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  • Mindful marks: de-stress and draw

    15 March 2019

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    Join artist Naomi Kendrick and find your flow in these multi-sensory, experimental drawing workshops. Immerse yourself in the music that fills the beautiful gallery space and pick up a pastel to make your mark. Free, drop-in, no need to book.  

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  • Writers Takeover ii

    13 December 2018

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    Mapping the narrative in artworks Carole Page – English teacher, teacher educator, gallery educator, writer Over a series of three, repeated workshops, I have been trialling the use of story maps as a creative approach to developing writing drawn from a single artwork. The workshop activities begin with close looking, using elements of line, tone, […]

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  • Writer’s Takeover

    13 December 2018

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    Art and Writing: Imagining stories through artworks Carole Page – English teacher, teacher educator, gallery educator, writer Some weeks ago, The Guardian printed extracts from The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones (Thames and Hudson). In these extracts, Robert MacFarlane wrote about the map of Treasure Island, that Robert Louis […]

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  • A Statement Against Decree 349

    11 December 2018

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    Manchester Art Gallery reiterates its support for the right of all artists and citizens to free and independent expression and activity in the public sphere.

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  • Leuven and Paris: gallery loans into Europe this month

    31 October 2018

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    As well as extending the reach of the collection, loans are often an opportunity to undertake conservation work.

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  • On the MAGnetblog: An Ode to Thursday Lates

    6 September 2018

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    As we celebrate the legacy of our Thursday Lates and look forward to the future of our First Wednesdays in October, Patrick from our VS team has written a heartfelt ‘Ode to Thursday Lates’. Read this in full on the MAGnet blog by clicking here.    

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  • Taking inspiration from armadillos: an update on costume conservation

    21 August 2018

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    Student Becky Doonan from Glasgow University’s Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History explains how she “took inspiration from armadillos and the way that their overlapping plates allow them to curl and uncurl” during her conservation of a 1950’s Dior dress from the collection housed at Platt Hall Gallery of Costume. Read Becky’s blog post […]

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  • How can art enhance public health services for young families?

    13 August 2018

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    In January 2017 I started working at Manchester Art Gallery as the Learning Manager, Families, a role that I love. I am responsible for making our amazing gallery as relevant and engaging as possible for all families in Manchester and beyond. Our family programme consists of public events, like our school holiday art sessions and […]

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  • On the MAGnet blog: Movie MAGic

    7 August 2018

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    The MAGnet blog is a platform for reading and sharing ideas. Here, we tap into the wealth of knowledge in our teams; conveying the individual interests and personalities of the people who work at Manchester Art Gallery. In Movie MAGic, we’ll be reviewing films with art or artist-related themes from Hollywood biopics to foreign art […]

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  • All this talk of wellbeing – but what does it actually mean?

    30 July 2018

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    Wellbeing is everywhere. Well, at least talk of it is. I’ve seen books on happy salads, the zen art of washing your face and even mindfulness for dogs! I remember the days when I had to scour the internet for books on mindfulness and now Waterstones has an entire section on it. This is great […]

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