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. LIMITED PLACES. Please contact the gallery to reserve your place:
14 April 2007 (14:00 - 16:00)

PureScreen #17: The Sun Always Shines On The Righteous

The fourth curated programme in the 2006/07 season of PureScreen artists’ film and video events. Curated by Sophia Crilly. Featuring artists: Jordan Baseman, Stuart Gurden, Alexander Heim, Esther Johnson, Margareta Kern, t c McCormack, Jeremy Newman.
09 March 2007 (18:00 - 20:00)

Single Shot

Single Shot is a series of newly commissioned film and video works by new and established artists; the distinguishing feature of the project is that all the pieces are shot in one single take. Featuring artists: Clio Barnard, Ben Dodd, Ori Gersht, Christian Krupa, Hyewon Kwon, Mike Marshall.
13 January 2007 to 27 January 2007 (11:00 - 17:00)

PureScreen #16: Beta Test

PureScreen #16: Beta Test is the third programme in the 2006/07 season of PureScreen artists’ film and video events. Curated by Sophia Crilly. Featuring artists: Samantha Donnelly. Monika Dutta, George Drivas, Karen Guthrie, Eleanor Morgan, Alex Pearl, Kelly Richardson, Tom Schón, Antti Tanttu, Samuael Topiary & EE Miller, and Patricia Walsh.
08 December 2006 (18:00 - 20:00)

Engage International Conference Event

Bureau is hosting an event for delegates as part of 'engage International Conference 2006: A Force for Change', taking place in Manchester (15th – 18th November). Three Manchester based artists, Lesley Halliwell, Tim Machin and Paul Needham, will present their work to conference delegates.
17 November 2006 (10:00 - 12:30)

PureScreen #15: Making Up for Lost Time

The second programme in the 2006/07 season of PureScreen artists’ film and video events. Curated by Sophia Crilly. Featuring artists: Hamish Dunbar & Jack Holden, Dave Griffiths, Romeo Grunfelder, Sachiko Hayashi, Jim Hollands, Rob Kennedy, Andrew McAllister, Simon Rodgers, and Marilyn Whittle.
10 November 2006 (18:00 - 20:00)


Bureau is proud to present Archepology, an exhibition of international film and video works, by Oliver Bancroft, Freek Drent & Stella van Voorst van Beest, Esther Johnson, and Margaret Salmon.
28 October 2006 to 09 December 2006 (11:00 - 17:00)

Zoo Art Fair 2006

Representing: Jacob Cartwright, Karin de Jong, Freek Drent, Tony Garifalakis, Dave Griffiths, Irene Hanenbergh, Esther Johnson, Ronnie Kray, Vinca Petersen, Ewoud van Rijn.
13 October 2006 to 15 October 2006 (12:00 - 20:30)

PureScreen #14: Making Love To My Ego

Curated by Sophia Crilly in collaboration with Another Product.
The first programme in the new season of PureScreen artists’ film and video events. Featuring artists: Alina & Jeff Bliumis, Lilli Hartmann, Laurie Hill, Lisa Keiko Kirton, Jacopo Miliani, Erica Scourti, Zoe Tissandier, Josh Weinstein.
08 September 2006 (18:00 - 20:00)

Book Launch - 'Alien Invaders'

In collaboration with Book Works, Bureau hosts the book launch of 'Alien Invaders: A Guide to Non-Native Species of the Britisher Isles (Volume 1)' by Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan. To coincide with the launch Leander Wolstenholme, Curator of Botany at the Museum of Manchester will give a short talk on non-native species at 7pm.
06 July 2006 (18:00 - 20:00)