How can public art enhance a community? Where do the lines between fashion and art fall? And how are artists and curators creating new ways for us to experience art? Explore these questions while discovering, collecting or even creating your own extraordinary artworks at Selfridges as they introduce their latest creative campaign: State of The Arts.
To celebrate the campaign in Manchester, the stores will be exploring the power of art in unexpected places.
Selfridges Exchange Square have partnered with Manchester School of Art, the city’s renowned design school to continue its support of emerging talents in the arts by exhibiting selected artworks by some of the schools most exciting upcoming talent. Bex Isley, Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton and Omid Ehmirahmadi will all feature work in the windows, en- trance and across sites in the menswear floors of the Exchange Square store.
Selfridges Trafford are showcasing the works of the city’s best up-and-coming artists, artists Emilie Alstrup, Clare Calve- ley, Sophie Russell and Kay Shah whose installations and sculptures will be presented throughout all levels of the store.
‘USE YOUR MUSCLE, CARVE IT OUT, WORK IT, HUSTLE’, 2017, BY LIAM FALLON, MENS ON 1 PHOTO: COLIN DAVISON
Exploring queer culture through materials and processes often associated with labour, factories and concepts of the North, Manchester School of Arts graduate Liam Fallon brings a sense of playful drama to his sculptures.
Manchester School of Art graduate and student of the Royal Academy of Arts Rebecca was a member of School of The Damned in 2018, curator of the Beacons programme at Caustic Coastal in Salford and the 2016-17 recipient of the Woon Foundation Fellowship.
Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton creates sculptural forms and documents that trace emotional responses to our lived experiences.
‘IDEAS DECOMPOSE INTO STONES OF UNKNOWING’, 2018, BY REBECCA HALLIWELL-SUTTON , WINDOWS & CENTRAL ATRIUM ON G
Liam Fallon, has exhibited his large-scale sculpture in South Korea, coming second in the Woon Foundation Art Prize and has been shortlisted for the Mark Tanner Sculpture Prize. He opens his first solo exhibition at The Turnpike in 2019. Fallon’s work takes materials and processes often associated with labour, factories and concepts of the north – steel, jesmonite, MDF, welding, casting and sewing – and through colour, form and writings by Jean Genet and Henri Lefebvre, he explores queer culture.
For more information on State of the Art and events taking place in store please visit Selfridges.com