Manchester Art Gallery

See What I See

See What I See presents moving image works by contemporary visual artists Feral Practice (Fiona Macdonald), Julie del’Hopital, Maeve Rendle, Nicola Dale & Matylda Wierietielny and Victoria Lucas. For each artist, moving image is employed as a way of seeing that both complements and reaches beyond their work with sculpture, drawing, photography and/or writing. From the scripted to the chance encounter, these previously unscreened works take in animation, performance and documentary, inviting you to see what the artists see when they lend their gaze to the camera. A Q&A with the artists will follow the screenings.

This event is FREE but please click here to book your seat.

 

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Wonder Women 2018 Feminist takeover and festival launch

Led by Instigate Arts, the event is inspired by the work of the radical, Manchester-born artist and feminist campaigner Annie Swynnerton (1844–1933), whose first retrospective in over a century is on display. Swynnerton had a profound impact on the status of female artists in her home city, and actively challenged conventional notions of female beauty in her work. Her vivid canvases represent women of all ages and backgrounds, and capture the burgeoning sense of female power, strength and hope that marked the turn of the 20th century – a time when women’s roles and opportunities were beginning to change.

Instigate Arts is the Manchester-based progressive social change organisation that co-curated Wonder Women 2017’s Whose Festival is it Anyway?; a powerful panel discussion that asked whether feminist festivals are an act of disruptive activism in their own right?

Free, no need to book.

Burns night whisky tasting

Join Fine Art Curator Hannah Williamson and Trustee Robert Moss in our Scottish Gallery for an entertaining evening full of Highland art, Scottish canapés and an opportunity to sample 5 single malt whiskys from across Scotland, raising a glass to Rabbie Burns.

Cost £35. Limited to 25 spaces. Early booking essential.

Booking

Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email: friends@manchester.gov.uk

Talk and Q&A with Joe Hartley and Sam Buckley

Castlefield Gallery and Manchester Art Gallery invite you to join Manchester-based artist-maker Joe Hartley, and the innovative chef Sam Buckley of Stockport restaurant Where The Light Gets In for a talk & Q&A about their recent visit to South Korea.

In August 2017, as part of the UK-Korea Cultural Season, a group of Korea’s top craftspeople – Living National Treasures (in waiting), as they are known in their home country, or Masters, visited the North West of England as part of a year-long cultural exchange programme called Treasure, between artists and master craftspeople in South Korea and artist / makers in the region.

Whilst exploring Manchester, including Manchester Art Gallery’s collections, and the ‘treasures of Cumbria’, the Korean Masters, Shin Gyung-Kyun, Lim Gae-Hwa and Choe Seon-Hui specialists in black bamboo, pottery (in particular the venerated Moon Vase) and cookery, were introduced to Joe Hartley, Sam Buckley, and Cumbrian furniture-maker and designer Tom Philipson. The artists and makers came together and began a process of exchanging skills and ideas, with an ambition to collaboratively conceive and produce ‘useful’ products that ‘anyone’ can make. Members of the public in Cumbria and Manchester had opportunity to meet, learn, exchange and make alongside the group.

When exploring Manchester Art Gallery’s collections, Master Moon-Vase-maker Shin Gyung-Kyun, was particularly excited by the gallery’s Moon Vase – believing it is particularly special due to its origins and its decorative features which he found to be overwhelming playful.

In November 2017 Sam and Joe traveled together to Busan in South Korea to spend time learning from the Masters, and then onto Gwangju to spend time with emerging contemporary artists based there and associated with artist residency organisation Barim.

Join Joe and Sam at Manchester Art Gallery to hear them reflect on their experience, ask them questions and discover more about Treasure as it will unfold over 2018.

Joe Hartley

Artist-maker Joe Hartley worked as a butcher, a cook and a baker (among other jobs) before studying 3-D Design as a mature student, graduating from Manchester School of Art in 2012. Having started to work with ceramics at the age of ten, his high levels of skill have provided a bedrock for his exploration of clay and other materials. Joe uses objects, and the process of making them, to communicate ideas; the ideas and use dictate the form of what he makes. In 2016 Joe project-managed the building and fitting out of the Pilcrow Pub in Manchester city centre, working with groups from various communities to design and make the fittings for the pubs, in so doing engendering a sense of ownership and belonging. He then co-founded OH OK LTD based around a shared belief that places work better when everybody is involved with building them; OH OK LTD have launched a public fabrication workshop, created large scale public artwork, delivered a number of city centre events, and are overseeing the creation of public events and market space within NOMA.
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Sam Buckley

