Following the success of Decipher, we're in the early planning stages of our next exhibition. We will be a part of a multi-discipline show, exhibiting works from various creative media courses that are ending this year.

The venue choice has yet to be made as several options are being looked at, all offering something a little different. Regardless of our choice, we're planning something big, something awesome, something... needing money.

There are about 80 of us involved in this and each person will be contributing to the costs but we're going to need additional funds to ensure this works well.

We're not a charity but we are students, so our own finances are somewhat stretched. If anyone reading this is supportive of the arts, we would appreciate donations in any form. This could be monetary, sponsorship, goods that can be auctioned/sold (signed/framed prints, postcards, original art pieces) or even a mere suggestion on how we can raise funds with our creativity.

If you cannot help us yourselves, you may know of someone that can. In this case, please share this blog or ask that they contact us via Twitter(@togaedere) or Facebook(.com/TogaedereCollective) or e-mail (togaedere@mail.com).

All help appreciated in abundance!


 
 
Not long for us now... 8 days until launch night. Are we ready? We think so. Are we excited? Definitely.

The posters and flyers have arrived and are looking tip-top - a job well done by MuPrint. Now for the marketing team to use their charms and get them into all the hip-happening top spots in Manchester's creative Northern Quarter. If you happen to see one, tweet the location to @togaedere and take a photo, if you feel inclined (we like photos).

There's always the niggling feeling that something hasn't been done, or even considered, but we're mostly sure that everything is in order. Just a few more days of grafting, planning the little details that will make it great and hoping that we pull it off! First time nerves, of course we'll pull it off.

Not much more to say for now. We're busy sharing our news over on the Twittersphere, so feel free to join us there for sneak previews of work to be shown at the exhibition and "behind the scene" pics... they should raise a smile or two!


 
 
Ever get that feeling that everything has gone too smoothly? Well, here at Togaedere Towers, it certainly feels that way!

We're all beavering away, getting our work ready along with all the other aspects of organising an exhibition. Who knew there was so much to consider? (we did, actually). But it appears that all is going well, so far.

Awesome venue: check
All work ready: check
Prints ordered: check
Spaces allocated: check
Social media mayhem: check, check, check!

Yes, our rather brilliant marketing team have been ultra busy on the Twittersphere, making sure that all the people who need to know, know. We've had articles published on listings sites, we've had a retweet by the awesome Len Grant (we've all admired him since delivering a lecture to us last year) AND a blog post/mention in a presentation to Uni students by one of our sponsors, Printers Inc. Speaking of which, if you're an artist or photographer who would like to sell your work, you need to have a look at their Button Factory service. It requires minimal input and yet your work can be sold to anyone in the world, at a price that you choose. How cool?

Next up for the team is getting the good folk of Manchester's Northern Quarter to stock our cool posters and flyers, designed by collective member Michal (with a little help from Textbook Studio). Big shout out to Vicky and Chris as they've gently steered us from possible conflicts to smooth running harmony. Not an easy feat with so many creative points of view!

We have a team ready to collect the promo printing from MuPrint, who are also a sponsor of Decipher. We've used them before for a charity event that some of the collective were involved with and their prices/service can't be faulted. Check them out should you ever need printy stuff, they're good! (and not just for students!)

Well that's it for now. Don't forget to keep up with things on Twitter and Facebook. And if you're in Manchester on 12th Feb, here's an invite to the Decipher launch. We'd love to see a variety of faces.
 
 
Oh dear, it's certainly been a while! Please excuse the lack of activity, togaedere have been busy bees getting prepared for deadlines, interviews and Decipher, our first exhibition.

We are pleased to announce that Decipher will be held at 2022NQ on Lower Lever Street/Dale Street, in Manchester's arty Northern Quarter. Launch night is 12th Feb and the work will remain up until 14th (or rather, it will come down then), so put it in your diaries and don't miss it.

The space we have is quite unusual, with original tiled walls and gigantic window bags, all in the basement of this quirky building. We've paid a collective visit to decide who is having what space and everyone is starting to get really excited about this.

We've also had further talks with Printers Inc., to use their Button Factory service as a way to sell our work in return for prints for the event itself. Now to make the crucial decisions on size, style and more importantly... music for the launch. Michal will be in charge of this and he has excellent taste, so we're expecting some awesome sounds.

Stay tuned for further info. There will be more :)
 
 
Welcome to the Togædere Collective blog. We are in the early stages of planning our first exhibition, Decipher, so will keep the site updated as it progresses.

Our first mission is to get the venue booked and source some funding for launch night beverages, prints and printed matter. Lots of e-mails have been sent and received already but we're still hoping for firm sponsorship offers soon. 

The good folk from Printers Inc. will provide us with top quality prints and/or canvases. They recently introduced their services to us, so we're happy to sign up to the newly launched Button Factory in exchange for their help. 

Enquiries have also been made for the next exhibition, which will be our end of year show. At the moment, it has been proposed that we'll become a part of a multi-site mini arts festival based around the Northern Quarter of Manchester.

All of the collective are coming to the end of the Identity & Representation project, with a deadline of January 24th getting closer. No panicking has been seen so far but that can be expected a little after Christmas.

Seasons greetings from us all.