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.

Artist Lindsey Bull creates delicate watercolour portraits, which evoke personality and playfulness.

Inspired by the works in To be Human, Lindsey invites you to create contemporary portraits using watercolours. Try your hand at capturing the likeness of a person and see whether you can control the medium as you increase the use of water or are limited by time.

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

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First to see

Manchester Art Gallery stays open late for the launch night of two new exhibitions as part of Manchester After Hours: be among the first to see Shirley Baker: Women and Children; and Loitering Men, a showcase of the trailblazing British street photographer’s work around the urban clearance programmes in Manchester and Salford from the 1960s onwards, as well as South Asian Design, an exhibition that spans South Asian craft over the last three centuries – including ceramics, textiles and metalwork from Manchester City Galleries’ historic collections that have been specially conserved for display – alongside the contemporary art it has inspired.

This is us

Come and join us to share stories, be creative, make art and have a great evening.

  • Discover more about the work of Shirley Baker in our curator’s tour starting at 5.45 pm

  • Join in with recent work and activities created by members of the Age Friendly Collective.

  • Bring along your photos and objects that tell a story about inner city Manchester and Salford during the time of Shirley Baker’s photos.

  • Hear poetry performed by the ‘Opening Doors’ creative writing group from Hulme.

  • Enjoy live music and games from Moss Side’s Yellow Bird Age Friendly group.

  • Listen to children from Divine Mercy School, Moss Side in conversation with members of the Age Friendly Collective.

This is us has been organised by Manchester Art Gallery’s Age Collective.

For more information about This is us, please contact Ruth Edson on 0161 235 8877or email r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

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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.

Artist Lindsey Bull creates delicate watercolour portraits, which evoke personality and playfulness.

Inspired by the works in To be Human, Lindsey invites you to create contemporary portraits using watercolours. Try your hand at capturing the likeness of a person and see whether you can control the medium as you increase the use of water or are limited by time.

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

#MAGadults

#MAGmakespace

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