14 September –  1 November 2018

Subi is a Korean word which when used in a ceramics context refers to the process of refining clay.

Subi is a programme located in three venues across Manchester, featuring artists, designers and makers from Korea and the UK who work clay or are inspired by its uses and materiality. Subi is presented to be timed with the Asia Triennial Manchester 5 – 21 October 2018. Subi is a Korean word which when used in a ceramics context refers to the process of refining clay.

Manchester Art Galley highlights its small but fascinating Korean ceramics collection. Korean ceramics have influenced potters worldwide, but there are very few works in international public collections, due to the country’s historic isolation. The gallery  has a rare 500 year old iron painted dragon jar which we are featuring along with works by Jin Eui Kim, Jung Hong Park and Jungwon Park, which demonstrate some of the new directions taking place in contemporary ceramics.

Free exhibitions and events at other venues:

Eunmi Kim: A Journey Home. Manchester Craft and Design Centre 14 September–1 November 2018.Eunimi Kim reinterprets traditional Korean ceramics for today.

Subi. Castelfield Gallery 14 September – 1 November. Artists: Sam Buckley, Insook Choi, Joe Hartley, Eunji Briller Kim, Eunmi Kim, John Powell-Jones, Hyun Min Shin, Gae-Hwa Lim, Gyung-Kyun Shin. Traditional and contemporary ceramics, ceramic costumes, film and sound.


Further information
  • Opening times Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 5.00 pm
  • Location Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL
  • How to get there: By Metrolink – St Peter’s Square or Market Street stations are the nearest Metrolink stations-both are on the Altrincham and Eccles lines; By Bus – Nearest bus stops are in Piccadilly Gardens or on Princess Street; By Train – to Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria stations – take the Metrolink from Victoria or Piccadilly (Altrincham or Eccles direction) to Market Street or St Peter’s Square; By Car – parking is available at the NCP car parks on Chepstow Street, Faulkner Street or Sackville Street – all are within five minutes of the gallery
  • This is a free exhibition
  • Further information 0161 235 8888