About Ché Finch



South African born, Contemporary British artist, Ché Finch creates autobiographical hand-coiled vases and ceramic paintings, exploring a dialogue with memory. “I love the intimacy of working with clay and the ambiguity that glazes lend my work”.

Ché is also co-founder of several arts organisations, providing a platform for artists in the North West.





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To view or purchase Ché Finch's work please contact: 


Contemporary Six - The Gallery, 37 Princess Street, Manchester, M2 4FN.

Tel: 0161 835 2666 or 07888 757 880

Email: info@contemporarysix.co.uk


2019 Clay, Canvas and Camera -  Ché Finch, Dean Entwistle, Diane Nevitt and John Eastwood. Macc Art Lounge.

2018 Contemporary Six - Winter Exhibition

2017-2018  Contemporary Six - The Gallery, Winter Exhibition

2017 Buy Art Fair, Manchester with Contemporary Six-The Gallery (Jake Attree, Ian Norris, Adam Ralston and Ché Finch)

2017 Incite Art Collective, Macc Art Lounge, Macclesfield. SK10 1DY

2017 This Woman's Work, Macc Art Lounge, Macclesfield. SK10 1DY

2016 Contemporary Six - The Gallery, Winter Exhibition

2016 Macc Art Lounge Winter Exhibition

2016 Evoke Didsbury Parsonage

2016 Reaching Out: Figurative to Abstract, Incite Art Collective, Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham

2016 Buxton Spa Prize Exhibition

2016 Barnaby Festival, Macc Art Lounge, Macclesfield

2016 Derbyshire Open Arts

2015 Stolen Fire, Incite Art Collective, Parsonage Trust, Didsbury, Manchester

2014 Spirit of Place, Didsbury Parsonage, Manchester

2014 Incubation Arts, Charles Roe House, Macclesfield

2013 Stockport Art Gallery - 3D Prize Winner

2013 The Open Contemporary Art Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery

2013 Stealing Fire, Art Allotment Studios, Barnaby Festival Art Trail, Macclesfield

2012 Stockport Art Gallery - Jack Lees Prize Winner

2012 Derbyshire Open Art Competition, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery


Passionate about creating exhibition opportunities for artists, Ché Finch has a history of involvement as co-founder of several not-for-profit collaborative arts organisations, providing a platform for artists in the North West. A strong professional, with a demonstrated history of working in the arts. Skilled in event management, curated exhibitions, artistic programming, sourcing & managing volunteers, sourcing artistic product, publicity and implementation of artistic policy and procedures, alongside developing local partnerships.

For further details visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ch%C3%A9-finch-67399058/


Co-Founder Macc Art Lounge 2015

Co-Founder Incite Art Collective 2015 -

Steering Committee Incubation Arts (Heritage Funding Feasibility Grant for Charles Roe House)

Vice Chair SKarts 2014 -

Chair SKarts - the Open Contemporary Art Exhibition - Stockport Art Gallery & War Memorial 2013 - 2014

Adjudicator Stockport Art Gallery & War Memorial Selection Panel 2013 -

Co-founder Stockport Art Gallery & War Memorial Selection Panel 2013

Co-founder Stockport Art Gallery Project 2013-2015

Curator and Manager Stockport Art Gallery Project 2013-2015

Steering Committee Stockport Council (est. Cultural Quarter/regeneration through art)

Steering Committee Stockport Council (Arts Festival)

Curator the Open Contemporary, Stockport Art Gallery 2013

SKarts Committee - the Open Contemporary Art Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery & War Memorial 2011-2014

FdA - Creative Arts MMU 2011

Smae MSSCh, MBChA 2000

Stockport Art Gallery Project

Che is also co-founder and an adjudicator for the selection panel at Stockport Art Gallery & War Memorial.


She is responsible for establishing the Selection Panel for Stockport Art Gallery. The Selection Panel is comprised of Ché Finch, the MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University), SMBC (Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council), Arc (Arts for Recovery in the Community) and guest artists. It adjudicates exhibition proposals to the gallery. 


Ché was instrumental in keeping Stockport Art Gallery & War Memorial open following proposals made by Stockport Council to close the gallery during the week, Stockport Council furthered this proposal by withdrawal of the permanent collection and removal of the gallery curator. Consequently Ché Finch co-founded Stockport Art Gallery Project and the Selection Panel, and personally generated and established the exhibitions programme between May 2013 and May 2015 directly increasing footfall to the gallery by over 50% during that period.