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  • Silent Witness

    17 December 2019

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    Out of the Crate, Manchester Art Gallery’s latest sculpture exhibition, currently on display in Gallery 12, has brought into the light several pieces from our collection about which we know very little. These are the so-called Cold Cases. One piece by Marie Petrie piqued my curiosity enough to delve further. Continue reading Silent Witness on […]

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  • Louise Giovanelli – Saints and Celebrity

    12 November 2019

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    ‘Creating art is one way of striving for immortality, an act of hope and defiance. But will the artist be remembered, will any of us? Who knows?’

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  • Berni Searle: new acquisitions

    4 September 2019

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    Two powerful photographs by South African artist Berni Searle have been donated to Manchester Art Gallery.

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  • I say Kirkcudbright, you say Kirkoobree

    26 June 2019

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    Fine Art Curator Hannah Williamson explores the connection between Manchester and the Scottish coastal town of Kircudbright

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  • English Corner takes a break

    18 June 2019

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    English Corner has been running since 2009 and is an example of how we foster a sense of welcome to people learning English in the city, whether they have been living here for a long time, are newly arrived or just here for a few days. All levels of English ability are welcome and it’s […]

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  • Platt Hall redevelopment: towards a community generated museum

    10 April 2019

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    For 70 years the Platt Hall Gallery, at the crossroads of Rusholme, Fallowfield and Moss Side, has housed Manchester Art Gallery’s costume collection.

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  • From Compton Verney to Tokyo, loans from the gallery this spring

    9 April 2019

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    Requests to loan works from Manchester Art Gallery’s collection come from across the world.

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  • Leonardo in Liverpool

    9 April 2019

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    WOW, this is BIG! Iona from our Visitor Services team took a trip to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool to see their Leonardo exhibition.

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  • Writers Takeover ii

    13 December 2018

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    Mapping the narrative in artworks Carole Page – English teacher, teacher educator, gallery educator, writer Over a series of three, repeated workshops, I have been trialling the use of story maps as a creative approach to developing writing drawn from a single artwork. The workshop activities begin with close looking, using elements of line, tone, […]

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  • Writer’s Takeover

    13 December 2018

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    Art and Writing: Imagining stories through artworks Carole Page – English teacher, teacher educator, gallery educator, writer Some weeks ago, The Guardian printed extracts from The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones (Thames and Hudson). In these extracts, Robert MacFarlane wrote about the map of Treasure Island, that Robert Louis […]

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