Manchester Art Gallery

Art Bites online 30 September

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 30 September

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 30 September 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 23 September

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 23 September

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 23 September 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 16 September

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 16 September

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 16 September 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 9 September

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 9 September

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 9 September 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 2 September

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 2 September

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 2 September 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 26 August

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 26 August

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 26 August :

Now for the Painter : JMW Turner, 1827

A Flood : John Everett Millais, 1870

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 19 August

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 19 August

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 19 August :

We will be exploring two sculptures in the Out of the Crate exhibition.

Young Man Standing by Leonard McComb, 1963-1983

and

Work No.88 by Martin Creed,1995

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.

Please also bring a piece of A4 white paper to the session if you have one to hand.

Art Bites online 12 August

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 12 August

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 12 August :

The Artists Mother by Henry Measham, 1870

Mia Mama Poveretta by Walter Richard Sickert, 1901-1906

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 5 August

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 5 August

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 5 August :

Self portrait by Edward Wolfe

The Lady with Lizards by Henry Lamb, 1930-1933

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 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.