Artist drop-in: December


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MIF hosts regular drop-in sessions on Zoom where artists and creatives can come together to share experiences and ideas during lockdown. The drop-ins are free, and all artists and creatives are welcome.

On Thursday 3 December at 6pm, visual artist Neville Gabie and MIF Creative Director Mark Ball will be talking about The Factory, the world-class cultural space currently being built as the future year-round home of MIF – and specifically about the new artwork that Neville is creating with the workers who are building this future Manchester landmark. Stop by and say hi!

How to take part

You can book a place in an Artist Drop-in conversation through the Book now button on the right – they’re absolutely free and not subject to any additional fees. All you need is an internet connection and an account with the online videoconferencing service Zoom: you can sign up for free at their website.

If you have any questions or need any support with Zoom, please email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


Neville Gabie has an established national and international reputation for both his studio-based practice and his extensive commissioned projects. With a background in sculpture, his practice also now includes performance-based work, film and photography – and central to this practice is a response to specific landscapes and communities of people. The format, scale and media of his work evolve through a sustained and close relationship to ‘place’ that is centred on his approach to collective endeavour, often through collaborations with artists, writers, musicians, scientific researchers and members of the public. His work can be found in numerous collections, including Tate, Arts Council England and The Olympic Museum, Switzerland.


Upcoming Events

Thursday 14 January, 6-7pm: details TBA

Tuesday 11 February, 6-7pm: details TBA


Further Links

Lockdown Inspirations Hosted every Tuesday by either our Artistic Director, John McGrath, or our Creative Director, Mark Ball, Lockdown Inspirations are a informal and open discussion forum.

MIF Matchmakers – a monthly spin-off of Artist Drop-in, session where Cheddar Gorgeous and Simone French connect artists who are up for starting new creative collaborations on Zoom.

MIF Facebook group for Artists and Freelance Creatives – A place to share information, useful links and discussion.

Resources For Artists and Freelancers – An evolving open document of resources for the freelance creative community who are looking for support and guidance.

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