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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
01865 278 000

www.ashmolean.org

Entry is free, booking required

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THE PRE-RAPHAELITES : DRAWINGS & WATERCOLOURS
Feb 4 - May 31, 2021
From sketches on the back of envelopes to grand, elaborate chalk drawings, our upcoming exhibition offers an opportunity to view our internationally-renowned collection of Pre-Raphaelite works on paper. Explore the enormous range of techniques and media used by the artists that made up this movement – as well as the intimate and often complex friendships and love affairs between them.

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ASPEX

The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF
023 9277 8080

www.aspex.org.uk
info@aspex.org.uk

Wed-Sun 11-4

Portsmouth Harbour Station / busThe Hard Interchange


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BOREDOMRESEARCH : IN SEARCH OF CHEMOZOA
Jan 15 - Apr 11, 2021
In Search of Chemozoa is a new moving image commission by artist duo boredomresearch. Developed during residencies at the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (USA) and at Aspex, the multi-channel video responds to new therapeutic approaches centred on managing rather than curing cancer.
 
In Search of Chemozoa is a poetic response to world leading research studying cancer across species. Combining computer animation with film from inside laboratories and in natural environments, boredomresearch present ideas for an alternative cultural understanding of cancer. Informed by interviews with over 20 scientists, the film presents an original view of the relationship between the latest cancer research and developing theories about biomedical and ecological health.

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BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE
03000 290 900

Brighton Museum is currently closed. See website for online exhibitions
visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Tue-Sun 10-5 (open on Bank Hols)

Brighton


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Click to enlargeQUEER THE PIER
To Feb 2022
This community curated display peers into local LGBTIQA+ history. Celebrating the lives of the writers, artists, performers, activists and ordinary people who have made Brighton & Hove so fabulous, their stories are brought to life with film and photography, fashion and drag and oral histories.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WITH ME BOWIE/MACCORMACK 1973-76
Oct 17, 2020 - Jun 6, 2021
An exhibition of unique photographs taken by David Bowie’s close friend and travelling companion Geoff MacCormack between 1973-76.
 
From Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the ground-breaking Diamond Dogs’ tour across the USA, Japan and the UK via Russia (on the Trans Siberian Express) to Bowie’s first major film The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the recording of Station to Station, this exhibition of intimate photographs, gives a glimpse of a close friendship, and life on the road with one of the greatest rock stars of all time.
 
The exhibition includes recently rediscovered and never previously seen images of Bowie alongside rarely seen film footage shot by Bowie of the May Day Parade in Moscow, 1973, film of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, and a specially created exhibition playlist.

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DE LA WARR PAVILION

On the sea-front, Marina, Bexhill-On-Sea TN40 1DP
01424 229 111

www.dlwp.com
info@dlwp.com

Wed-Sun 10am-4pm. Gallery currently closed due to Tier 4 restrictions.

Bexhill M25, A22 to Eastbourne, A271 to Bexhill



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ROCK AGAINST RACISM : MILITANT ENTERTAINMENT 1976-82
Dec 12, 2020 - May 9, 2021
A major new exhibition to celebrate Rock Against Racism (RAR), featuring a new commission by artist Larry Achiampong created in response to the sounds, visuals and ethos of RAR and contributions from Bass Culture.
The exhibition will showcase the punky RAR aesthetic through posters, photography, badges, stickers, leaflets, letters from young fans across the world, as well as striking graphics from the legendary RAR fanzine, Temporary Hoarding. Temporary Hoarding’s articles and interviews range from abortion rights to anti-colonial struggle in Zimbabwe: a platform for discussing multiple forms of oppression.
Rock Against Racism harnessed the power of the imagination – thrilling music, vibrant design and witty, subversive polemic – along with a DIY ethos which expected everyone to do their own thing as well as being part of a huge collective effort. Hundreds of small local bands played RAR clubs and gigs, as well as big names like Aswad, the Au Pairs, Buzzcocks, The Clash, Misty in Roots, The Specials, Gang of Four, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson Band and X-Ray Spex. The result was a movement which raised the consciousness of a generation.

