LGBT Groups

OurselvesPride 2010

Our projects with partners Out in the City and Lesbian and Gay Youth Manchester has produced some thought provoking resources and artworks

We've worked with Manchester's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) communities on projects including Our selves, which examined misconceptions and stereotypes through self-portraits and the Pride art trail, in which members of the local LGBT communities provide commentary on artworks they have chosen from the gallery's collections.

"Thank you for inviting me to take part in this project. It has really opened my eyes to art and I am so proud to be represented through this trail."
Out in the City member speaking about the Pride art trail.

If you belong to a community group in Manchester and you’d like to find out more about community projects at Manchester Art Gallery, contact Ruth Edson or Helena Lee on:

Tel: 0161 235 8877
Email:
h.lee1@manchester.gov.uk
            r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

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Example projects

Ourselves

2006

Exploring stereotypes and misconceptions with Age Concern’s Lesbian and Gay Social Group ‘Out in the City’.

Portrait created by the Our Selves community project

Members of Age Concern’s Lesbian and Gay Social Group Out in the City explored pre-conceptions and misconceptions in portraiture. They developed their own personal portraits by working with visual artist Jane McIver and photographer Ray Chan. A display of the portraits was shown in the Manchester Gallery during LGBT History Month in February 2006 and was also part of Pride 2006.

Image © Ray Chan

Project partner: Age Concern Manchester

Funding: Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, Co-operative Insurance Society, Age Concern

English Corner

English Corner

Free English conversation classes at Manchester Art Gallery. Every second Wednesday of the month 1-2.30pm and at Thursday Lates on the third Thursday of each month 6.30-8pm. Free. no need to book, just turn up. 

Philosophy Cafe

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Bower Meadow.
The Philosophy Café at Manchester Art Gallery is an informal discussion group meeting on the second Tuesday of each month between 10.30-12pm and on the fourth Thursday evening of each month between 6-8pm.