Manchester Art Gallery

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.

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.

First Wednesday

See things differently after dark with this month’s eclectic line up.

Philosophy Cafe

6-8pm, meet in the cafe
The Philosophy cafe is the perfect opportunity to experience art and discuss a philosophical question, creating a space for people to talk and think together. The topic for this session is, ‘Can a photograph ever provide a true record of a situation?’

If you wonder what a Philosophy Cafe session might be like, check out this recent review.

Being Present / In The Footsteps

5.30pm-8pm
Join us for an evening of performances specially commissioned in response to our current exhibition Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Reflection curated by Hammad Nasar with Kate Jesson.

Being Present is a performative response to the exhibition by artists Bettina Fung, Ada Hao and Nicholas Tee from Asia-Art-Activism, a research network exploring Asia, art and activism in the UK and beyond. Curated by Annie Jael Kwan.

In the Footsteps (of Delia Derbyshire and Li Yuan-chia) is a collaborative project between artist and filmmaker Madelon Hooykaas and composer and sound artist Caro C.
Madelon Hooykaas – moving image with live drawing and voice
Caro C – live sound and music (piano, voice and electronics)

This commission has been supported by the LYC Foundation

image credit: Madelon Hooykaas

Something HumanArts Council England Asia Arts Activism


VA Collective 3

6pm–8pm
A presentation and discussion about the Disability Arts Movement, Collections and non-political art.

Tony Heaton Great Britain from a Wheelchair 1994 courtesy of NDACA


Martin Parr: Return to Manchester, exhibition talk

6.30pm–7.30pm
Simon Bray, Photographer and Producer of Parr’s new commission gives his insights into working with the Magnum photographer.

Martin Parr, Manchester Irish Festival