Past Exhibitions

Detail from the Grayson Perry vase

Grayson Perry: Visual Dialogues

Tuesday 1 February 2011 - Sunday 12 February 2012
FREE


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Toddler exploring Button World

Button World

Friday 23 June 2006 - Sunday 31 May 2009
FREE

Button World is a positive treasure trove for children, and imaginations will surely run wild as they explore a kaleidoscope of thousands of buttons of all shapes, sizes, colours and materials.

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

Salvaged: Restoring the Sirens and Ulysses

Saturday 18 March 2006 - Tuesday 31 March 2009
FREE

See the results of the Gallery’s most ambitious conservation project ever.

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Created by artist Gwong Osang, a figure lies on the floor

Deodorant Type: Sculptures by Gwon Osang

Saturday 21 June 2008 - Sunday 21 September 2008
FREE



Redstar Harehills FC 2004

Paul Floyd Blake: Sport for Sport's Sake

Saturday 14 July 2007 - Sunday 14 October 2007
FREE

Paul Floyd Blake's striking photographic portraits show ordinary people involved in a variety of sports - from football to fell running - depicted against the backdrop of their chosen pursuit.

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Three children wearing masks made as part of Artists in schools project

Artists in Schools

Saturday 26 April 2008 - Sunday 20 July 2008
FREE

A celebration of the creativity of Manchester school children highlighting the gallery's Artists in Schools programme.

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Wallpaper

Saturday 19 May 2007 - Sunday 17 June 2007
FREE

New purchases for the Corporate Members' collection

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Chien Wei Chang One After A

Chien-Wei Chang: 21st Century Showcase

Wednesday 1 August 2007 - Saturday 31 May 2008
FREE

Taiwanese metal artist Chien-Wei Chang is the latest designer and maker to be featured in the 21st Century Showcase in the Gallery of Craft and Design.

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Visual Dialogues

Saturday 10 February 2007 - Sunday 22 April 2007
FREE

The Creative Consultants (our team of young people) have chosen two contemporary photographs from Tate Britain to hang with the artworks in our Victorian galleries, creating a visual dialogue between old and new.

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Ori Gerscht: Pomegranate

Saturday 13 January 2007 - Sunday 28 January 2007
FREE

In this video, a pomegranate stands out from a backdrop reminiscent of a sixteenth century still life until it is exploded by a high-velocity bullet.

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