Manchester Art Gallery

RNCM Unplugged Sessions present Maybe Tuesday

Musicians from the renowned Royal Northern College of Music School of Popular Music showcase original songs in the first of the RNCM’s Unplugged Sessions at Manchester Art Gallery. A regular new event offering a platform for up and coming talent from Manchester’s next generation of music superstars.

First up, RNCM have selected the vocal trio group, Maybe Tuesday. Based in the heart of Manchester, Adee, Jodie and Ciara take influence from bands such as Boygenius and The Wailin’ Jennys.

Discover new music with RNCM and Manchester Art Gallery at this exciting new showcase gig. Doors open at 7pm, Maybe Tuesday will take to the stage at 7.30pm.

Maybe Tuesday: Adee Lifshitz, Jodie Buckland and Ciara Bryan vocals.


Booking

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased from Eventbrite.

Design Manchester x MAG takeover

To herald the launch of this year’s Design Manchester festival, join us for an insightful talk by renowned Danish creative, Henrik Vibskov. Exploring in his own words the unique and experimental, multidisciplinary approach to his work he will present images and footage from his career to date and answer audience questions.

Since graduating from Central St. Martins in 2001, Vibskov has won numerous international fashion and design awards and has exhibited at The Museum of Art and Design and MoMA PS1, New York, Palais de Tokyo, Paris and ICA, London, to name but a few.

A selection of Vibskov’s designs currently feature in Manchester Art Gallery’s Nordic Craft and Design exhibition, which closes on 10 November. For this special event, he will talk about his wide ranging practice across fashion, design, curation, installation, performance and music, discussing his collaborative approach to projects and his experimental use of technology.

Henrik Vibskov is currently Professor at DSKD, lectures and been a jury member at institutions such as Central Saint Martins in London, the IED in Madrid and the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Art.

He has published four books, including a 2012 monograph (published by Gestalten).

Booking

The event is free, but booking is required, book tickets at Eventbrite.

 


Supported by

This event is supported by Danish Arts Foundation and Design Manchester.

Danish Arts Foundation

iittala Normann Vestre Norwegian Embassy Kosta Boda House of Finn Juhl Stelton Herno


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Henrik Vibskov, photograph by Christian Larsen

Effective Community Engagement and Grassroots Campaigning

As part of the Get Together and Get Things Done exhibition and events programme, the RTPI North West Young Planners present an evening of speakers and debate around the concepts of public participation and proactivity of groups in the planning process.

Join us for insights from the perspectives of the academic, public, private and third sectors on topics including community campaigning, neighbourhood plans, collaborative design and consultation.

Speakers:
Matthew Sanderson (PhD Researcher at University of Manchester)
Pauline Johnston (Levenshulme Bee Network)
Peter O’Hare (Salford City Council)
Troy Hayes (Troy Planning + Design)
David Roberts (igloo Regeneration)

Please book a free place on the RTPI website

Incidental Meeting

This incidental meeting is part of a seven-city UK tour to explore the long term impact of the radical work of Artist Placement Group1 (1960-70s). In this context, the term ‘incidental’ refers to activities without a predetermined intention. The only item on the agenda of incidental meetings is the ‘unfinished business’ of Artist Placement Group and its commitment to placing artists beyond the worlds of art, thereby interrupting norms in law, health, industry, education, administration and more.

This event will be led by artist Jane Lawson. With an introduction into the history of the Artist Placement Group to its third, present day iteration, Incidental Unit, the meeting will convene to think through the legacy of the Artist Placement Group in Manchester.

This Incidental meeting is part of Incidental Futures, a public programme supported by Arts Council England, The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) of the University of Westminster Flat Time House and University of the Arts London. Incidental Futures is coordinated by Polly Wright and co-curated by Marsha Bradfield and Polly Wright.

Curatorial support for this incidental meeting is provided by Barbara Steveni, Marsha Bradfield, and Polly Wright, who are all members of Incidental Unit, the current iteration of Artist Placement Group (2016 – ongoing).

For more information, please contact: info@incidentalunit.org

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Jane Lawson Necessary Human Elements of a Potentia 2016


 

1.The Artist Placement Group (APG) was conceived by Barbara Steveni in London in 1965, and established in 1966 as an artist-run organisation seeking to refocus art outside the gallery, predominantly through attaching an artist in a business or governmental context for a period of time. Then the participating artists would try to create and organize exhibitions of work related to those new experiences. ?

Trans Men Wear It Well

Trans Vegas host this stylish evening at Manchester Art Gallery bringing together trans men discussing how they wear masculinity, feminism, pregnancy and, of course, clothes.