Sam Buckley is chef/proprietor of the Stockport restaurant – Where the Light Gets In. It is here that Sam and the team explore nature and our connection to it through a ‘no choice menu’ often spanning 16 courses. Sam’s food is concerned with bringing the diner closer to the idea that beauty and intimacy are first found in the natural state of the produce itself. Sam studied with renowned chefs Simon Rogan at Enclume and Paul Kitching at Juniper. In between stints in the kitchen time was spent traveling throughout Europe and Asia watching closely how a community engages with their food culture to create strong community links and healthy bodies and minds.
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Booking

The event is free, but booking is advised. Book now at Eventbrite.

The programme, Treasure, is a collaboration between Castlefield Gallery and Grizedale Arts in Cumbria, supported by the Arts Council Korea and Arts Council England. Castlefield Gallery are delighted to be among the 21 performing and visual arts projects in England and South Korea to receive awards from the joint-fund. The Arts Council England–Arts Council Korea co-investment sits alongside and complements the UK/Korea 2017–18 season, jointly organised by the British Council and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea.

BALTIC in the North East of England are leading a consortium of English organisations including Castlefield Gallery, FACT, Grizedale Arts, New Art Exchange, Site Gallery, Spike Island and Wysing Arts Centre that are working with Korean partners and artists to develop an Artists’ Residency Exchange Programme for emerging artists based in the UK and Korea.

Introduction to modern art: Impressionism to Surrealism

Interested in Modern Art? Then this course could be for you!

Through visual presentations and discussion, we will identify the major developments in Modern Art, from around 1870 with Impressionism, through all the major developments in art up to the Second World War. We will also compare cultural activity in places such as Paris and Moscow.

Course title: Introduction to Modern Art: Impressionism to Surrealism Part 1
Code: C3841253
Venue: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
Start date: 18:00 – 20:00 Thursday 11/01/2018
End Date: 08/02/2018 (5 sessions)
Tutor: Ian Irvine
Cost: £31.00 or free*

To enrol call 0300 303 3464

*If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course. Contact 0300 303 3464 for more details.

This event is delivered in partnership with the Workers Education Association (WEA).

Philosophy café at Thursday lates

The Philosophy café is the perfect opportunity to experience art and discuss a philosophical question, creating a space for people to talk and think together.  Each session starts in the gallery cafe, discussing the topic in small groups.  After this we explore an artwork on display, followed by a group discussion in a gallery space, amongst our world class exhibitions and collections.

No need to book. Just turn up and meet in the cafe bar.

For more information please contact: Ruth Edson:

Tel: 0161 2358877
Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

Philosophy café at Thursday lates

The Philosophy café is the perfect opportunity to experience art and discuss a philosophical question, creating a space for people to talk and think together.  Each session starts in the gallery cafe, discussing the topic in small groups.  After this we explore an artwork on display, followed by a group discussion in a gallery space, amongst our world class exhibitions and collections.

No need to book. Just turn up and meet in the cafe bar.

For more information please contact: Ruth Edson:

Tel: 0161 2358877
Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

Philosophy café at Thursday lates

The Philosophy café is the perfect opportunity to experience art and discuss a philosophical question, creating a space for people to talk and think together.  Each session starts in the gallery cafe, discussing the topic in small groups.  After this we explore an artwork on display, followed by a group discussion in a gallery space, amongst our world class exhibitions and collections.

No need to book. Just turn up and meet in the cafe bar.

For more information please contact: Ruth Edson:

Tel: 0161 2358877
Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

Philosophy café at Thursday lates

The Philosophy café is the perfect opportunity to experience art and discuss a philosophical question, creating a space for people to talk and think together.  Each session starts in the gallery cafe, discussing the topic in small groups.  After this we explore an artwork on display, followed by a group discussion in a gallery space, amongst our world class exhibitions and collections.

No need to book. Just turn up and meet in the cafe bar.

For more information please contact: Ruth Edson:

Tel: 0161 2358877
Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

Philosophy café at Thursday lates

The Philosophy café is the perfect opportunity to experience art and discuss a philosophical question, creating a space for people to talk and think together.  Each session starts in the gallery cafe, discussing the topic in small groups.  After this we explore an artwork on display, followed by a group discussion in a gallery space, amongst our world class exhibitions and collections.

No need to book. Just turn up and meet in the cafe bar.

For more information please contact: Ruth Edson:

Tel: 0161 2358877
Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk