Manchester Art Gallery

October half term takeover for 14-19 year olds

Our Creative consultants will be your hosts for the evening, helping you take inspiration from Hetain Patel’s exhibition.

Come along for an evening of art, curated by our team of 14-19 year olds and join us in creating, making and talking about art.

This is your chance to meet the Creative consultants and see and hear about their recent work.

Follow our Creative consultants on Instagram to see images of their work.

October half term

Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2017

1-3pm
Free, drop in, suitable for all ages
We will be working with local families to design fun and creative workshops that explore the work of Mehreen Murtaza. Murtaza explores the intersecting worlds of technology and nature, science and religion and will present a new artwork exploring plant behaviour, communication and consciousness.

To see photographs of our February half term workshop, visit our Flickr page.

#MAGfamilies

October half term

Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2017

1-3pm
Free, drop in, suitable for all ages
We will be working with local families to design fun and creative workshops that explore the work of Mehreen Murtaza. Murtaza explores the intersecting worlds of technology and nature, science and religion and will present a new artwork exploring plant behaviour, communication and consciousness.

To see photographs of our February half term workshop, visit our Flickr page.

#MAGfamilies

October half term

Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2017

1-3pm
Free, drop in, suitable for all ages
We will be working with local families to design fun and creative workshops that explore the work of Mehreen Murtaza. Murtaza explores the intersecting worlds of technology and nature, science and religion and will present a new artwork exploring plant behaviour, communication and consciousness.

To see photographs of our February half term workshop, visit our Flickr page.

#MAGfamilies

October half term

Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2017

1-3pm
Free, drop in, suitable for all ages
We will be working with local families to design fun and creative workshops that explore the work of Mehreen Murtaza. Murtaza explores the intersecting worlds of technology and nature, science and religion and will present a new artwork exploring plant behaviour, communication and consciousness.

To see photographs of our February half term workshop, visit our Flickr page.

#MAGfamilies

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

Therapeutic Thursday

6pm

  •  Mindful movement with Mika – be active in gallery spaces amongst art

  • The art of wellbeing tour

  • Mindful art making delivered by The Owl and The Coconut

6.30pm

  • Spoken word – poetry by Samuel Cole

  • Take notice session – explore artworks using mindfulness

7pm

  • Mindful movement with Mika – be active in gallery spaces amongst art

7.30pm

  • Spoken word: poetry by Samuel Cole

  • Take notice session – explore artworks using mindfulness

8pm

  • Speeches from Self Help Services

The Mindful Museum – Continued Professional Development

A day for museum and gallery professionals who are curious about mindfulness and how it can be applied in a gallery context. Sharing our experience of working with different audiences and art forms, we’ll demonstrate how mindfulness practice can increase art appreciation and improve wellbeing.

Throughout the day we’ll talk about the development of our Health and Wellbeing programme and share some of the research and theory that underpins our practice.  You’ll also get to experience some creative mindfulness activities alongside mindfulness teacher and artist, Cathy Fortune.

There will be opportunity to ask questions about how to develop mindfulness in your gallery or museum.

Please note that lunch is not included so please bring some along!

If you’d like to book a place on The Mindful Museum: CPD Day please email Louise Thompson, l.thompson1@manchester.gov.uk

Free, booking essential

Look at the hands: Discussion with Hetain Patel, Chirag Lukha and Louise Stern

Bringing together artist Hetain Patel, martial arts expert and choreographer, Chirag Lukha, and writer and artist Louise Stern, this event explores the impact and power of non verbal communication. Gain new perspective on sign language, facial gesture and Kung Fu and share your thoughts on how we all communicate with our bodies.

This event will be interpreted in both American Sign Language and British Sign Language.

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