Whitstable Biennale 2016 by Steve Fox

As a first step towards the transformation of the Horsebridge Arts Centre in Whitstable, Manalo & White have designed a pop-up cinema for this year's Biennale. Exploring alternative ways of using the building, we opened up an unused staircase to direct cinema-goers on a new route to the top floor. Between screenings, a projected view of the seafront suggests the potential for future views and new ways of relating to the town.

 

Artist Studios For Southend-On-Sea by Steve Fox

Focal Point Gallery wishes to provide affordable artist studios in Southend-On-Sea. Manalo & White have been selected by public tender to commission demand surveys and test the viability of converting existing buildings, including a seafront building that previously housed the Beecroft Collection in Westcliff-on-Sea. We'll be working with consultant Douglas Thackway, who was instrumental in setting up the White Building in London’s Hackney Wick.

 

Aspex Gallery by Steve Fox

 

Construction work has begun at Aspex Gallery on alterations to its historic waterfront building in Portsmouth. Manalo & White were asked to help improve the way the organisation engages with its audience, through the creation of a larger education and events space, relocating the cafe, and creating an artist’s studio to be used for residencies. The work will be completed in June when the gallery will welcome its first artist-in-residence.

 

Manalo & White wins Strandhill Surf Club Competition by Steve Fox

 

Manalo & White have won the competition to design a new surfing and coastal community centre in Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland. The development will create a distinctive new facility for the surf club, and a vibrant and unifying new central hub for the village of Strandhill. The building’s upper floor and roof will be clad in black rubber, and the full-height concrete panels of the perimeter walls will be etched with wild Celtic seascapes and surf scenes by pioneering Donegal surfer and graphic artist Barry Britton. Read more in the Architects' Journal

 

Bamboo Corn House by Steve Fox

For the month of August, Power Plant took over Milton Keynes Arts Centre’s gallery and outdoor spaces. The centre was transformed through a series of free workshops run by printmakers, architects, painters, horticulturalists, ceramicists and bakers to celebrate growing, making and eating. We worked with children of all ages, using bamboo and knots, to create a 'house' for hanging objects crafted from fruit and vegetables, drawing on influences from the natural and supernatural world.

 

Graphics Interchange Format by Steve Fox

Focal Point Gallery invited us, alongside every artist who has ever exhibited there, to create an old-fashioned GIF animation. Our GIF collages Southend-on-Sea sunsets, and will be on show as part of ‘Graphics Interchange Format: 25 Years of Focal Point Gallery’ a collaborative project with Fraser Muggeridge Studio. The show opens this week and runs until 19th September 2015.

Shanghai Windows by Steve Fox

 

40,000 m of translucent cord refract and reflect light, giving a shimmering impression of water, in Harry Molyneux's RIBA Shanghai Windows "Fountain" installation. With CTHM, Atelier I-N-D-J  and the support of BuroHappold Engineering with the lighting department at WSP.