21 June - 21 September 2008. Free entry. Manchester Art Gallery launches a major new exhibition this summer dedicated to the work of award-winning children’s author and illustrator Lauren Child. Child's best-selling books have been captivating children and their parents for almost 10 years. They include the hugely successful Charlie and Lola (who have gone on to become the stars of a CBBC and Disney Playhouse television series) as well as Clarice Bean, That Pesky Rat and Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent.
6 Oct 2007 – 27 Jan 2008
30 July 2007 – 27 January 2008
14 July – 14 October 2007 Photographs by Paul Floyd Blake
Saturday 17 March 2007 - Monday 7 May 2007. Free admission. Laylah Ali, Hamad Butt, Ellen Gallagher & Edgar Cleijne, David Huffman, Hew Locke, Marepe, Henna Nadeem, Kori Newkirk, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Eric Wesley and Mario Ybarra Jr.
Sunday 18 February 2007, 11am-5pm. Free family event. Kung hei fat choy! (Happy Chinese New Year). This February, Manchester Art Gallery is working with the city's Chinese community to create a colourful and joyous celebration to mark the beginning of the Chinese year of the pig.
The ultimate event for the ‘sex and the city’ singleton has arrived, when on Valentine’s Day (Wednesday 14 February. 6.30-9.30pm) Manchester Art Gallery plays host to a sophisticated singles night for people with a penchant for art and a love of 60’s style.
Until Sunday 8 April 2007. Free admission. MacCorquodale is the winner of the 3rd annual Crosby Manchester Art Prize. The prize encourages talented emerging artists living or working in Greater Manchester by giving them the opportunity show their work at Manchester Art Gallery, with an accompanying publication.
1 July - 3 September 2006. Free admission. The first solo exhibition in the UK by California-based artist Pae White. White’s artistic practice shifts across differing genres and media, from fine art and product design to urban planning and architecture, typography and graphics.
From March 2006 to autumn 2007, visitors to Manchester Art Gallery can now witness live work on most ambitious conservation project ever: the restoration of William Etty's dramatic painting The Dirnes and Ulsysses.