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.

We Make the City: Conversations about Manchester – Lahore – Karachi

How do we live in our cities and how does art make a difference to urban spaces? How do we perceive cities we live in and cities on the other side of the world? How do they shape us and we shape them? Join us for a discussion about Manchester, Lahore and Karachi.

Booking

This event is free, but please book your free place by contacting Ruth Edson:
Email: r.edson@Manchester.gov.uk
Tel: 0161 235 8877

We Make the City: Conversations about Manchester – Lahore – Karachi

How do we live in our cities and how does art make a difference to urban spaces? How do we perceive cities we live in and cities on the other side of the world? How do they shape us and we shape them? Join us for a discussion about Manchester, Lahore and Karachi.

Booking

This event is free, but please book your free place by contacting Ruth Edson:
Email: r.edson@Manchester.gov.uk
Tel: 0161 235 8877

We Make the City: Conversations about Manchester – Lahore – Karachi

How do we live in our cities and how does art make a difference to urban spaces? How do we perceive cities we live in and cities on the other side of the world? How do they shape us and we shape them? Join us for a discussion about Manchester, Lahore and Karachi.

Booking

This event is free, but please book your free place by contacting Ruth Edson:
Email: r.edson@Manchester.gov.uk
Tel: 0161 235 8877

Imtiaz Dharker

Poet Imtiaz Dharker reads her new poems inspired by the contemporary art on display as part of the Manchester Literature Festival.

Booking

The event is free but please book your ticket here.

Design Gallery Dual Language tour in Urdu and English

Discover more about the objects on display with guide, Saira Qureshi. This tour will be delivered in Urdu and English.

No need to book, just drop in.

Stories We Share

Join in with the Stories We Share discussion table at the Cheetham Hill Cultural Festival. Handle objects from the gallery’s South Asian Design collection and share stories.

Feel free to bring in your own objects which tell a story to share.

No need to book, just drop in.

Stories We Share

Each week our new team of volunteers will be holding discussions about objects.

Inspired by objects on display and handling objects, come and share your stories.

We have range of handling textiles and contemporary metal design.

Bring your own objects or photographs to the discussion that have connections to South Asia.

Stories We Share

Each week our new team of volunteers will be holding discussions about objects.

Inspired by objects on display and handling objects, come and share your stories.

We have range of handling textiles and contemporary metal design.

Bring your own objects or photographs to the discussion that have connections to South Asia.

Stories We Share

Each week our new team of volunteers will be holding discussions about objects.

Inspired by objects on display and handling objects, come and share your stories.

We have range of handling textiles and contemporary metal design.

Bring your own objects or photographs to the discussion that have connections to South Asia.