Manchester Art Gallery

MAG Unlocked : Looking for Love

We will be looking at paintings, sculptures and photographs that have all been inspired by, or represent, love in its many forms and phases. Whether it is romantic, religious, familial, erotic, or passionate love, it’s all been explored by artists in diverse ways throughout time.

Manchester Art Gallery has an amazing team of volunteer guides who deliver tours at the gallery usually four times a week While we can’t gather people together physically for tours at this time, the team will be delivering online sessions twice a month using Zoom.

Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.


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Derek Jarman Queer, 1992

MAG Unlocked: Trading Station

The gallery collection includes this cosy image of a familiar occasion titled: Evening, by Isabel Codrington. Join Manchester Art Gallery guide Richard to look deeper into a history of exploration, commerce, deception and exploitation illustrated through the Trading Station exhibition of art works and objects featured in our Design gallery.

Manchester Art Gallery has an amazing team of volunteer guides who deliver tours at the gallery usually four times a week. While we can’t gather people together physically for tours at this time, the team will be delivering online sessions twice a month using Zoom.

Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.

Future dates:

Saturdays, 6 February 2021, 4 – 5pm
Saturdays, 20 February 2021, 4 – 5pm

MAG Unlocked: Looking backwards, looking forwards

Tour Guide Ann Jackson will introduce you to some of these works and examine the artists’ intentions. 

Manchester Art Gallery has an amazing team of volunteer guides who deliver tours at the gallery usually four times a week While we can’t gather people together physically for tours at this time, the team will be delivering online sessions twice a month using Zoom.

Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.

Future dates:

Saturdays, 6 March 2021, 4 – 5pm
Saturdays, 20 March 2021, 4 – 5pm

MAG Unwrapped : 10 presents for Christmas from the MAG collection

The volunteer guide team will give us ‘gifts’ of art works from Manchester Art Gallery’s collection. Imagine a pot luck festive feast of visual images as each guide shares their choice of art work.

Manchester Art Gallery has an amazing team of volunteer guides who deliver tours at the gallery usually four times a week. While we can’t gather people together physically for tours at this time, the team will be delivering online sessions twice a month using Zoom.

Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.

Future dates:

Saturday, 9 January 2021, 4 – 5pm
Saturday, 23 January 2021, 4 – 5pm

MAG Unlocked: ‘True to Life’ and ‘East meets West’

True to Life – British Realism in the 1920s and 1930s  – Realism in the twentieth century does not describe a defined art movement; more a group of individual artists intent on depicting honest, unidealised, contemporary subject matter, and often working against the avant garde trends of the day. Join tour guide, Debbie to explore the range of styles and ideologies exhibited by these artists, using paintings from the gallery’s collection. 

East Meets West – From the 1830s, British artists began to travel independently to the Middle East to capture on canvas the bustling cities, the scenery and scenes of everyday life. They became known as The Orientalists, a term and approach now widely debated. Join tour guide Isabelle exploring the way artists painted countries on trade routes, Eygpt, Turkey, Palestine.

Manchester Art Gallery has an amazing team of volunteer guides who deliver tours at the gallery usually four times a week. While we can’t gather people together physically for tours at this time, the team will be delivering online sessions twice a month using Zoom.

Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.


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William James Müller An Encampment in the Desert, 1844-45

MAG Unlocked – Life, renewal and the rhythm of the seasons


Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turned

This is Shakespeare’s haunting reflection on the mysterious coming and going of the seasons, and Manchester Art Gallery is the perfect place to see it all play out beautifully. Join volunteer guide John Ward as he explores the enriching and life-giving qualities of both Spring and Autumn as revealed in our historic, modern and contemporary art.

Manchester Art Gallery has an amazing team of volunteer guides who deliver tours at the gallery usually four times a week. While we can’t gather people together physically for tours at this time, the team will be delivering online sessions twice a month using Zoom.

Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.

Future dates:

Saturday, 20 March 2021, 4 – 5pm


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Frederick James Porter Landscape with River

MAG Unlocked: Greeks in the Gallery

Join tour guide Pauline and explore the myths and legends illustrated by some of the pictures and sculptures in the gallery.

Manchester Art Gallery has an amazing team of volunteer guides who deliver tours at the gallery usually four times a week. While we can’t gather people together physically for tours at this time, the team will be delivering online sessions twice a month using Zoom.

Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.

Future dates

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 4 – 5pm
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 4 – 5pm

MAG Unlocked: Out of the crate

Out of the Crate is an exciting exhibition of the Gallery’s sculpture collection, much of which had not been displayed for many years. The three rooms show how works are stored and cared for, explore hidden stories about works we know very little about, and encourage conversation about art. This part of Manchester Art Gallery is temporarily closed because of Covid, but this illustrated talk from tour guide Julia will give you a taste of the delights in store for you when it re-opens to the public. 

Manchester Art Gallery has an amazing team of volunteer guides who deliver tours at the gallery usually four times a week. While we can’t gather people together physically for tours at this time, the team will be delivering online sessions twice a month using Zoom.

Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.

Future dates

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 4 – 5pm
Saturday, 6 February 2021, 4 – 5pm

Juno Calypso artist talk

Juno Calypso is an award-winning photographic artist. After winning the British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award in 2016 she has achieved great critical and commercial success, working with galleries such as TJ Boulting and Foam Amsterdam, and clients including Burberry.

Her work presents a performance of femininity through the portrayal of Joyce, a character first developed whilst studying at London College of Communication who has since ventured from honeymoon suites in Pennsylvania to a nuclear bunker. Calypso looks critically at the construction of femininity using the imagery of horror and humour in equal measure.

Her most recent project, What to do with a Million Years, was exhibited as her second solo show at TJ Boulting and published by Trolley Books. The work uses the backdrop of a nuclear bunker in Nevada to look at our obsession with preserving life, youth and beauty.

Juno’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Saatchi Gallery; Les Rencontres d’Arles; Unseen Photo Festival and Flowers Gallery. Her work was purchased by The Manchester Contemporary Art Fund in 2018 and is currently on display at the gallery as part of our public collection.

junocalypso.com

Booking

Tickets cost £4 (Redeye Members), £6 (Concessions), £8 (Full Price).
Tickets are available via Redeye’s website.

Stories We Share

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, our team of volunteers will be in Trading Station with a variety of objects that can be handled.

https://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibitions-and-events/exhibition/trading-station/

Spend time with them and other visitors having a chat for 10 minutes or the full 2 hours. Drop in for as little or as long as you like!

This session is an opportunity to meet and have a conversation with people about the ideas and issues in the exhibtion, using the handling objects to spark thoughts.

What role do hot drinks play in your life?

Do you have any favourite mugs, teapots, coffee making rituals?

What do you think about the global connections with hot drinks?

Have you experience of cultural traditions connected to hot drinks from around the world?

Bring along any objects connected to hot drinks that you would like to share.