Apartment presents O T an exhibition marking the end of Cherry Tenneson’s residency at Apartment. Tenneson has concentrated on the signs installed by the council in the communal areas of the tower block. By appropriating the format of the signs, and subtly altering the content and context, Tenneson comments on the audience’s experience and appearance of municipal authority. The augmented signs will be visible throughout the building by residents and visitors to Apartment; who will also have access to work shown in the flat.

Preview – Thursday 13th July 6pm-8pm
The preview of OT (shown above) was very well attended, thanks to all who came and helped make it a lovely evening. Do contact us if you'd like to see the show
14th July - 31st August / view by appointment:
Paul Harfleet = 07870 244 153
Hilary Jack = 07957 398 451

"The work made for this show was inspired by the disappearance of two letters from the block’s main entrance sign which has resulted in the building gaining a new name. The remaining signs throughout the tower block have now been corrected to display its new name."

Cherry Tenneson

The image above shows the sign Cherry made with the 'new name' at the doorway , below the sign placed in the pinboard, for more images go to Cherry's blog: www.cherrytenneson.blogspot.com


Tower Block Tour

During this years Architecture Week, Apartment took part in The Institute of Urban Dreaming’s, collaboration with CUBE, where invited members of the public attended a tour of Manchester residential tower blocks. Artists John van Aitken and Jane Brake lead the tour on behalf of the Institute of Urban Dreaming, offering their own unique perspective on the history, present and future of the tower block. Just a few of the many highlights of the day included Thorn Court in Salford, with a beautifully kept communal garden, Stretford Tower in Stretford with fabulous views of Manchester, a new development in Collyhurst by Urban Splash, and ‘How to live in a Tower Block’ by Maureen Ward; an invaluable pamphlet with handy hints on tower block etiquette. Each participant was given a Polaroid camera to document the day an example of which is shown above. The day culminated at Apartment where selected Polaroids where then presented to the group. There are some useful links below for more information on tower blocks and architecture week.

The above picture shows Megan; one of the participants looking through the selected polaroids from the tour which were shown at Apartment at the end of the day. (Photograph Adam Murray).