Castlefield Gallery
Friday, August 27, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB
North West England

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present Kate Rich and her project Feral Trade Café to Manchester. Feral Trade is a grocery import-export business, trading food and drink sourced through a range of social networks. For 6 weeks, the Feral Trade Café at Castlefield Gallery will serve up an array of ‘ferally’ traded drinks and snacks along with delivery documentation collected by the artist.The term ‘feral’ describes a process that is wilfully wild (as in pigeon) as opposed to romantically or nature-wild (wolf). Feral Trade concentrates on small-scale releases of migrant groceries, sourced direct from their suppliers and circulated in the excess baggage space of existing journeys, primarily using other artists, curators, friends and relations as mules. Feral Trade proposes that this underground freight network is at least as reliable as DHL.Coinciding with Feral Trade Café, Castlefield Gallery will host Summer House, multiple staggered projects/exhibitions for artists groups based within a 100 mile radius of Manchester. The main gallery will become a quasi ‘2nd home’ / ‘urban retreat’ / public exhibition space to test collaborative or curatorial methods. Further information to be released on individual artist groups and events soon.