Past Exhibitions

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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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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