Castlefield Gallery has raised £32,350 with an art auction to support their work.
Harry Hill’s piece raised £200 towards to the total achieved from the 68 pieces. Liam Spencer’s Deansgate and Whitworth Street at Twilight was the biggest single sale at £6,000. Harry’s piece was from Not Part Of Festival’s Re-covering last year and an interpretation of Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood in oak with bullet holes drilled in it.
On the auction, director Kwong Lee said:
Team CG has rediscovered the entrepreneurial spirit that started Castlefield Gallery in 1984, when artists and art lovers got together to build a gallery to showcase emergingcontemporary artists. The 2012 auction has demonstrated how the various generations of artists continue to value CG’s impact on the art scene in Manchester. It has also given us great encouragement to see Manchester’s collectors out in force in support of CG and buying work by so many Manchester and UK artists.
The money raised will help to secure the organisation’s future as a leader in artist development in the North West of England.