Manchester Art Gallery

Art Bites online 27 May

We can’t be 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.

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.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

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

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 27 May

McFadyen, Jock; Waiting for the Cortina Boys; 

Leighton, Edmund Blair; Waiting for the Coach; 

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.

Art Bites online 29 July

We can’t be 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.

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.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

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

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 29 July will be posted here before the event

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.

Art Bites online 22 July

We can’t be 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.

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.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

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

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 22 July will be posted here before the event

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.

Art Bites online 15 July

We can’t be 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.

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.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

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

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 15 July will be posted here before the event

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.

Art Bites online 8 July

We can’t be 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.

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.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

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

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 8 July will be posted here before the event

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.

Art Bites online 1 July

We can’t be 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.

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.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

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

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 1 July will be posted here before the event

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.

Art Bites online 24 June

We can’t be 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.

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.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

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

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 24 June will be posted here before the event

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.

Art Bites online 17 June

We can’t be 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.

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.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

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

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 17 June will be posted here before the event

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.

Art Bites online 10 June

We can’t be 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.

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.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

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

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 10 June will be posted here before the event

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.

Art Bites online 3 June

We can’t be 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.

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.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

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

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 3 June

Suburban Summer by Harry Rutherford, 1935

Landscape of the Unknown God by Cecil Collins, 1960

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.