Manchester Art Gallery

Supporters Christmas Party

An event for Friends and Patrons

Join us for a festive mince pie and drinks at our annual Christmas party as we celebrate your support over the past year, and look forward to 2018.

Booking

Booking is essential, please contact the Friends Coordinator:

Tel: 0161 235 8814
Email: friends@manchester.gov.uk

Mindfulness – Take notice

Take time out from the busy city and join our Health and Wellbeing manager, Louise Thompson, who will guide you in exploring one of the gallery’s artworks using mindfulness techniques. Sit, relax and learn to Take notice.

Booking

The event is free, but booking is recommended.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

Friends tour of Manchester Central Library

Central Library was re-launched in 2014 following a £48m transformation.  Join Ian Hopkinson (Service Development Specialist) to see the highlights of the major refurbishment and discover how the jewel in the crown of Manchester Libraries functions as a modern venue fit for the 21st century.

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

Friends tour of shows by six South Asian contemporary artists

Join curators Natasha Howes and Clare Gannaway for a tour of shows by six South Asian contemporary artists: Neha Choksi, Waqas Khan, Mehreen Murtaza, Hetain Patel, Risham Syed and The Tentative Collective.

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

New Friends tour

Even if you are already familiar with the history and activities of the gallery, we would highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity as we’re sure you will still learn something new.

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

Friends tour of the Pre-Raphaelites

The Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces are at the heart of Manchester’s collection. Join curator Hannah Williamson on this tour, which examines the impact of this revolutionary movement in British art.

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

Watercolour workshop

Be inspired by the works in the gallery before producing your own watercolour under the guidance of experiences tutor Charles Hickson.

All materials included – though you may of course bring your own. No experience necessary.

Booking

The event costs £30, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

South Asian Design Friends tour

Join curator Janet Boston for a tour of our South Asian Design exhibition. The beautiful Design Gallery is the setting for this exhibition of a range of stunning design originating in South Asia.

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

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

 

Watercolour workshop

Join tutor Charles Hickson for a watercolour workshop. Be inspired by the Wynford Dewhurst exhibition in the gallery and then produce your own work.

All materials included – though you may of course bring your own. No experience necessary.

Booking

The event costs £25, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk