HIVE ART at the Craft Fair

at the Arts & Crafts Fair

Great Hall, Rochdale Old Town Hall


Saturday 31st August. 11am – 6pm


An opportunity to exhibit and sell your work

As part of the FeelGood Festival Rochdale,, Hive Projects is organising a series of tables and screens in the Great Hall, at Rochdale’s Old Town Hall, in conjunction with a craft fair it is hoped that we can attract many visitors.


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New Exhibition

Grim Tales: Bluebeard

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Hive Gallery Move (temporarily)

Last week we had to make a sudden move from our retail unit 6 which we held since Dec 2010. Within three days we shifted the whole lot over to our new home in unit 20 (formerly Bonmarché). The new space is much better, we even have street windows towards Yorkshire Street. But this space is only a temporary arrangement to continue our current exhibition:


by Abraham Emajaro


until the 7th October 2012. What will happen afterwards, we don’t know yet. We might have to take a gallery sabbatical to find a new long term solution. We are working on it and keep you posted.

In the meantime keep on coming to see Abraham’s great show. The new location is illustrated below.

Hive Gallery has moved (temporarily)

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New Exhibition

Reclaimed - Abraham Emajaro


Abraham Emajaro


1st September – 7th October 2012
Opening: Saturday 1st September, 1pm

Sculptures, Box Constructions, Assemblages and Photographs

Abraham Emajaro, born in Bradford Yorkshire, is a self taught Multimedia Artist whose array of work includes the exploration of the subconscious and the hidden recesses of the mind, such as the hidden symbolism within dreams. His work draws inspiration from the works of C.G.Jung’s, ‘On the Nature of Dreams’ and Freud’s ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’.

His idea of employing materials he has found on travels, is an eclectic mix of domestic and commercial junk of everyday life, and has become and all consuming passion.


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the bubbler

EAT THEATRE & BELLYFEEL in association with Hive Projects present


the bubbler

A play by Cathy Crabb

With Neil Bell and Daniel Street Brown


At the Flying Horse Hotel in Rochdale


Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September
Matinee 3pm


The Bubbler is centred on Peter, the manager of Cash Generator (played by Neil Bell), who is an ex-bank worker now fallen from grace. He’s loosely based on Satan from John Milton’s Paradise Lost… and the famous Satan line `Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven’, has been remodelled to `Better to be the manager of Cash Generator than serve on the counter at NatWest’…


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Friends of Hive Projects: New Exhibition

How does your garden grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow

Glennis Brierley, Christine Clarke, Louise Day and Noreen White


Opening: Saturday 4th August. 1.30 – 3.30pm

Exhibition continues: 7th August – 16th September 2012

Textiles by ImagEngine inspired by gardens and natural forms.

A common thread which often links ImagEngine’s work is the theme of gardens. In this exhibition the artists have each responded to this theme through the medium of textiles. They have incorporated themes of transformation and change; people’s relationships with their gardens; beauty and growth, fruition and decay: with aesthetic qualities of structure, line, shape, colour and texture.

Bankfield Museum

Boothtown Road
Halifax, HX3 6HG

Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday and Bank Holidays, 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm.

Calderdale Council

ImagEngine is a co-operative of artists who regularly exhibit together. Three of them have exhibited at Hive Gallery in the past. See here: Faces . Places and Hive Annual.

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Hive Gallery Shows

What’s On?

Rochdale Photographic Society + Barry Hobson

Annual Exhibition – Rochdale Photographic Society

plus Seeing Castleton – Barry Hobson

28th July – 26th August 2012

Photographic Exhibition

With just under 100 mounted prints and 200 digital images, it represents the largest entry for an annual exhibition held in the Photographic Society’s 112 year history.

Barry Hobson’s current work, taken during these five years of exploration, captures buildings, nature growing and local people doing things in Castleton, an urban village on the road from Rochdale to Manchester.


In the Basement

New Ghosts

New Ghosts

28th July – 26th August 2012

Artists’ books, zines and scenic boxes

New Ghosts was a ten-week art project at Falinge Park High School, Rochdale, led by Cartwheel Arts. Artists worked with Year 7 students to invent imaginary legends and ghost stories inspired by local Rochdale history.


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New Exhibition

David R Newton Exhibition

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The Allery Gallery

Allery Gallery in Whalley Range (Manchester)

The Alleyway to be transformed by art.


Fri 1st – Tue 5th June 2012
Whalley Range ~ Manchester


On this Spring Bank Holiday weekend the above alleyway will be transformed into the Allery Gallery. In other words: An Open Air Pop Up Gallery. The event is the brainchild of Michael Mayhew who has his This-Is-Art studio at the alleyway and who is also the event coordinator. Also two Hive Project Directors (Emrys Morgan and Klaus-dieter Michel) live just around the corner.

This is an opportunity for all contemporary artists from the wider Greater Manchester area to exhibit and even sell your artwork. Any money you earn this way is yours. All there is is an entry fee of £25. At night your work will be securely stored in Michael’s studio space.

Deadline for Submissions ~ May 15th 2012.

It would be ideal if you are present during those days.

Now I hand over to Michael to speak for himself:

The Allery Gallery is a made in art event working in partnership with local residents and businesses.

The Allery Gallery invites artists from any discipline to transforms an alleyway into an exhibition of life & living.

The Allery Gallery is a reflection of contemporary art and culture, it reflects the idiosyncratic character of an urban environment located on the edge of Manchester city center.

As part of this transformational moment

hey presto.

The identity of the alleyway is that of a liminal location -

a moment between two places

a moment in between

a threshold

hey presto

the world may change.

The alleyway is a popular shortcut for local residents and connects Upper Chorlton Road with residential areas. Over the years that I’m living here the particular section of Upper Chorlton Road has developed into a social hotspot with pubs, bars and cafes. To celebrate this these places are involved with a series of complimentary moments …

10 Second Film Festival
Films About Place
Workshops & Talks
Bars / Cafes / Events Programe
Big Red Bus
Music Classical

Here you can find more information:


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New website is up

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Let’s celebrate! After having under this address for nearly a year a quite embarrassing “Under Construction” presence we finally did it. Our new virtual baby, a newborn website is up.

The site is based on WordPress (thanks a lot for their efforts) and then streamlined with a cohort of plug-ins and script modifications to the state it is in now.

So far It contains 24 pages with artful information about Hive Projects like our Gallery, Exhibitions and Projects.

We also hope that this becomes a platform to get in contact with more people interested either in setting up an exhibition in the Hive Gallery or generally like to support and help. There are contact forms available on the Gallery and Contact page.

In case you are wondering why the Vision page is still empty, work is in progress to express here our ideas of a wonderful future of arts in the context of local and regional communities. We try to get this to you without using the usual blurb jargon. It’s a delicate task which hasn’t been finished yet.

Please stay tuned in.

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