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The Penthouse

The Penthouse is an artist led Dyke|Queer contemporary art project and space based in Manchester founded and ran by artists Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp. Curatorial and research projects are focused on Queer art, radical practices, Queer feminism, experimental and raw art- we consider the power at the margins.


The Penthouse is named after its first home on top floor of a tower block and as a political statement subverting the idea of art as a luxury commodity within a capitalist patriarchal system in which people are marginalised based on gender, sexuality, race, class and ability. We consider an ‘Other’ power which tackles elitism and dominant structures by the very nature of exploring self, the personal and the human in an unflinching way.


The Penthouse is currently based at Paradise Works in a luxurious corner suite-  a fitting home on the border of Salford and Manchester. Paradise Works is a new artist run initiative providing studios & project space to a community of proactive, intergenerational, contemporary artists established 2017. 

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