Nick Leyland


Manchester Based Filmmaker & Photographer.

leylandnick@gmail.com - 07736305607

Pigeons, Ancoats, Manchester, 2014.

Pigeons, Ancoats, Manchester, 2014.

The Longest Night

The Longest Night: Five Curious Tales is an anthology of ghost stories, featuring contributions from five different writers.  

I used studio lighting to photograph Beth Ward’s artwork which illustrates each story.

Compilation of performances by Bunford & Kashiwagi for In The Mix. 

Huw Bunford (Super Furry Animals) performed his soundscapes made from found sounds from each of the cultural attractions.

Naomi Kashiwagi re-appropriated 78rpm shellac records with materials from each venue’s conservation departments, including algae, leather shavings, gold leaf, net, rubber shavings, Japanese tissue papers and non-slip rubber.

Site-specific materials were used to either re-appropriate the records or act as alternative styluses.

Together, they performed site-specific performances at each of the venues that echoed and animated the cultural spaces where the sounds and materials came from.

A document of Nikhil Chopra’s sixty-five hour performance, Coal on Cotton, for Manchester International Festival 2013.

Photograph from Nikhil Chopra’s performance Coal on Cotton at Manchester International Festival 2013.

Photograph from Nikhil Chopra’s performance Coal on Cotton at Manchester International Festival 2013.

Nikhil Chopra: Coal on Cotton at the Whiworth Art Gallery for Manchester International Festival.

Nikhil Chopra: Coal on Cotton at the Whiworth Art Gallery for Manchester International Festival.

A section taken from the half hour film about Joseph Hartley’s practice currently on display in Manchester Craft and Design Centre.


Find out more about Joseph’s work here.

If you’re in Manchester on Saturday come to the launch of Joseph Hartley’s first solo exhibition at Manchester Craft and Design centre at 2pm.
The show includes a half hour film I made about Joe’s practice along with some of my photographs.

If you’re in Manchester on Saturday come to the launch of Joseph Hartley’s first solo exhibition at Manchester Craft and Design centre at 2pm.

The show includes a half hour film I made about Joe’s practice along with some of my photographs.

I am currently working on a film and photographic project to be used in conjunction with the exhibition, Every Step: The Design Process of Joseph Hartley. 
Joseph Hartley is a Lancaster-born, Manchester-based designer and winner of the 2012 MMU Graduate Exhibition Award. The show will present a range of innovative ceramics in his first solo exhibition.
The exhibition will take place at Manchester Craft and Design Centre between Saturday 23 March - Saturday 29 June 2013.

I am currently working on a film and photographic project to be used in conjunction with the exhibition, Every Step: The Design Process of Joseph Hartley.

Joseph Hartley is a Lancaster-born, Manchester-based designer and winner of the 2012 MMU Graduate Exhibition Award. The show will present a range of innovative ceramics in his first solo exhibition.

The exhibition will take place at Manchester Craft and Design Centre between Saturday 23 March - Saturday 29 June 2013.

Promo for the festive season at Manchester Craft and Design Centre.