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EASTSIDE PROJECTS

86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR
0121 771 1778

www.eastsideprojects.org
info@eastsideprojects.org

Wed-Sat 12-5

Birmingham New St Birmingham Moor St



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IT MIGHT BE NOTHING, BUT IT COULD BE SOMETHING
Feb 5 - Apr 24, 2021
Using Birmingham as a case study for broader developments and issues in urban planning, counter-terrorism and security this project considers how research can both inform and benefit from artistic exploration and seeks to encourage critical conversations about counter-terrorism measures by exposing and challenging prevailing assumptions about what – if anything – can make us feel more secure in urban spaces.
 
The exhibition presents diverse research produced by artists as part of (In)security – a collaboration between academics, led by Doctor Katharina Karcher, from the Humanities, Engineering and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham and a group of five artists based across the UK. The artists responded to an open call and were commissioned to research and develop new work. Originally it was imagined the project would be presented in the public realm, but as the challenges of 2020 have revealed themselves, the artists have instead developed works for the gallery and online.

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FACT LIVERPOOL

88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ
0151 707 4444

www.fact.co.uk
info@fact.co.uk

Wed-Sat 12-7, Sun 12-5

Liverpool Central Liverpool Lime Street



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Click to enlargeTHE LIVING PLANET
Apr 6, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021
Explores our relationship with the natural world in a new online programme. Available for free, for everyone, 24/7. Visit fact.co.uk/thelivingplanet

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GRAND UNION

19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS
0121 643 9079

www.grand-union.org.uk
info@grand-union.org.uk

By appt. Fri & Sat 12-4. Gallery open again in Spring 2021.

Birmingham Moor St



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Click to enlargeCOOKING SECTIONS: THE EMPIRE REMAINS SHOP FRANCHISE AGREEMENT
Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 1, 2022
A rotating programme of small-scale visual and sound installations in the future home of Grand Union.
 
The Empire Remains Shop Franchise Agreement is an invitation for institutions, collectives, or individuals to construct their own counterpart: to reflect on imperial legacies and the commodification of their own structures and infrastructures.

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HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton BA10 0NL
01749 814 060

www.hauserwirth.com
somerset@hauserwirth.com

Tue-Sun 10-4, pre-book online

Bruton, Gillingham, Castle Cary



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HENRY TAYLOR
Feb 6 - Jun 6, 2021
Henry Taylor culls his cultural landscape at a vigorous pace, creating a language entirely his own from both historic and immediate imagery, disparate material and memory. Through a process he describes as ‘hunting and gathering,’ Taylor transports us into imagined realities that interrogate the breadth of the human condition, social movements and political structures.
 
For his inaugural exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, the American artist will take over all five galleries in Somerset to present a major body of sculptural work and paintings. Taylor will also share for the first time a series of jewel-like miniature sculptural paintings created since the 90s, formed from found domestic objects such as cigarette boxes as an ongoing visual biography. Throughout his four-decade long career, Taylor has consistently and simultaneously both embraced and rejected the tenets of traditional painting. He has amassed a staggering body of highly personal work rooted in the people and communities closest to him, often manifested alongside poignant archival or pop-cultural references.

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THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
01924 247 360

www.hepworthwakefield.org
hello@hepworthwakefield.org

Wed-Sun 10-5 (Admission fee for some exhibitions)

By Road M1/A61



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Click to enlargeBARBARA HEPWORTH
Permanent display (admission free)
This exhibition is a survey of Hepworth’s extraordinary career, from early work produced while growing up in Wakefield, to the iconic stringed sculptures and large-scale carvings made towards the end of her life.

A COLLECTION FOR WAKEFIELD
Permanent display (admission free)
Wakefield’s art collection, now cared for by The Hepworth Wakefield, was founded in 1923 with the aim to nurture a public understanding of contemporary art and its relations to modern life. Wakefield Art Gallery gave particular support to emerging local artists Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, acquiring their work early in their careers.
Since opening in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has maintained this tradition of supporting artists and championing emerging talent, as well continuing to collect works by the most prominent British artists of the 20th century.
On display are recent acquisitions of work by artists including Wilfred Avery, Alan Reynolds and Jennifer Lee, alongside paintings by Maggi Hambling, Howard Hodgkin, L.S. Lowry and Yorkshire-born artist John Atkinson Grimshaw. A recently conserved sculpture by Kim Lim, is presented in dialogue with a late marble work by Hepworth, highlighting both artists’ interests in relationships between abstract art and nature.

