WOMEN SURREALISTS : IMAGING/IMAGINING
Nov 26, 2009 2:00pm
With Professor Elza Adamowicz.
All lectures are free but places are limited, please book.
Tel: 0161 235 8888
FOCAL POINTS : ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY
May 17, 2012 - Jun 2, 2013
This new display of around 30 photographs explores just some of the different ways contemporary artists have used photography in their work. It reveals how they have used the camera to explore traditional artistic themes in new and exciting ways.
The exhibition is an Arts Council Collection Partnership supported by Christie's.
Feb 15 - May 26, 2013
Enter the gallery doors past a magical series of willow and spring flower installations to discover the dark, unsettling world of Raqib Shaw’s art. Beneath the seductive surface of his jewel-encrusted works, you’ll find a disturbing land inhabited by terrifying monkey warriors and other mystical beasts.
Exclusive to Manchester and Prague, this new exhibition comprises recent paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Shaw has created a striking response to Manchester's famous Cheetah and Stag with Two Indians by George Stubbs for the exhibition. Inspired by the impression the painting made on the artist as a young boy, this provocative new work is on display alongside the original from our collection.
KARL FRITSCH JEWELLERY
Feb 15 - May 27, 2013
Manchester Art Gallery presents the first UK solo exhibition from celebrated contemporary jewellery designer Karl Fritsch. Fritsch is a German-born, New Zealand-based jewellery designer whose highly sought-after work features in public and private collections around the world. Fritsch’s hand crafted jewellery is uniquely unconventional and according to exhibition curator Jo Bloxham ‘exudes an energy and fascination unlike that of any other living jeweller today.’ His playful approach combines precious and non-precious materials from gems to rusty screws alike, forging surreal yet perfect creations which push the boundaries of design to its limits.
Every piece is hand made and unique, often enabling the wearer to add his or her mark over time. At Manchester Art Gallery, many of the pieces will be available to buy with prices starting from £100 upwards.
RADICAL FIGURES : POST-WAR BRITISH FIGURATIVE PAINTIN
Mar 16, 2013 - Mar 16, 2014
BETWEEN THE WARS
Apr 27 - Oct 13, 2013
Between the Wars presents 60 works selected from Manchester Art Gallery’s fine art collection that explore the diversity of British art from the years between the First and Second World Wars (1919 to 1939). This new display features paintings by some of the period’s best-known artists including Stanley Spencer, Ben Nicholson, Paul Nash, Ivon Hitchens, Christopher Wood and Vanessa Bell.