Apparel

The relocation of the gallery Division of Labour from London to Manchester and this inaugural show; Apparel, marks the beginning of a 20 month long research project into co-operatives and mutualism. The artist Stuart Whipps challenged the premise of the galleries modus operandi and posed a question; Could a not- for-profit gallery for represented artists work as a collectivised mutual or co- operative group? What mechanisms and structures could be employed to create a working gallery where a fair distribution of profit from sales can exist? Over 20 months the gallery will enact six shows – looking at clothes, food, healthcare, housing, transport and banking.