Curated Place Press

This is a selection of some of the press quotes from various Curated Place projects over the past few years.

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Liverpool Biennial – North Atlantic Pavilion

It’s a decrepit but exciting venue, and the intense way in which it interacts with the city’s social history is again ­typical of this event. These are not your typical biennale artists, whose names are embossed on busy Airmiles reward cards and who are sure to pop up soon at the Serpentine Gallery. These are international discoveries from unfamiliar places, true international artists whose work feels tangibly of its place, who take some searching out and who do not yet speak the ubiquitous art Esperanto that makes so many contri­butions to so many biennales feel so interchangeable. – The Sunday Times (Waldemar Januszczak)

Secret Cities

Andrew Brooks’ photographs give a glimpse into this secret world beneath our feet – BBC Inside Out

A truly beautiful collection – BBC Radio 2 Claudia Winkleman Arts Show

The dust, dirt and damp that pervades these places seem to seep out of the pictures, turning them from dead spaces into something approaching fantasy worlds. – Metro

Mayan Magic – Kew Gardens Easter Festival

Three of the Best Easter Days Out – The Observer

Easter Bank Holiday Top Picks – Country Living

Easter 2012 Best Family Days Out in the UK – Daily Telegraph

Hacienda: Fac 491

The Hacienda may of meant many different things to many different people, but it remains a cornerstone of Manchester’s cultural history – The Sunday Times

 This is one party that just goes on and on. ‘Hacienda 25 The Exhibition: Fac 491’ is a collective pat on the back for Tony Wilson, Peter Saville, Ben Kelly, Rob Gretton and Co. – the brains behind one of Britain‘s legendary clubs, the Hacienda, which still remains vital to the city’s cultural identity after a quarter of a century. – Time Out

Urban Gardening

The Chelsea Flower Show for the urban eco warrior – The Observer

Manchester celebrates city gardening. Green fingers and green thinking can help transform city spaces. – BBC Gardens

Homegrown: The Story of UK Hip Hop

The exhibition brings together the rare, remarkable, and irreplaceable in Hip Hop photography, music, film and fashion from the best private collections. – BBC Radio 2 Claudia Winkleman Arts Show

Celebrating the best in British rap culture – Guardian Guide Pick of the Week

The definitive domestic rap exhibition – Hip Hop Connection


Manchester’s answer to South by SouthWest – NME

Thinkers, artists, and musicians come together to celebrate creativity and innovation that are being used to drive social change in the digital age – The Times

Indulge your inner geek – Guardian Top 10 Ideas Festivals 2012