Manchester Art Gallery

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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Autism Awareness

For Autism Awareness Week 2017, we have partnered up with Grange School; a school which serves Manchester’s autistic community.

We are hosting a Thursday Late event in our Clore Art Studio on Thursday 30 March 5-7pm, where you can view and discuss photographs that explore autism through perspectives offered by autistic people, their families and those who work with them.

This event aims to raise awareness, understanding and change perceptions of autism in Manchester.

Shirley Baker open day

If so we’d like to hear from you to contribute your memories to our forthcoming exhibition at the Gallery.

Between1960–1980 Salford born photographer Shirley Baker photographed the inner city communities of Manchester and Salford as their terraced homes were demolished to be replaced by high-rise living. In May 2017, a touring exhibition of Baker’s photographs, including many previously unseen colour images of 1964, will open at Manchester Art Gallery.

To accompany this significant exhibition, we’d like to include voices of people with memories of these neighbourhoods for a pioneering free exhibition audio guide.

If you have memories you’d like to share about those times and would be willing to be recorded during March 2017, come along to our Shirley Baker open day on 11 March, 11am–4pm at Manchester Art Gallery, where you can see some of Shirley Baker’s photographs, talk with the curators (why not bring along family photographs of your own from that time) and have light refreshments (subject to availability).

Places are free, turn up at any time. If you cannot attend but would like to find out more, please contact Anna Douglas, exhibition curator:

Tel: 07966 507 808
Email: andsome2014@hotmail.com

Image

Shirley Baker Hulme, July 1965 (detail)
© Shirley Baker Estate

Bees at the gallery

Join the gallery’s beekeeper John Mouncey for a fascinating talk about the three hives on the gallery roof which house approximately 100,000 bees. The bees play a major role as pollinators for plants in the city centre and the hives are also the source of honey and a lip balm that are sold in the gallery shop.

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

 

A Renaissance soundscape at the Whitworth

Thomas Schmidt, Professor of Music at the University of Manchester offers a unique way to look at the engravings of one of the radical originators and innovators of the European tradition of printmaking: Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-c. 1534), a leading printmaker of the Italian Renaissance perhaps best known for his groundbreaking collaboration with the Renaissance artist Raphael.

Booking

The event takes place at the Whitworth and 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

Object Lessons: Models and illustrations from the 19th century

David Gelsthorpe, exhibition curator of Object Lessons at Manchester Museum, will talk about George Loudon’s extraordinary collection of models and illustrations from the 19th Century – a treasure trove of wonderful, often bizarre objects.

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

 

Impressionism: A Very British Art Movement?

Join volunteer guide John Ward and curatorial volunteer Rebecca Eastment on a voyage through Wynford Dewhurst’s own imagination and have your say, as we try to evaluate his startling claim that the true origins of French Impressionism lie in the works of Constable and Turner.

the French artists simply developed a style which was British in its conception

Dewhurst was an art theorist as well as a painter and his 1904 book Impressionist Painting, Its Genesis and Development was the first important British study of Impressionism. The book became notorious for Dewhurst’s insistence that the English landscape tradition, especially the work of John Constable and J. M. W. Turner, was at the root of modern French painting. Dewhurst’s thesis was that, ‘the French artists simply developed a style which was British in its conception.’

Meet in the gallery atrium for 6pm.

English corner

English corner is a free English conversation class for people learning English.  Our English teacher leads activities that will help people to practise their speaking and listening skills, whilst exploring artworks and collections on display.

No need to book, just meet Kate at the Information desk.

English corner takes place three times a month:

First Tuesday of the month from 1-2.30 at Manchester Museum

Second Wednesday of each month from 1-2.30 at Manchester Art Gallery

Fourth Friday of the month from 10.30-12 at the Whitworth

Groups of up to 10 learners are very welcome but you must book. Please contact Ruth Edson for more information.

Tel: 0161 2358877
Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

English corner

English corner is a free English conversation class for people learning English.  Our English teacher leads activities that will help people to practise their speaking and listening skills, whilst exploring artworks and collections on display.

No need to book, just meet Kate at the Information desk.

English corner takes place three times a month:

First Tuesday of the month from 1-2.30 at Manchester Museum

Second Wednesday of each month from 1-2.30 at Manchester Art Gallery

Fourth Friday of the month from 10.30-12 at the Whitworth

Groups of up to 10 learners are very welcome but you must book. Please contact Ruth Edson for more information.

Tel: 0161 2358877
Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

English corner

English corner is a free English conversation class for people learning English.  Our English teacher leads activities that will help people to practise their speaking and listening skills, whilst exploring artworks and collections on display.

No need to book, just meet Kate at the Information desk.

English corner takes place three times a month:

First Tuesday of the month from 1-2.30 at Manchester Museum

Second Wednesday of each month from 1-2.30 at Manchester Art Gallery

Fourth Friday of the month from 10.30-12 at the Whitworth

Groups of up to 10 learners are very welcome but you must book. Please contact Ruth Edson for more information.

Tel: 0161 2358877
Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk