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Artist in Residence – The Sayle Gallery

The Sayle Gallery, with support from the Isle of Man Arts Council, is now able to offer an exciting opportunity for our annual Artist In Residence position, for a period of up to 12 months. At the end of the residency, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the Island’s leading contemporary art gallery.

We are looking for someone who has relevant qualifications and experience in visual arts and who is keen to work as part of a busy gallery team. The successful applicant will be required to spend a significant amount of time each week carrying out their work in the Gallery, demonstrating their process to the public as well as assisting with exhibition preparation tasks and contributing to public workshops and classes at the gallery. The position carries with it a Bursary of £10,000 pa.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV detailing your qualifications and experience, together with digital images of your work, to The Sayle Gallery Directors at the address detailed below. You will also be required to present a portfolio of your work together with details of your proposed exhibition project if you are invited for an interview.

Closing date for receipt of CVs is Monday 22nd February, 2016

The Directors
The Sayle Gallery
Villa Marina Colonnade
1 – 3 Harris Promenade
Isle of Man

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Spring Art Trail at the Laxey Pavilion


Laura Gill, the manager at Laxey Pavilion, which is a social enterprise of The Children’s Centre is looking to inject a bit more life into Laxey Glen as it has a such a wonderful history and legacy, as it has been a little underutilised in past years. There is already have a beautiful wood carved Croc but he could do with a friend or two!

This spring, Laura is hoping to organise an Art Trail for the glen and is looking for local artists who might be interested in creating or donating some sculptures or work for this outdoor exhibition.

They are particularly excited about artists who work with natural materials but would love to hear from anyone that feels they might be able to contribute something.

Please email: for more details.

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Chris Killip Exhibition – Sponsorship now open

Manx National Heritage is currently seeking a sponsor or joint sponsors for a new exhibition by Manx born photographer Chris Killip.

Chris Killip

Chris Killip is a distinguished photographer, well known for his gritty black and white images of people and places.  He is renowned and recognised for his pictures of local communities, in particular the local Manx population. 

He is the recipient of numerous international awards, has exhibited all over the world, written extensively and appeared on both radio and television. His local work includes his book The Isle of Man:  A book about the Manx which was published in 1980 and his new book ‘Isle of Man Revisited’ is now on sale. 

Chris Killip’s work is highly prominent, has featured in the Tate Gallery and received extensive media coverage, most recently featuring in Financial Times Magazine and Daily Mail.

The exhibition on the Isle of Man represents a unique opportunity for local companies and will open at the Manx Museum on 7th May 2016 to 30th July 2016.

Find out more by contacting