Greater Manchester gallery to host art of Alexandra Reinhardt award winner

  • The Turnpike is a new, independent arts organisation opened in 2017
  • It can be found on the first floor of an iconic 1970s brutalist building in the centre of Leigh, Greater Manchester

The Turnpike gallery based in Leigh Greater Manchester are to exhibit the work of the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award winner.

Lindsey Mendick, the winner of the award created in memory of the late Alexandra Reinhardt, will work with the gallery over ten weeks, leading pottery classes for local children in the care system.

Lindsey Mendick said: “I am so utterly thrilled to be awarded the 2018 ARMA Commission. The opportunity to work on such an adventurous and dynamic project with such a fantastic gallery will be indispensable to me as an artist. I cannot wait to begin The Turnpike Pottery with the young people of Leigh.”

Northern Quota went down to The Turnpike and spoke to the director Helen Stalker about the history of the gallery, and its current exhibition by Mary Griffiths.

























The Turnpike, Mary Griffiths Exhibition from rami on Vimeo.