Manchester Art Gallery

Make space

Make space in your life for this creative, artist led workshop for adults. Adults don’t often get the chance to play enough but artists are brilliant at being playful and we want to share this more.

Make Space takes place on the first Thursday of the month.

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Make space

Make space in your life for this creative, artist led workshop for adults. Adults don’t often get the chance to play enough but artists are brilliant at being playful and we want to share this more.

Make Space takes place on the first Thursday of the month.

#MAGadults

#MAGmakespace

Autism Awareness

For Autism Awareness Week 2017, we have partnered up with Grange School; a school which serves Manchester’s autistic community.

We are hosting a Thursday Late event in our Clore Art Studio on Thursday 30 March 5-7pm, where you can view and discuss photographs that explore autism through perspectives offered by autistic people, their families and those who work with them.

This event aims to raise awareness, understanding and change perceptions of autism in Manchester.

Book launch, Ghislaine Howard, The Human Touch: Paintings, Drawings and Prints 1980 – 2016

A Woman of the Year in 2008, Ghislaine Howard is best known for painting the extremes of the human condition from the most intimate to the most public. Her works are held in the Royal Collection, the Manchester and Whitworth art galleries and many other public and private collections.

Ghislaine Howard, The Human Touch: Paintings, Drawings and Prints 1980 – 2016, provides an intimate portrait of her life and work to date. It includes over 300 illustrations and is designed by Micah Purnell, one of the most talented designers of his generation. Its publication coincides with a retrospective exhibition at Collect Art in Lymm which opens on 24 March.

Ghislaine Howard

Ghislaine Howard was born in 1953 in Eccles and is one of the most prominent artists working in the North-West today. A painter of powerful means, her work is characterised by a passionate directness that never falls into the sentimental. The book is a testament to the continuing ambition to use painting to explore, critique and celebrate shared human experience: family, love, death, sexuality, and the vulnerability of being human in the contemporary world. Her subject matter embraces the private and the public worlds we all occupy, and owes as much to contemporary media as it does to the great artists of the past.

This substantial 300 page, hard back, cloth bound volume, written by her husband, the art historian Michael Howard, includes contributions from amongst others, Professor David Peters-Corbett of the Courtauld Institute, Jill Cook from the British Museum, Fionna Barber, Reader in Art History at MMU and Michael Simpson and Claire Stewart from the Lowry.

Brew Wild Manchester launches Wild Honey Beer

Brew Wild Manchester is a honey and herb beer project run in partnership with Grow Wild. The ingredients and inspiration for their Wild Honey beer have come from the wild urban areas of Manchester and Salford and the bee hives they support.

With a label designed by mancsy and brewed and bottled at the Red Willow Brewery in Macclesfield, the 900 litres of Honey & Herb Beer illustrate just how effectively our wild urban areas can be at contributing to more sustainable environments for future urban food production. Honey for the brew has come from bee hives at Manchester Art Gallery, Harpurhey, Heaton Park, Kersal Vale, Longford Park, Wythenshawe Park and Manchester Cathedral.

The launch event will combine short films of the project, Q&A with the project team, and of course tasting Wild Honey Beer.

Sound Scape: By Lorna Green and Julia Harding in collaboration with KEMS Contemporary

Join us for the live performance of Sound Scape as artist Lorna Green, in collaboration with composer Julia Harding, with musicians from KEMS Contemporary, explore the relationship between sculpture and live music.

As the musicians move around the installation, they perform music which has been inspired by natural materials and objects, all linked by a grid system.

Supported by a Professional Development Bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.

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Shirley Baker exhibition preview

The exhibition includes previously unseen colour photographs alongside black and white images and ephemera including magazine spreads, contact sheets and various sketches.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

 

The Edwardians exhibition tour

Join curator Hannah Williamson for a tour of The Edwardians, an exhibition that  illustrates the glamour and evocative landscapes of the 1900s and posits the Edwardian era as a sparking point between the Victorian and the Modern periods.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

 

Bees at the gallery

Join the gallery’s beekeeper John Mouncey for a fascinating talk about the three hives on the gallery roof which house approximately 100,000 bees. The bees play a major role as pollinators for plants in the city centre and the hives are also the source of honey and a lip balm that are sold in the gallery shop.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

 

Take notice: Art and mindfulness

Our tendency to want to quickly skip from one thing to the next is a common enough experience for all of us. Modern technology is designed to let us skip from one interest to the other. And this is fine. In Take notice sessions we are inviting people to stay put for a while and be with the experience of just looking at a painting.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk