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  • Derek Jarman Protest! and Pocket Park

    2 December 2021

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    Derek Jarman Protest!, the much-anticipated retrospective of the celebrated artist, filmmaker, gardener and activist was due to open in April 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our plans, but with the kind support of the Ampersand Foundation and the exhibition lenders, we were delighted to reschedule the show – which opened today.As you visit the exhibition, when entering the gallery you will […]

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  • Trading Station Ceramics Residency

    22 November 2021

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    Manchester Art Gallery are a seeking a ceramicist to create new work (or add to existing work) using the gallery Trading Station exhibition teahouse as a base. Running alongside the creation of work, we would like the selected ceramicist to deliver a programmes of interventions during the residency period. This can be in the form […]

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  • Art Assembly, City as Art School Manchester 2022

    9 November 2021

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    Open call for artist applications for the Art Assembly co-commissions Open to contemporary visual artists living and/or working in Greater Manchester  Application deadline: 12 noon, Tuesday 30 November 2021 Are you a contemporary visual artist living and/or working in Greater Manchester? Do you have an interest and commitment to collaboration and co-producing art and cultural […]

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  • City Coordinator (British Art Show 9)

    6 November 2021

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    JOB OPPORTUNITY Deadline for Applications: Midday on Monday 29 November 2021 Interviews: Thursday 16 December 2021 Fixed fee, freelance: £11,000 (inclusive of all taxes) Based on an estimation of: 55 days’ work depending on experience Role begins: as soon after appointment is confirmed Role expected to complete: 30 October 2022 The City Coordinator A Manchester […]

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  • Conservations and Patrons

    3 November 2021

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    Our Patrons support the work you see happening in the gallery – but also the things going on behind the scenes. Conservation is one of the most important parts of our work with our team restoring and preserving a selection of our 85,000 artworks every year, for immediate display at the Gallery, or to go […]

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  • Keeping Bellotto current

    1 November 2021

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    I thought you’d like the latest about our forthcoming Bellotto exhibition – so here’s a glimpse behind the scenes.  Bellotto: Views on a Fortress has been in the pipeline for a while. The National Gallery in London, our co-organisers, were generous enough to suggest that Manchester had the first showing, and we were to reveal […]

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  • Our Green Urban Adventure!

    18 October 2021

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    Before rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck into creating our own little green oasis, the Derek Jarman Pocket Garden at Manchester Art Gallery, we took the opportunity to visit some green spaces in and around Manchester. Our visits included places reflecting the LGBTQ+ community’s struggle for recognition and rights as well as places offering […]

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  • Grayson’s Art Club – People’s Choice

    6 October 2021

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    We have had such brilliant feedback from all of you about Grayson’s Art Club. Whether you have had a chance to visit the Gallery or you’ve seen the exhibition through our virtual tour, we would love to hear what your favourite public artwork is. Enter for a chance to win a free Grayson goodie bag […]

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  • Becoming CLIMAVORE

    29 September 2021

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    Manchester Art Gallery is Becoming CLIMAVORE as part of a collaboration with Turner Prize 2021 nominated Cooking Sections. This long-term project is changing the food offering across cultural institutions with dishes using ingredients that address the climate emergency.   Launching 29th October 2021, the collaboration is part of Cooking Sections’ Turner Prize 2021 exhibition in Coventry.  […]

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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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