Manchester Art Gallery

Art bites

30 minutes, 2 art works.

Art bites is about looking, thinking, asking questions and sharing ideas.

Join in this open discussion, no right or wrong, no knowledge required, just opinions and thoughts.

#MAGadults

Art bites

30 minutes, 2 art works.

Art bites is about looking, thinking, asking questions and sharing ideas.

Join in this open discussion, no right or wrong, no knowledge required, just opinions and thoughts.

#MAGadults

Art bites

30 minutes, 2 art works.

Art bites is about looking, thinking, asking questions and sharing ideas.

Join in this open discussion, no right or wrong, no knowledge required, just opinions and thoughts.

#MAGadults

Art bites

30 minutes, 2 art works.

Art bites is about looking, thinking, asking questions and sharing ideas.

Join in this open discussion, no right or wrong, no knowledge required, just opinions and thoughts.

#MAGadults

Art bites

30 minutes, 2 art works.

Art bites is about looking, thinking, asking questions and sharing ideas.

Join in this open discussion, no right or wrong, no knowledge required, just opinions and thoughts.

#MAGadults

Art bites

30 minutes, 2 art works.

Art bites is about looking, thinking, asking questions and sharing ideas.

Join in this open discussion, no right or wrong, no knowledge required, just opinions and thoughts.

#MAGadults

Art bites

30 minutes, 2 art works.

Art bites is about looking, thinking, asking questions and sharing ideas.

Join in this open discussion, no right or wrong, no knowledge required, just opinions and thoughts.

#MAGadults

The uncomfortable truths around tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Join us for a conversation in the lead up to a new exhibition exploring the history of tea, coffee and hot chocolate: how they arrived in the UK, their hidden histories of slavery and colonisation and changing patterns of consumption right up to the present day.

The conversation will be led by a group of teachers following on from Tanya Bruguera’s School of Integration.  Art and objects due to go on display will be a starting point for conversations with an opportunity to gather comments to contribute towards interpretation in the exhibition.  Part of the Journeys Festival 2019.


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Harold Sandys Williamson Picking Empire Grown Tea 1934
One of a series of posters commissioned for the Empire Marketing Board.

Lunchtime Get Together

Get together with gallery staff to discuss themes explored in the exhibition. This conversation will particularly look at the theme of Trade, as we will be joined by a local resident whose ancestor conducted his business in the Manchester Royal Exchange.

The conversation will be in Gallery 17, Get Together and Get Things Done.


 

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Fredrick Sargent & HL Saunders Interior of the Manchester Royal Exchange 1877, detail

Patrick T Davies: Cesspit Assessment

Patrick T. Davies is a spoken word artist and musician based in Manchester. Earlier this year he released his debut EP, Terrible Twenties, a poetic trip through the turbulent British landscape of the current day combined with some of his own, more insular, concerns.

But from despondency and disquiet must come change. With this in mind, the gallery’s Get Together and Get Things Done space will provide the back-drop for a unique one-off performance.

To tie in with the gallery’s exhibition to mark the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre and a century of change through socio-political dissent, Davies will perform a special one-man show entitled Cesspit Assessment – an arsenal of visceral spoken word set to a soundtrack of catchy electronica, accompanied by the space’s wealth of artistic intrigue.

@PTDavieswords