Manchester Art Gallery

That was then, this is now

From 1961 – 1981 photographer Shirley Baker documented what she saw as the needless destruction of working class communities. The exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery specifically focuses on her depictions of the urban clearance programmes of inner city Manchester and Salford.

Add your thoughts  or experiences to the exhibition audio guide

Come on your own, with a friend, relative or younger family member to select a Shirley Baker photograph and make a 3 minute audio recording sharing your thoughts and experiences. Your recording may contribute to a second version of our exhibition audio guide launching on 29 July.

I hope, by bridging time through the magic of photography, a connection has been made with a past that should not be forgotten

Shirley Baker

22 and 23 July, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Lecture Theatre

That was then, this is now

From 1961 – 1981 photographer Shirley Baker documented what she saw as the needless destruction of working class communities. The exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery specifically focuses on her depictions of the urban clearance programmes of inner city Manchester and Salford.

Add your thoughts  or experiences to the exhibition audio guide

Come on your own, with a friend, relative or younger family member to select a Shirley Baker photograph and make a 3 minute audio recording sharing your thoughts and experiences. Your recording may contribute to a second version of our exhibition audio guide launching on 29 July.

I hope, by bridging time through the magic of photography, a connection has been made with a past that should not be forgotten

Shirley Baker

22 and 23 July, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Lecture Theatre

Document of Now – half term for 14-19 year olds

Manchester is changing.

How will you use photography to capture the social, cultural and political identity of Manchester?

What do we even mean when we talk about social, cultural and political identities of a place?

Work with artist Carly Bainbridge, photographer Quainaat Irfan, and curator Kate Jesson to create a document of now photobook.

You will visit the Strange and Familiar and Pre-Raphaelite exhibitions, take a ‘psychogeographic’ walk through Hulme and Ancoats to capture content for your document of now, and develop skills of interpretation and editing to assemble and present your photobook.

Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February, 11am – 4pm (lunches included)

Contact Kate Day to book: k.day1@manchester.gov.uk / 0161 2358855

Find out more about our Creative Consultants programme for young people http://manchesterartgallery.org/learn/young-people/

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