Past Exhibitions

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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Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo: Inventing the Future

Saturday 2 December 2006 - Sunday 25 February 2007
FREE

Televisions that retract into the ceiling, pivoting walls with a built-in mini bar, underground ‘nuclear cities’ – the work of the 1960s Italian designer Joe Colombo could easily have emerged from the set of a contemporary James Bond film. This is the first international retrospective of Colombo's influential work.

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Scarf by Georgina von Etzdorf

Georgina von Etzdorf: 25 years of sensuous textiles

Saturday 23 September 2006 - Sunday 12 November 2006
FREE

This exhibition celebrates 25 years of inspiring textiles by Georgina von Etzdorf, one the UK's most influential design labels.

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Richard Bannister with his Inspired by painting

Inspired by...

Tuesday 20 May 2008 - Sunday 20 July 2008
FREE

See the 10 winning art works from our Inspired by... competition displayed alongside the original works that inspired them.

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