Manchester Art Gallery


An exhibition from art students inspired by, An Exhibition for Modern Living, which reflects their views and comments on the world around them.

Manchester Art Gallery
Tuesday 5 January 2016–Thursday 7 January 2016

12-4pm Free

Manchester Art Gallery commissioned students from Manchester College and Xaverian College to create artworks inspired by adornment, consumerism, symbolism and taste.

Thirteen works were displayed that included craft, digital, fashion, ornament, sculpture and textile outcomes. The selected pieces were connected to Matthew Darbyshire’s show, An Exhibition for Modern Living and his exploration of reappropriation, either through the use of materials or progression of ideas.

This event was part of the Future Creative’s  programme, where Manchester Art Gallery creates a live brief that engages local colleges with a major exhibition.

This show was kindly supported by The Ernest Cook Trust.

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