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NAVIGATING THE MANCHESTER ART SCENE
The Doorstep Collective

A conceptual and interactive exhibition initiating investigation into Manchester’s cultural networks. 

Navigating the Manchester Art Scene asks Cornerhouse visitors to think about the existence of a cultural network in the city. This network could be made up of any number of creative spaces. For example, art galleries, an individual’s studio, libraries and theatres. When walking around the city or sitting in Cornerhouse, are we aware of this network that we are participating and existing in? What is this network and crucially, what is our role within it? 

Navigating the Manchester Art Scene will create a visual representation of this network in the form of a mind-map on the walls of Cornerhouse. Visitors to Cornerhouse will be asked to contribute to this mapped network by thinking about the creative spaces that they visit, their navigation around these and what they understand a creative space to be. By enabling the visitor to place themselves in the centre of this maze of connections, links and sites, the exhibition will initiate investigation and debate into Manchester’s cultural networks and everyone’s personal roles within it.  

Doorstep Collective is an interdisciplinary arts collective focused on promoting a more active engagement with the creative resources in the city. We believe that every individual’s creative space is as valid as that displayed through an institution and our project will attempt to provide a new and innovative way of addressing these spaces. 

Doorstep Collective has been set up by four recent postgraduates in the fields of arts and humanities and Navigating the Manchester Art Scene will be their first public project.  

Free drop-in opening session: with the Artists Sat 14 Apr 2007 between 12 - 3pm in Cornerhouse Café Bar. 

The Doorstep Collective is Lisa Beauchamp, Poppy Bowers, Kate Day & Hazel Fenton.

Who: Doorstep Collective
What: Cornerhouse Projects: Navigating the Manchester Art Scene (Exhibition)
Where: Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH, UK
When: Fri 13 Apr 2007 - Sun 17 Jun 2007
Associated Events: Free drop-in opening session Sat 14 Apr 2007
Further details:
View the Doorstep Collective blog
See Also:
Cornerhouse's ARTRADIO call for submissions