Manchester Art Gallery

Black British Artists: the history of British Modernism from 1900 to the present day

For Black History Month we begin a 12 month programme of conversations, investigating how Black British Modern Art has been considered historically and to the present day. Join us for this initial event which will help us shape what happens next.

Looking at depictions of race from both the 19th century galleries and the exhibition of contemporary interventionist works by Risham Syed this session will raise issues of black identity and its difficult relationship to the legacy of the British Empire.

Within the context of Black History Month, Manchester School of Art’s Dr Beccy Kennedy and  Manchester Art Gallery curator Kate Jesson,  will each present a short provocation which contexualises a work of art within the galleries, before opening up the discussion to focus on what the term ‘Black History’ means in Britain today.

You can find out more about Dr Beccy Kennedy here.

Booking

The event is free but please reserve a space on Eventbrite.

October half term takeover for 14-19 year olds

Our Creative consultants will be your hosts for the evening, helping you take inspiration from Hetain Patel’s exhibition.

Come along for an evening of art, curated by our team of 14-19 year olds and join us in creating, making and talking about art.

This is your chance to meet the Creative consultants and see and hear about their recent work.

Follow our Creative consultants on Instagram to see images of their work.

Therapeutic Thursday

6pm

  •  Mindful movement with Mika – be active in gallery spaces amongst art

  • The art of wellbeing tour

  • Mindful art making delivered by The Owl and The Coconut

6.30pm

  • Spoken word – poetry by Samuel Cole

  • Take notice session – explore artworks using mindfulness

7pm

  • Mindful movement with Mika – be active in gallery spaces amongst art

7.30pm

  • Spoken word: poetry by Samuel Cole

  • Take notice session – explore artworks using mindfulness

8pm

  • Speeches from Self Help Services

Look at the hands: Discussion with Hetain Patel, Chirag Lukha and Louise Stern

Bringing together artist Hetain Patel, martial arts expert and choreographer, Chirag Lukha, and writer and artist Louise Stern, this event explores the impact and power of non verbal communication. Gain new perspective on sign language, facial gesture and Kung Fu and share your thoughts on how we all communicate with our bodies.

This event will be interpreted in both American Sign Language and British Sign Language.

Booking

The event is free but please reserve a space on Eventbrite.

Thursday late: Make & Meet

Meet in our Design Gallery and work with Manchester’s emerging designers to explore and make in our dynamic and vibrant South Asian Design exhibition.

Everyone welcome. No need to book, just drop in.

Thursday late: Meet and Make

Meet in our Design Gallery and work with Manchester’s emerging designers to explore and make in our dynamic and vibrant South Asian Design exhibition.

Everyone welcome. No need to book, just drop in.

Thursday late: Drink, draw, de-stress

Join artist Naomi Kendrick in this early evening event, where we explore drawing to music and sound inspired by the work of Waqas Khan. Enjoy a drink, pick up a pastel and make marks to music from South Asia.

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.

Join artist Hina Ansari and create your own henna designs inspired by artworks and patterns on display in our South Asian Design exhibition. Paint your final creations onto your skin or fabric.

Drop in. Stay for 20 minutes or 2 hours.

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

#MAGadults

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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.

Join artist Hina Ansari and create your own henna designs inspired by artworks and patterns on display in our South Asian Design exhibition. Paint your final creations onto your skin or fabric.

Drop in. Stay for 20 minutes or 2 hours.

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.

Join artist Hina Ansari and create your own henna designs inspired by artworks and patterns on display in our South Asian Design exhibition. Paint your final creations onto your skin or fabric.

Drop in. Stay for 20 minutes or 2 hours.

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

#MAGadults

#MAGmakespace