Past Exhibitions

Yuen Minjun, Between Men and Animal

Facing East: Recent Works from China, India and Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection

Thursday 4 February 2010 - Sunday 11 April 2010
FREE

Prepare to be amazed by ten rarely-shown works by current and future global art stars from China, India and Japan. Facing East is a wondrous exhibition featuring outstanding contemporary paintings and sculptures drawn from one of the largest and most important, privately held contemporary art collections in the UK today.

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Ron Mueck, Spooning Couple

ARTIST ROOMS Ron Mueck

Thursday 4 February 2010 - Sunday 11 April 2010
FREE

Ron Mueck's hyper-real sculptures of the human figure are tender portrayals of people in their most intimate, isolated and vulnerable moments. This exhibition features three of his remarkable, out of scale sculptures: Wild Man, 2005; Spooning Couple, 2005; and Mask III, 2005.

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Richard Bannister with his Inspired by painting

Inspired by... 2010

Saturday 15 May 2010 - Sunday 18 July 2010
FREE

See the winners of our Inspired by… competition displayed alongside the work that inspired them in the gallery.

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Dorothy Bohm, Spain

A World Observed 1940 - 2010: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm

Saturday 24 April 2010 - Monday 30 August 2010
FREE

This is the first comprehensive retrospective to trace Dorothy Bohm’s exceptional photographic career – a career that spans six decades and several continents.

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Charlotte Newson, Photo-mosaic portrait, Emmeline Pankhurst

Women Like You

Saturday 6 March 2010 - Sunday 9 May 2010
FREE

Charlotte Newson’s photo-mosaic portrait of Manchester suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst is formed from thousands of images of other inspirational women, supplied by people around the world.

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A soldier takes part in Soldiers Song

Quarantine: The Soldier's Song

Saturday 15 May 2010 - Sunday 4 July 2010
FREE

You’re invited to sing a karaoke duet with a soldier. This quietly provocative installation was made by the Manchester-based Quarantine theatre company over an 18 month period with currently serving soldiers.

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Design For Life, Lighting

Design for Life

Tuesday 23 February 2010 - Sunday 2 May 2010
FREE

Lighting created by young people from across Manchester together with lighting designer Daniel Davis James.

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Artwork produced by Venture Arts

We Came, We Saw, We Ventured

Tuesday 9 March 2010 - Sunday 2 May 2010
FREE

Drawing, textiles and mixed-media artworks inspired by the gallery and our collections, created by people with learning disabilities.

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Rafael Lozano Hemmer

Recorders: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Saturday 18 September 2010 - Sunday 30 January 2011
FREE


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Inspired by... winner 2010

Inspired by... competition winners 2010

Saturday 15 May 2010 - Sunday 18 July 2010
FREE

See the winners of our annual competition for adults.

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