Past Exhibitions

Jo Roberts Sports City

Goals Jo Roberts

Saturday 20 October 2007 - Sunday 13 January 2008
FREE

Inspired by Celia Fiennes (1662–1741) who journeyed through England on horseback and came to Manchester in 1688, Jo Roberts will be a contemporary reporter coming to the city. She will take as her subject Manchester’s two football clubs, revealing the quirky through drawing and writing, reflecting and observing.


The Manchester Madonna by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Art Treasures in Manchester: 150 years on

Saturday 6 October 2007 - Sunday 27 January 2008
FREE

This exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of Art Treasures of the United Kingdom, the largest ever art exhibition in the UK, held here in Manchester in 1857.

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Polaroid image of M13 Youth Project in Ardwick, Look07

Being Here: Photography by Eight Groups in Manchester

Saturday 14 April 2007 - Sunday 8 July 2007
FREE

This exhibition is the result of a photographic project commissioned by Look 07 working with eight groups and twelve artists. Each group presents what is distinctive about their experience of Manchester and has worked with photographic techniques from polaroids and pinhole cameras to digital media.

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Sophie MacCorquodale: Waiting for the day

Saturday 20 January 2007 - Sunday 8 April 2007
FREE

Sophie MacCorquodale is the winner of the Crosby Manchester Art prize for 2005.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE, Dysfunctional Family 1999

Alien Nation

Saturday 17 March 2007 - Monday 7 May 2007
FREE

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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The Levantine Chess Set (detail) by Stephen Dixon, 1994

Visual Dialogues

Tuesday 6 November 2007 - Sunday 16 March 2008
FREE

The Creative Consultants - our group of young people who explore the exhibitions and collections and help to interpret art works for a young audience - bring together two art works, to create a visual dialogue in our twentieth century galleries. Watch out for their interpretation of these art works from mid January.

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Kylie - The Exhibition

Saturday 30 June 2007 - Sunday 2 September 2007
FREE

Don't miss your only chance to see Kylie – The Exhibition in the north of England.

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Collage of accessories created by Birch Community centre inspired by Victorian lost property list

Art Treasures in Manchester 150 Years on: Community Exhibition

Saturday 19 January 2008 - Sunday 20 April 2008
FREE

A special exhibition celebrating the creativity of the communities of Manchester. Inspired by the Art Treasures exhibition.

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Beyond the Page: Contemporary Art from Pakistan

Saturday 30 September 2006 - Sunday 14 January 2007
FREE

Pakistan’s new miniature art movement is experiencing a spectacular revival around the world. Beyond the Page brings eight of the most prestigious artists trained in Pakistan to Manchester Art Gallery, as part of the Festival of Muslim Cultures 2006.

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Jun Nguyen Hatsushiba, Happy New Year II

Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba

Saturday 23 February 2008 - Sunday 1 June 2008
FREE

Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba is one of the most exciting Asian artists to have emerged in recent years. This retrospective is his first major UK exhibition.

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