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KETTLE'S YARD GALLERY

Castle St, Cambridge CB3 0AQ
01223 748 100

www.kettlesyard.co.uk
mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

Wed-Sun 11-5

Cambridge



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UNTITLED: ART ON THE CONDITIONS OF OUR TIME
Feb 6 - Apr 5, 2021
This exhibition brings together work by 10 British African diaspora artists with a focus on how their innovative practices ask important questions about some of the most important cultural and political issues of our turbulent times. The exhibition will feature new commissions by Barby Asante, Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom and NT, as well as new and recent work by Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Phoebe Boswell, Kimathi Donkor, Evan Ifekoya, Cedar Lewisohn, Harold Offeh and Ima-Abasi Okon. Painting, drawing and printmaking sits alongside performance, video and sound installation.
 
The exhibition title refers to the longstanding art historical convention of leaving artworks ‘untitled’ in order to encourage attention onto the works themselves, and eliminate reliance upon contextual information. Untitled asks viewers to examine the conditions of our time through the prism of Black British artists working today, without reducing the encounter solely to an exploration of Black British identity. By avoiding such over-contextualisation, the exhibition seeks to foreground these artists’ practices and show how they create platforms for audiences to explore the connections between art, culture and society.

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MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

Mosley St, Manchester M2 3JL
0161 235 8888

www.manchesterartgallery.org

Wed-Sun 11-4

Manchester Piccadilly Metrolink tram to Mosley Street



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OUT OF THE CRATE
to Nov 28, 2021

WHAT IS MANCHESTER ART GALLERY? (AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?)
Aug 20, 2020 - Dec 26, 2021
And what does it mean to you?
In the first of our gallery spaces to be completely transformed since they were first hung in 2002, we are exploring the gallery itself. Manchester Art Gallery cares for a public collection of over 46,000 objects spanning six centuries of fine art, craft and design, costume and more. It has been collected by purchase, gift and bequest since 1827 up to the present day. It is part of Manchester City Council and funded through public and private money. The objects are collectively owned by the people of Manchester.
Manchester Art Gallery has been shaped by people: the public, artists, politicians, curators, staff, collectors, benefactors and visitors. Every object acquires different values, status and meanings over time. Every object and person has stories to tell.
The significance of a public collection is more than the accumulation of individual objects. Its core purpose is to encourage curiosity in everyone and inspire creativity in all aspects of life. Using the collection helps us better understand ourselves and others. The Gallery is part of the collective cultural soul of our city and it holds Manchester’s cultural wealth in trust for future generations.
A group of staff from across the Gallery have delved into the archives to select objects that reflect its origins as the Royal Manchester Institution, its subsequent history and a range of art and design. We have mixed up works from different times, made in a variety of materials by artists and makers from Manchester and across the world.
We have been asking ourselves the questions below about the gallery, we don’t know all the answers and we invite you to think about them too.

JADE MONTSERRAT CONSTELLATIONS: CARE & RESISTANCE
Nov 5, 2020 - Oct 31, 2021
An active research space supporting artist Jade Montserrat in creating new work to be acquired, exhibited and displayed by the Gallery.
 
Jade Montserrat creates works on paper and performances exploring race, the body and language. Over the next 6 months, she will make a major new work which will enter the collection. As part of this process we have created an active research space, showcasing her previous works on paper alongside artworks from the Gallery’s collection. Part gallery and part studio, we also present her notebooks, research, and art materials, giving us a unique insight into her artistic process.
 
Montserrat’s works are hung in conversation with pieces from the collection by Claudette Johnson, Mark Titchner and Ian Hamilton Finlay. These dialogues reveal new stories, expand existing ones, and explore multiple narratives. Montserrat is also interested in the structures of care in institutions, how works of art and people are looked after. Throughout this project we will look at artists from the collection that have empowered themselves and others through their practice. We will use this research to reflect on the importance of care within the field of activism and how care can be an act of resisting silence and oppression.

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MK GALLERY

900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
01908 676 900

www.mkgallery.org
info@mkgallery.org

Fri-Sun 10-5

Milton Keynes Central



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Click to enlargeMEMPHIS : PLASTIC FIELD
Nov 21, 2020 - Apr 24, 2021
Memphis: Plastic Field will explore the subversive and irreverent spirit of the Memphis Group, bringing together over 150 of the design collective’s most significant objects whose bold and playful look pushed boundaries and sparked a new era in International design.

