Manchester Art Gallery

Art Bites online 30 June

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 23 June

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 16 June

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 9 June

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 26 May

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 19 May

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 12 May

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 5 May

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Stories we Share online 21 June

We all have stories to tell about our relationship to tea and coffee. Join a team of staff and gallery volunteers for a relaxed conversation about all things related to hot drinks.

Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?

Some of the questions we’d love to discuss with you over a brew on a Monday morning:

What are your favourite mugs and cups?
How do you make your tea and coffee?
Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?
What kind of mugs, cups, teapots, coffee pots do you love and why?
Do you have particular cultural connections with tea and coffee?

We will be showing objects related to tea and coffee drinking from the gallery’s online collection and we would love you to bring your favourite mug with you to the session and share your stories.

This session usually runs in the gallery and is connected with the current exhibition Trading Station.

Want to join in?

Please book your place in the next Stories we Share session on Eventbrite.

We will be using Zoom to bring people together.

You can access Zoom though a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic.

You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

 

Screengrab of a Zoom session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories we Share online 7 June

We all have stories to tell about our relationship to tea and coffee. Join a team of staff and gallery volunteers for a relaxed conversation about all things related to hot drinks.

Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?

Some of the questions we’d love to discuss with you over a brew on a Monday morning:

What are your favourite mugs and cups?
How do you make your tea and coffee?
Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?
What kind of mugs, cups, teapots, coffee pots do you love and why?
Do you have particular cultural connections with tea and coffee?

We will be showing objects related to tea and coffee drinking from the gallery’s online collection and we would love you to bring your favourite mug with you to the session and share your stories.

This session usually runs in the gallery and is connected with the current exhibition Trading Station.

Want to join in?

Please book your place in the next Stories we Share session on Eventbrite.

We will be using Zoom to bring people together.

You can access Zoom though a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic.

You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

 

Screengrab of a Zoom session