New exhibition by Manchester Open awards winner

A new exhibition by Karol Kochanowski, one of the winners of the inaugural Manchester Open Exhibition Awards in 2020, will open at HOME on Friday, 16 July.

patience.HEADSPACE.resilience will be shown on HOME’s Granada Foundation Gallery walls, which can be found on the first and second floors of HOME’s building on First Street, merging with the building’s social spaces. The Granada Foundation Gallery provides an opportunity for artists to showcase their work in the city-centre’s most-visited arts venue.

Kochanowski is a Polish artist and painter based in Manchester. He graduated in 2013, from Fine Art (BA) at Manchester Metropolitan University and has exhibited internationally, including in London, New York, Berlin, Raleigh (North Carolina).

His paintings depict uncanny spaces, some of which are populated with strange forms. In places, we find organic shapes, animal parts or plant life; other elements are architectural, geometric or purely abstract. His influences come from many sources including the work of 20th century Avant-garde artists and our everyday environments.

Kochanowski won the Granada Foundation Gallery Exhibition Award for his work Class, and in addition to the opportunity to exhibit also received support from Castlefield Gallery to develop his practice and his work for the exhibition, including a series of one-to-one sessions with Castlefield Gallery curator and deputy director Matthew Pendergast and artist coach Jo Clements, and one-off sessions with artists Andrew Bracey and Iain Andrews.

patience.HEADSPACE.resilience is at HOME until Sunday, 5 September 2021.

The Manchester Open Awards will return for the 2022 exhibition, submissions for which are open now. To enter a work for consideration, visit and submit your work by 6pm on Friday, 17 September.

Admission to HOME is free.

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