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NEW ART CENTRE

Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury SP5 1BG
01980 862 244

www.sculpture.uk.com
nac@sculpture.uk.com

By appt. Mon-Sat 11-4

London Waterloo to Salisbury or Andover


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FRED BAIER : FORM SWALLOWS FUNCTION
Jan 23 - Apr 10, 2021

TESS JARAY : GEOMETRIES
Feb 23 - Apr 10, 2021

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THE NEW ART GALLERY WALSALL

Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG
01922 654 400

www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk
info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

Wed–Sat 11–4, Sun 12–4

2 min walk from Walsall Station



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ANJ SMITH : A WILLOW GROWS ASLANT THE BROOK
Jan 29 - Jun 6, 2021
The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present a major solo exhibition by renowned British painter Anj Smith. Comprising of 23 paintings and prints, the show includes new and recent works, some seen for the first time in Walsall.
 
This is the largest presentation of the artist’s work in a UK public gallery to date and offers a rare opportunity to view a significant body of work together.
 
Painting provides a platform where time, space, gravity and perspective can be shifting and unstable. Within this malleable construct, Smith is endlessly inventive and creative, bringing together diverse and disparate objects and environments. The familiar and the unfamiliar, the contemporary and the archaic; all interweave to create intense and often psychologically charged works. Rich in detail, colour and texture, the intricacy of these works invites a slowing down and an offer of respite from frenetic consumption.
 
Each work is conceptually rigorous in its interrogation of the world around us. Drawing together source material ranging from designer fabrics and jewellery to the natural world, from the history of art and literature to popular culture, every detail is carefully selected and positioned to create multiple, fragmented and complex narratives. These seductively complex paintings draw us in, challenging assumptions and rejecting easy categorisation.

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NN CONTEMPORARY ART

(Gallery relocating), Northampton .
01604 638 944

www.nncontemporaryart.org
info@nncontemporaryart.org

Gallery closed for relocation

Northampton



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GALLERY RELOCATING
See website for updates

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NORTHERN GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

At National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL
0191 515 5555

www.ngca.co.uk
museums@sunderland.gov.uk

Daily 10-5 (Gallery reopening 28 Sep 2020)

10 min walk from St Peter's Metro 20 min walk from Sunderland Station



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Click to enlargeCHAD MCCAIL : TOY
extended to April 2021
The artist Chad McCail has spent three years developing a single monumental new work specifically for Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. This exhibition presents an enormous three-dimensional cityscape that fills the entire gallery and which we enter into. Like any city, it contains all of the institutions we are familiar as part of our journey from the cradle to the grave: schools, factories, offices= and workplaces, hospitals, military sites, and beyond. The city is more like a toyscape than architectural model, being created on an alarming scale that is a little too close to our own for comfort. And in McCail’s work, everything is transfigured into a mythical space, in which life as we know it is lived out at one remove – and realistic scenarios seem closer to science-fiction than fact. Here, a war is being waged between gigantic creatures that are fighting not only for control of the resources of this city, but for its soul.

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NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY

Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB
0115 948 9750

www.nottinghamcontemporary.org
info@nottinghamcontemporary.org

Tue-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Currently closed due to govt restrictions.

Tram: Lace Market 5 min walk from Nottingham Station

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GRACE BEFORE JONES : CAMERA, DISCO, STUDIO
Sep 26, 2020 - Apr 18, 2021
A cross between fan-fiction, study and biography, Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio departs from the iconic singer’s career and her collaborations with artists, designers, photographers and musicians to question black image-making and gender binarism as well as both performance and the performance of life.
Artists: ACT UP, Derrick Adams, Terry Adkins, Azzedine Alaļa, El Anatsui, Anthony Barboza, Roland Barthes, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Bernstein, Alexandra Bircken, Kim Coleman, Eldzier Cortor, Hans Feurer, Alan Fierstein, Lynn Goldsmiths, George Henry Longly, Peter Hujar, Tseng Kwong Chi, Antonio Lopez, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine McGann, Philippe Morillon, Kayode Ojo, Tina Paul, Paul Pfeiffer, Julia Phillips, Adrian Piper, Jimmy Robert, Martha Rosler, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Willi Smith, David Spada, Andy Warhol, Nicole Wermers, Charles White and others, with material from the Sigma Sound Studio Archives (Drexler University, Philadelphia).

