We're open later every first Wednesday of the month with live events including music and poetry, talks and discussions, art performances and late opening in the cafe and shop.
Manchester Art Gallery
Wednesday 6 March 2019, 5pm–9pm
See things differently after dark with this month’s eclectic line up.
6-8pm, meet in the cafe
The Philosophy cafe is the perfect opportunity to experience art and discuss a philosophical question, creating a space for people to talk and think together. The topic for this session is, ‘Can a photograph ever provide a true record of a situation?’
If you wonder what a Philosophy Cafe session might be like, check out this recent review.
Being Present / In The Footsteps
Join us for an evening of performances specially commissioned in response to our current exhibition Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Reflection curated by Hammad Nasar with Kate Jesson.
Being Present is a performative response to the exhibition by artists Bettina Fung, Ada Hao and Nicholas Tee from Asia-Art-Activism, a research network exploring Asia, art and activism in the UK and beyond. Curated by Annie Jael Kwan.
In the Footsteps (of Delia Derbyshire and Li Yuan-chia) is a collaborative project between artist and filmmaker Madelon Hooykaas and composer and sound artist Caro C.
Madelon Hooykaas – moving image with live drawing and voice
Caro C – live sound and music (piano, voice and electronics)
This commission has been supported by the LYC Foundation
VA Collective 3
A presentation and discussion about the Disability Arts Movement, Collections and non-political art.
Martin Parr: Return to Manchester, exhibition talk
Simon Bray, Photographer and Producer of Parr’s new commission gives his insights into working with the Magnum photographer.