The event will feature a first look at the Gallery’s new couture acquisitions dating back from the  19th century to the present day. We are excited to have a  EJ Scott, curator of the Museum of Transology, chairing the event. As Scott puts it, “We will be discussing why men can’t wear what they want, and how this links to trans rights being a struggle for equal rights for all genders”

This round table event will include invited contributions from Jamie Hale, Zorian Clayton and HUSK as well as creating places for everyone to take a seat should they wish.

Doors will open at 6pm for drinks, informal chat and to view the collection. At 7pm you will take your seat to observe or take part in the round table discussion. Your £5.00 ticket includes a free glass of wine or seasonal soft drink.

Booking

Book tickets at Eventbrite.

With thanks for the support and funding for this event from Arts Council England and the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund.

CYC + Young Identity: Old Tools > New Masters /= New Futures,

Contact Young Company and Young Identity are set for a 3-day takeover of Manchester Art Gallery to explore what it means to decolonise public culture. Developing an alternative tour, they invite audiences to think differently, ask questions and dismantle the gallery experience. What does a postcolonial future look like? Maybe it looks like Beyonce in the Louvre or a Black Panther out-take or maybe we can come up with something even better…

Directed by Tunde Adefioye (dramaturg at KVS, the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels), this mouthy Mancunian mix-up will use both poetry and theatre as creative tools.

Booking

Tickets are available from Contact.

CYC + Young Identity: Old Tools > New Masters /= New Futures,

Contact Young Company and Young Identity are set for a 3-day takeover of Manchester Art Gallery to explore what it means to decolonise public culture. Developing an alternative tour, they invite audiences to think differently, ask questions and dismantle the gallery experience. What does a postcolonial future look like? Maybe it looks like Beyonce in the Louvre or a Black Panther out-take or maybe we can come up with something even better…

Directed by Tunde Adefioye (dramaturg at KVS, the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels), this mouthy Mancunian mix-up will use both poetry and theatre as creative tools.

Booking

Tickets are available from Contact.

CYC + Young Identity: Old Tools > New Masters /= New Futures,

Contact Young Company and Young Identity are set for a 3-day takeover of Manchester Art Gallery to explore what it means to decolonise public culture1. Developing an alternative tour, they invite audiences to think differently, ask questions and dismantle the gallery experience. What does a postcolonial future look like? Maybe it looks like Beyonce in the Louvre or a Black Panther out-take or maybe we can come up with something even better…

Directed by Tunde Adefioye (dramaturg at KVS, the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels), this mouthy Mancunian mix-up will use both poetry and theatre as creative tools.

Booking

Tickets are available from Contact.

 


1. Decolonisation is the undoing of colonialism, the latter being the process whereby a nation establishes and maintains its domination on overseas territories. The concept particularly applies to the dismantlement, during the second half of the 20th century, of the colonial empires established prior to World War I throughout the world.

CYC + Young Identity: Old Tools > New Masters /= New Futures,

Contact Young Company and Young Identity are set for a 3-day takeover of Manchester Art Gallery to explore what it means to decolonise public culture1. Developing an alternative tour, they invite audiences to think differently, ask questions and dismantle the gallery experience. What does a postcolonial future look like? Maybe it looks like Beyonce in the Louvre or a Black Panther out-take or maybe we can come up with something even better…

Directed by Tunde Adefioye (dramaturg at KVS, the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels), this mouthy Mancunian mix-up will use both poetry and theatre as creative tools.

Booking

Tickets are available from Contact.

 


1. Decolonisation is the undoing of colonialism, the latter being the process whereby a nation establishes and maintains its domination on overseas territories. The concept particularly applies to the dismantlement, during the second half of the 20th century, of the colonial empires established prior to World War I throughout the world.

CYC + Young Identity: Old Tools > New Masters /= New Futures,

Contact Young Company and Young Identity are set for a 3-day takeover of Manchester Art Gallery to explore what it means to decolonise public culture1. Developing an alternative tour, they invite audiences to think differently, ask questions and dismantle the gallery experience. What does a postcolonial future look like? Maybe it looks like Beyonce in the Louvre or a Black Panther out-take or maybe we can come up with something even better…

Directed by Tunde Adefioye (dramaturg at KVS, the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels), this mouthy Mancunian mix-up will use both poetry and theatre as creative tools.

Booking

Tickets are available from Contact.

 


1. Decolonisation is the undoing of colonialism, the latter being the process whereby a nation establishes and maintains its domination on overseas territories. The concept particularly applies to the dismantlement, during the second half of the 20th century, of the colonial empires established prior to World War I throughout the world.