Manchester Art Gallery

Drink but with love – Truck art painting workshop

By the end of the session, you will have your own painted pot to use as you wish.

As we can’t meet physically as a group in the gallery at the moment, we are carrying on offering our adult programme online.

Paint your own Truck Art inspired coaster with artist Lubna Tahir

Paint your own beautiful tin pot inspired by Pakistani Truck Art and chai tea culture. Artist Lubna Tahir will guide you through the process inspired by her Drink but with Love table on display in the Trading Station teahouse. By the end of the session, you will have your own painted pot to use as you wish.

This event is happening online and will be led by Lubna from the Trading Station teahouse. Due to Covid19 restrictions, we cannot run the session as planned and provide materials. The event is free but you will need to have the following materials to be able to join in. You will have some left over to use again. Please only book if you can gather these materials in advance.

You will need a suitable table/ space to work on. You may want to cover it in a newspaper before the session.

  • A tin vessel to paint on.This could be a clean and non sharp food tin, a tin candle holder, an enamel mug or plate
  • Acrylic paint: primary colours + white paint
  • A flat paint brush (more than one if possible)
  • One angled paint brush
  • Water containers
  • Plain paper / pencil
  • Tissue paper / old rag
  • A palette tray or plate for mixing paint
  • A black sharpie

We will be using the Zoom platform to run the sessions

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

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

How to book

Please book your place here selecting the correct date:

Eventbrite Drink but with love.

We look forward to seeing you!

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

English Corner

practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection

As we can’t meet physically as a group in the gallery at the moment, we are carrying on offering our adult programme online.

What is English Corner?

English Corner is for people learning to speak English. Our English tutor, Victoria will help you practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection. You can be a beginner or have more experience. All levels are welcome. It is a chance to speak English in a safe environment, meet new people and find out more about the gallery.  

Please contact Ruth Edson for more information: 

Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

English Corner online

We will be using the platform Zoom to run the sessions.

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.

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

How to book

Please book your place here selecting the correct date: Eventbrite English Corner 

We look forward to seeing you!

Future Dates

First Tuesday of every month 10.30am–12pm

2 March 2021

English Corner

practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection

As we can’t meet physically as a group in the gallery at the moment, we are carrying on offering our adult programme online.

What is English Corner?

English Corner is for people learning to speak English. Our English tutor, Victoria will help you practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection. You can be a beginner or have more experience. All levels are welcome. It is a chance to speak English in a safe environment, meet new people and find out more about the gallery.  

Please contact Ruth Edson for more information: 

Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

English Corner online

We will be using the platform Zoom to run the sessions.

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.

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

How to book

Please book your place here selecting the correct date: Eventbrite English Corner 

We look forward to seeing you!

Future Dates

First Tuesday of every month 10.30am–12pm

2 Febuary, 2 March 2021

English Corner

practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection

As we can’t meet physically as a group in the gallery at the moment, we are carrying on offering our adult programme online.

What is English Corner?

English Corner is for people learning to speak English. Our English tutor, Victoria will help you practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection. You can be a beginner or have more experience. All levels are welcome. It is a chance to speak English in a safe environment, meet new people and find out more about the gallery.  

Please contact Ruth Edson for more information: 

Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

English Corner online

We will be using the platform Zoom to run the sessions.

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.

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

How to book

Please book your place here selecting the correct date: Eventbrite English Corner 

We look forward to seeing you!

Future Dates

First Tuesday of every month 10.30am–12pm

5 January, 2 Febuary, 2 March 2021

English Corner

practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection

As we can’t meet physically as a group in the gallery at the moment, we are carrying on offering our adult programme online.

What is English Corner?

English Corner is for people learning to speak English. Our English tutor, Victoria will help you practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection. You can be a beginner or have more experience. All levels are welcome. It is a chance to speak English in a safe environment, meet new people and find out more about the gallery.  

Please contact Ruth Edson for more information: 

Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

English Corner online

We will be using the platform Zoom to run the sessions.

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.

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

How to book

Please book your place here selecting the correct date: Eventbrite English Corner 

We look forward to seeing you!

Future Dates

First Tuesday of every month 10.30am–12pm

1 December 2020, 5 January, 2 Febuary, 2 March 2021

English Corner

Practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection

As we can’t meet physically as a group in the gallery at the moment, we are carrying on offering our adult programme online.

What is English Corner?

English Corner is for people learning to speak English. Our English tutor, Victoria will help you practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection. You can be a beginner or have more experience. All levels are welcome. It is a chance to speak English in a safe environment, meet new people and find out more about the gallery.  

Please contact Ruth Edson for more information: 

Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

English Corner online

We will be using the platform Zoom to run the sessions.

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.

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

How to book

Please book your place here selecting the correct date: Eventbrite English Corner 

We look forward to seeing you!

English Corner

practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection

As we can’t meet physically as a group in the gallery at the moment, we are carrying on offering our adult programme online.

What is English Corner?

English Corner is for people learning to speak English. Our English tutor, Victoria will help you practise your speaking and listening skills while exploring artworks from the gallery collection. You can be a beginner or have more experience. All levels are welcome. It is a chance to speak English in a safe environment, meet new people and find out more about the gallery.
Please contact Ruth Edson for more information:

Email: r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

English Corner online

We will be using the platform Zoom to run the sessions.

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.

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

How to book

Please book your place here selecting the correct date: Eventbrite English Corner

We look forward to seeing you!

Future Dates

First Tuesday of every month 10.30am–12pm

6 October, 3 November, 1 December 2020, 5 January, 2 Febuary, 2 March 2021

Islamic Geometric Design as a Visual Language

Eric Broug is an award winning international British artist, author of many books specialising in Islamic Geometric Patterns, including Islamic Geometric Designs published by Thames & Hudson.

In his presentation, Eic Broug will give the audience insights into how they can do more than just recognise a pattern. Using many photos from across the Islamic world, he tries to make this visual heritage more accessible. He will look at Islamic geometric design in contemporary art and architecture.

He explains ‘As an artist, I try to connect the past with the present and I want to show that Islamic geometric design is not just about the past, but also about the present. We have made one of Europe’s largest Islamic geometric compositions, in ceramic tiles, right here in the North of England! It’s on the exterior of a new educational centre.

Part of MACFEST Muslim Arts and Culture Festival, the event will be introduced by Alistair Hudson, Director of Manchester Art Gallery.

The presentation is suitable for all ages. Eric will be available to sign copies of his books.

Booking

The event is free, but booking is required. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

Halima Cassell: Artist talk

Halima Cassell is one of the UK’s most distinctive and dynamic ceramicists and sculptors. Inspired by geometry, architecture, natural forms and foreign travel, she creates deeply carved forms in unglazed ceramic, bronze, stone, wood and cast glass.

Cassell is gifted with an exceptional ability to visualise complex patterns and mentally project them on to 3-D objects. Her work is diverse in inspiration and form, but her personal style is instantly recognisable due to her bold, energetic designs, crisp carving and intuitive understanding of how to integrate pattern, form, material and scale. Her current show at the gallery, Halima Cassell: Eclectica–global inspirations is her largest to date and is an opportunity to see the full range of her work.

Join Halima as she talks about her work in the exhibition space.

Booking

The talk is free but booking is required. Book tickets at Eventbrite.

Take notice

Come along to our lunchtime event where we use mindfulness techniques to explore an artwork on display.

Sit, relax and learn to Take notice with one of our experienced mindful practitioners.

First timers and more experienced meditators welcome.

Drop in to any of our two sessions: 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1pm – 1.30pm.

No booking required.