Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision

Holman Hunt, Awakening Conscience

Family events

Fantasy cameras
Tues 28 – Fri 31 October, 1 – 3pm
Make a souvenir camera together filled with images of faraway lands. Take a family trip on our magic carpet and explore the different countries in Holman Hunt’s paintings.
Free, drop in.

Events for adults

Exhibition tours
Every Saturday and Sunday from 18 October, 3 – 3.45pm                             
(except 9 November, 7 December, 10 and 11 January)
Join a trained guide from the Friends of Manchester City Galleries for an exhibition tour.
Free, no need to book.

City tour: Manchester and the Pre-Raphaelites                                           Thursdays 23 October, 27 November and 11 December, 1 – 2.30pm
Discover how the Pre-Raphaelites influenced Manchester’s political and architectural history with historian and Blue Badge guide Jonathan Schofield.

Free, limited places, please book.

City tour: Churches, paintings and Christianity
Fri 14 November 10.30am – 3pm
Spend the day exploring Christianity through the work of William Holman Hunt and the architecture of churches in Manchester. This three stage tour includes visits to Manchester Cathedral, St. Ann’s Church and our Holman Hunt exhibition.

This event is a partnership event with Manchester Cathedral.
Free, limited places, please book.

Audio described exhibition tour
Thurs 11 December, 10.30am – 12pm
Explore the exhibition with gallery staff and audio description by Anne Hornsby.
Free, no need to book.

Holman Hunt talks

All talks are free, but please book:
Tel: 0161 235 8888
Email: magevents@manchester.gov.uk

Understanding Jerusalem
Sat 8 November, 1 – 2pm
Get to grips with the complex political, religious and geographic history of Jerusalem with Dr Kay Prag. This illustrated talk will help you understand the city’s past.

Holman Hunt and Palestine
Sat 8 November, 3 – 4pm
Find out more about Holman Hunt and his fascination with the region in this illustrated talk by art historian, Nicholas Tromans.

Pre-Raphaelite Brother and ardent individualist
Sat 6 December, 2 – 3pm
Explore Hunt’s early career including his central role in the radical Pre-Raphaelite movement in this illustrated talk by Dr Judith Bronkhurst.

Short course

An introduction to portraiture
Sat 8 and Sun 9 November or
Sat 10 and Sun 11 January,
11am – 4pm each day
Take inspiration from Holman Hunt’s portraits and learn more about painting the human figure with artist Jill Harrison.
£30 (£25 concessions), limited places, please book.

Painter in residence

Stacey Manton
Sat 8 and Sun 9 November,
10am – 4pm
Find out more about the Pre-Raphaelite style of painting. Stacey Manton sets up his studio in the gallery. Watch him at work and feel free to ask questions.
You can see examples of Stacey’s paintings on display in our Manchester Gallery on the ground floor.