Fine Art Collector | Autumn 2018

Set in a brand-new location in the heart of Manchester’s bustling King Street, this year’s Summer Exhibition was our biggest yet. After whittling down hundreds of applicants to just 20, it was up to you and our esteemed panel of judges to select the final three at a glittering awards evening at our gallery. And what a night it was! When guests weren’t sipping on themed cocktails (complete with the Manchester worker bee symbol), they were admiring a wide spectrum of art – from diamond dust collages to giant ice- cream sculptures. When it was time to announce the winners, the crowd waited with bated breath to hear who had won the coveted publishing contract and £2,000 prize. Op artist Richard Levine was crowned the overall winner, wire sculptor Sadie Aucott took home the new Innovation Award and digital ASUMMERTO REMEMBER CELEBRATING IN:SIGHT 2018

concept artist MONOMOKO snared the People’s Choice Award – as voted for by our collectors online and in the gallery. By the end of the night, we were proud to have put our stamp on Manchester’s amazing art scene, as gallery manager Nic Beese explained. “It was a brilliant opportunity to showcase a fantastic and diverse selection,” he said. “ The city is already known as a powerhouse of artistic movement and growth, and it’s only getting better. The exhibition brought lots of new faces to the gallery, and symbolised everything we stand for: exciting, evolving art.” Former IN:SIGHT finalist Robert Oxley added: “It was humbling to be a judge. It isn’t so long since I was sitting by the phone nervously waiting for a response. My world has changed since joining Castle.”

This year’s Summer Exhibition was a spectacular success, so we’re already thinking about 2019! We'll be accepting applications for IN:SIGHT soon, but in the meantime you can submit your work for consideration by emailing artreview @


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