Manchester Art Gallery

Global Climate Strike

On Friday 20 September, the gallery is supporting the Global Climate Strike organised by Youth Strike 4 Climate. The gallery will be open as usual and Studio 1 will be used by students and others on the day as a place to gather and organise.

There will be activity in St Peter’s Square 10am – 4pm and a march leaving St. Peter’s Square at 1pm, which all are welcome to attend.

Why are we doing this?

Our exhibition Get Together and Get Things Done has galvanised  visitors and staff, giving them an opportunity to reflect on the rights of people to protest. The exhibition uses cultural artifacts to reveal how across time and place, people have gathered together to have their voices heard whenever they have felt oppressed or unheard. Alongside the exhibits themselves, visitors have been leaving comments about the themes of the exhibition, about the works and more frequently, about their current concerns. Below are a selection which refer specifically to the global climate emergency.

“We need to stop putting the blame and responsibility of global warming on the little people, and instead point the finger at the powerful corporations. Switching off a light and reusing a plastic bag will do nothing when companies are pumping tonnes of toxic waste into landfill + the ocean”

“Consumption cannot continue at its current levels or at its current pace. We must question what is a need and what is a desire, then we move forwards. A decrease in consumption is the way to sustainability”

“Children have amazing perspectives on their world, and their wonderful questions help us to cut through the complex that can help us adults if we give them voice and space. Look at Greta Thunberg – what an inspiration”

“Be angry. Be angry about hatred, greed and indifference. But not so angry you can’t speak, can’t listen, can’t change”

Halima Cassell: Artist talk

Halima Cassell is one of the UK’s most distinctive and dynamic ceramicists and sculptors. Inspired by geometry, architecture, natural forms and foreign travel, she creates deeply carved forms in unglazed ceramic, bronze, stone, wood and cast glass.

Cassell is gifted with an exceptional ability to visualise complex patterns and mentally project them on to 3-D objects. Her work is diverse in inspiration and form, but her personal style is instantly recognisable due to her bold, energetic designs, crisp carving and intuitive understanding of how to integrate pattern, form, material and scale. Her current show at the gallery, Halima Cassell: Eclectica–global inspirations is her largest to date and is an opportunity to see the full range of her work.

Join Halima as she talks about her work in the exhibition space.

Booking

The talk is free but booking is required. Book tickets at Eventbrite.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.