Press Releases

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Green Drops and Moonsquirters: The Utterly Imaginative World of Lauren Child

Wednesday 5th March 2008

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.

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Art Treasures in Manchester: 150 years on

Friday 10th August 2007

6 Oct 2007 – 27 Jan 2008

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Chien-Wei Chang

Friday 10th August 2007

30 July 2007 – 27 January 2008

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Sport for Sport’s Sake

Friday 10th August 2007

14 July – 14 October 2007 Photographs by Paul Floyd Blake

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Alien Nation

Wednesday 24th January 2007

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.

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Come and celebrate Chinese New Year at Manchester Art Gallery

Tuesday 23rd January 2007

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.

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A groovy kind of love at Manchester Art Gallery

Monday 22nd January 2007

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.

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Sophie MacCorquodale: Waiting for the day

Thursday 11th January 2007

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.

Overneath (detail) by Pae White, 2005

Pae White: in no particular order

Saturday 1st July 2006

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.

The Sirens and Ulysses (detail) by William Etty, 1837

Salvaged: Restoring The Sirens and Ulysses

Saturday 18th March 2006

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.