JIMMY ROBERT : AKIMBO
Sep 26, 2020 - Apr 18, 2021
This major survey of the Guadeloupe-born French artist Jimmy Robert (b.1975) brings together sculpture, installation, film, works on paper and performance in the largest-ever presentation of Robert’s work in the UK.
The exhibition explores emergent themes in Robert’s work, including performance and gesture, the politics of spectatorship, appropriation, and the personal and political body, along with their racialised and gendered readings. By drawing together work from 2002 to the present day, the exhibition will bring into focus the intertextuality that has shaped Robert’s work through the myriad quotations and allusions that he deploys. From American choreographer Yvonne Rainer to the Suriname-born Dutch conceptualist Stanley Brouwn, these references act as points of critical departure, which are complicated through shifts in context to create a layered set of reflections, mirrored across time, place and identities.

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OPEN EYE GALLERY

19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP
0151 236 6768

www.openeye.org.uk
info@openeye.org.uk

Tue-Sun 10-5, open Bank Hols


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L—A CITY THROUGH ITS PEOPLE
Nov 5, 2020 - Mar 7, 2021 FINAL WEEK
L— A City Through Its People brings together three distinct exhibitions, the combined archives of which cover a time period of Liverpool from the 1950s to the present day. Spanning evolutions in industry, society, and leisure at a time of rapid change and challenge, they share unique approaches and perspectives in telling a story about Liverpool, its people, and the ideals that lend the city charm and a distinct personality.

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OUTPOST

10b Wensum St, Tombland, Norwich NR3 1HR
01603 612 428

www.norwichoutpost.org
questions@norwichoutpost.org

Thur-Sun 12-6 during exhibitions

10 mins from Norwich BR



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Click to enlargePALLAVI DEVKOTA : TERRA INCOGNITA
From 9 January 2021. All welcome
Pallavi Devkota is a UK based artist studying Fine Art (BA) and specializing in printmaking. Her work tests the concept of boundaries within collage as an uncertain space where transformation is possible through interventions from processes such as printmaking.

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SPIKE ISLAND

133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
0117 929 2266

www.spikeisland.org.uk
admin@spikeisland.org.uk

Wed-Sun 12-4 during exhibitions. Gallery opens 6 Jan

Bristol Temple Meads / busM2 to Cumberland Road



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Click to enlargeDENZIL FORRESTER : ITCHIN & SCRATCHIN
Oct 17, 2020 - Apr 18, 2021
A solo exhibition by painter Denzil Forrester, including new and existing paintings and works on paper that capture the vibrant energy of the dimly lit dancehalls of 1980s London and the present-day open-air clubs of Jamaica.
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THE WHITWORTH

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
0161 275 7450

www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk
whitworth@manchester.ac.uk

Wed-Sun 11-4. Gallery is temporarily closed. Check website for opening times.

undergroundManchester Piccadilly / busthen 147, 18, 41, 42, 43



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Click to enlargeSTANDARDISATION AND DEVIATION : THE WHITWORTH STORY
Dec 14, 2019 - Jun 7, 2021
Founded in 1889 through Sir Joseph Whitworth’s legacy, the Whitworth was established to honour one of Britain’s greatest mechanical engineers. A proponent of standardisation, Sir Joseph revolutionised precision engineering through his development of interchangeable parts in machinery.
Standardisation is a theme that is woven throughout this exhibition, telling the history of the gallery and the development of its diverse and internationally significant collections. Alongside this, the exhibition demonstrates how the gallery has often deviated from standard models of practice, from its early collecting policies to its new vision; one that promotes the idea of the ‘Useful Museum’ and art as a tool for social change and education.

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YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
01924 832 631

www.ysp.co.uk
info@ysp.co.uk

Open daily: Grounds 10-6, Galleries 10-5

1 mile from M1 junction 38 Wakefield Westgate



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DAMIEN HIRST
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 1, 2022
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents four major sculptures by Damien Hirst in the 18th-century Country Park.

JOANA VASCONCELOS : BEYOND
Mar 7, 2020 - Jan 9, 2022

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