Castlefield Gallery, Chinese Arts Centre, Cornerhouse, The International 3 & Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
North West England

The UK's first Asian art triennial (ATM08) opens 5 April – 1 June 2008 in Manchester and is conceived by Shisha, the UK's premier international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts, in partnership with Castlefield Gallery, Chinese Arts Centre, Cornerhouse, The International 3, Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Metropolitan University (through MIRIAD and the Faculty of Art & Design). The inaugural ATM Programme in 2008 will echo Manchester's strong political and social history, reflect new artistic practice and seek resonances between Manchester and Asia, by exploring the notion of ‘protest' in its widest sense. ATM08 features stunning venue-based exhibitions, surprising site-specific new commissions, innovative residencies and extraordinary publicly-sited work not seen in the UK before by artists from China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. An ATM08 Symposium takes place on Sat 5 April and there will be a series of events, talks, workshops and Teahouse Discussions at different venues. Visit for updates. The Asia Triennial Manchester Programme is supported by Arts Council England, the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, ArtAsiaPacific, The Granada Foundation, Sue Hodgkiss and project partners.