Manchester Art Gallery

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

#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

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.

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

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