Unleash your creative side and join Creative consultants! These workshops are designed for 14-19 year olds and are a chance for you to experiment with materials - you don't have to be good at art to join! Creative consultants meet on the last Saturday of every month, so the next session is 25 March 1-4pm. Check out our website for more details - link in bio.
Are we responsible for the actions of future generations? Come along to this Thursday's Philosophy café and join the discussion. Meet in the cafe before moving the discussion to Gallery 1 to explore Illusions by Annie Swynnerton. Thursday 22 March, 6-8pm Free, no need to book #MAGadults Pictured: Illusions, c1902 by Annie Swynnerton © Manchester City Galleries
In the centenary year for Women’s Suffrage in Britain – when women over 30 got the right to vote for the first time, we are showing a selection of paintings and pastels by Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960). On display until 29 April 2018. Pictured: Sylvia Pankhurst, In a Pot Bank: Finishing off the Edges of Unbaked Pots and Whirler, 1907.
See art differently. #MAGfiction is our weekly series of very short stories inspired by the paintings in our collection, from Patrick, one of our Visitor Services Team. 'Father had handed out the swatters and shuttered the house but a few always got in. “There’s another one! Kill it, kill it!” squealed Daphne. Iris swiped the thing and it fell to the carpet. “Oh, well done!” cried Matilda, clapping. The thing began to flutter and glow. “Oh for goodness sake, stop clapping, Tilly, you’re bringing it back to life,” said Iris, stamping on it. It was Midsummer’s Eve, and the fairies at the bottom of the garden were swarming…' Words by © Patrick Kelleher in response to Battledore, 1906 by Leonard Campbell Taylor © the Artist’s Estate. Currently on display on the balcony gallery. #manchesterartgallery #manchester #fiction #writing #visitorservices #staff #gallery