Circuit: Spring Art Party

On 17th March 2016, in collaboration with the Student Producers, we the Whitworth Young Contemporaries put on an unforgettable event.


DJs The Music Curators played their set in the Promenade, inspired by the themes in the Ben Rivers’ exhibition at the moment. Whitworth Young Contemporaries’ own DJ Ruddy alongside his friend Silas took over and performed a great set to accompany Cave Man’s Live Art Battle which was effective as the music kept the crowd dancing as they watched on!


The amazing Live Art Battle took place on the Promenade with a view out to a projection hitting the wall of the Landscape Gallery of skate photographers’ artwork. People signed up to get involved and each battle was ten minutes. The crowd, hyped up by our very own Cave Man, chose each winner by going wild for the finished piece they preferred. Congrats to the winner!


Our Grand Hall was swarming with Manchester’s amazing skate community. Laughter and cheers filled the hall as Cultivate Film Art’s third SKATECREATE film was premiered. It was such a cool experience and brought a whole new demographic to the Whitworth.


To accompany the skating theme, the Student Producers ran Create & Skate, a workshop in the Learning Studio where people got together with paint and skateboards and collaborated in a fun and arty way.

Jason Singh in the portrait gallery held a sound workshop also working alongside the Ben Rivers’ exhibition theme, taking sounds from participants and from the Ben Rivers films and creating beats and sound pieces.



Overall the night was a success! We gathered a lot of information about promoting techniques, who to reach out to, and this event has greatly impacted how we will continue to work on our festival…June 2016 here we come!