Past Exhibitions

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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Boat: Hong Kong (detail) by Liam Spencer, 2005

Liam Spencer: From Manchester to Shanghai

Saturday 8 July 2006 - Sunday 24 September 2006
FREE

From Manchester to Shanghai is a major retrospective of paintings by the popular Manchester artist Liam Spencer. As well as his most well known pictures of Manchester scenes, the exhibition also includes recent paintings of New York and Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

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Che Guevara, Havana by Rene Burri, 1963

René Burri: Retrospective 1950 - 2000

Saturday 23 September 2006 - Sunday 12 November 2006
FREE

Swiss born René Burri is one of the world's greatest living photographers. From his famous portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso to his iconic pictures of Sao Paolo and Brasilia, his work captures almost all the major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century.

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Miffy holding paintbrushes

Happy Birthday Miffy!

Saturday 15 April 2006 - Sunday 3 September 2006
FREE

This family friendly exhibition celebrates Miffy, the iconic bunny rabbit created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. Now celebrating her 50th birthday, Miffy is a worldwide phenomenon loved by children, teenagers and nostalgic adults alike.

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