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  • Never too young for art

    20 September 2021

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    The Friends of Manchester Art Gallery support all aspects of our work, such as our important families’ programme. Did you know that Manchester Art Gallery is one of the first places that brand new Mancunians get to visit?   We work with Sure Start, the Manchester Health Visiting Team, MMU Children’s & Childhood Research Group and […]

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  • Art of Resilience – call out for creatives

    14 September 2021

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      Manchester Art Gallery are on the lookout for creatives with an interest in using creativity to support wellbeing.   Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Population Health have teamed up to share expertise and develop a new model of activity that uses creativity and compassion to support the long-term wellbeing of Manchester’s children. Over the past […]

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  • Derek Jarman Pocket Park Blog

    27 August 2021

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    Manchester Art Gallery and Pride in Ageing at LGBT Foundation are working in partnership to create a Derek Jarman Pocket Park, which will be situated at the Mosley Street entrance of Manchester Art Gallery. This new community garden space has been designed and planted by a volunteer group of green-fingered LGBT+ over 50s from Greater […]

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  • Grayson’s Art Club- The Virtual Tour

    2 August 2021

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    If you can’t make it to see the exhibition in person, you can now experience Grayson’s Art Club from home. Exciting new 3D scanning technology has been used to create our virtual tour of the Grayson’s Art Club exhibition. All the works on display are very personal visual representations of lockdown, made by the public, […]

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  • What will change on 19 July?

    19 July 2021

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    In line with Government guidance we are asking visitors to wear a face covering when inside the Gallery, unless they are exempt. The Government’s latest guidance makes it clear that Step 4 does not mark the end of the pandemic or the need for caution and restraint and lists wearing face coverings among the key […]

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  • Re-imagining Manchester Art Gallery

    19 May 2021

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    This new hang is part of our ‘show-our-working’ approach to the Gallery rethink. Over the coming years we will be working with a group of co-curators whose lives have been affected by migration to completely rethink the space. In the interim we need to create an environment which helps start conversations on the subject of […]

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  • Artworks going out on loan

    6 May 2021

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    Our Loan Manager, Siân Stephenson compiled a list of loans that are going out recently.   Manchester Art Gallery has loaned three works from the collection to Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life at The Hepworth Wakefield.  The exhibition marks the 10th anniversary of the gallery opening and will be the largest exhibition of Hepworth’s work since the artist’s […]

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  • A Mystery Solved: Peter Clough 1928-91

    11 April 2021

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    Out of the Crate, which displays about a third of the Manchester Art Gallery’s entire sculpture collection, has changed all that for us. It seems that admitting you know nothing at all is the first step towards obtaining a wealth of knowledge.     Here’s what we said on the label for Little Monster, by […]

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  • Virtually there

    27 January 2021

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    Not so many years ago, the process of planning a new exhibition or display relied upon rickety foamex models of gallery spaces along with fiddly pieces of photocopied paper – representing the artworks – and bluetack. It worked, after a fashion, but was hardly the most useful way of approaching this complex task. Here at […]

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  • 10 More novel ways to spend lockdown

    14 January 2021

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    Patrick Kelleher from our Visitor Services Team shares his recommendations for lockdown reads. Well, here we are again; another year, another lockdown and that means the gallery is still closed to the public. In the meantime, we’re here with another selection of novels about artists, or with art-based themes, that might help fill that gallery-shaped […]

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