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Next Manchester Art Walk this Thursday

May 29, 2013

Reminder – Next Manchester Art Walk this Thursday

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Don’t forget the next Manchester Art Walk is this Thursday evening. At just under a mile long the walk will visit the Special Collections Gallery at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery with introductions at each – join us for a fun, friendly and informal whistle stop tour of three wonderful exhibitions. (Thursday 30 May, 5:30-7:30pm)

The walk will begin at MMU’s Special Collections Gallery with an introduction to their current exhibition, Mr Dedman’s Victory Suit: Intimate stories of make do and mend. This lovely exhibition brings together work by anthropologist Amanda Ravetz and textile artist Antonia Riviere during a two-month research fellowship at the National Film and Sound Archive in Australia in 2012, alongside items from MMU’s Special Collections Library. The exhibition looks at clothes rationing during World War Two in both Britain and Australia and how limitations and loss affect individual makers.

It’s then just a short walk to Manchester Museum for an introduction to the exhibition All Other Things Being Equalfrom the exhibitions curatorJohan Oldekop. This exhibition, based on three years of personal research by the scientist and photographer, in the The Ecuadorian Amazon, mixes photographs and sounds with graphical representations of socio-economic data and specimens from the Museum’s natural history collection.

And finally at the Whitworth Art Gallery we will get an introduction from Curator of Temporary Exhibitions, Bryony Bond to works by two pioneering Land Artists. American born Nancy Holt is a key member of the Land Art movement, which began in the late 1960s with artists in New York taking their work out of the gallery and into the landscape. This exhibition focuses on Holt’s photography and film. And British born Richard Long who most emphatically changed the artist’s view from that of observing the landscape to journeying through it in his 1967 work A Line Made by Walking. Since then, Long has made sculptures during his many walks, the art being inseparable from his movement through the landscape.

*Meeting point (5:30pm) – Please meet Jennifer Dean, the walk coordinator outside the entrance to Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Building (by the side gate of All Saints Park).

**The lift at the Whitworth Art Gallery is currently out of order. Access to the exhibitions, Richard Long: Land Art, Nancy Holt: Land Art, on the first floor is only available via the gallery staircases.

Manchester Art Walk £4 per person
Please purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com (Advance booking preferred)

ABOUT: Manchester Art Walks are bi monthly, after hours, whistle stop tours of a hand picked selection of some the top exhibitions happening in Manchester and Salford.

Manchester Art Walks incorporate usually three exhibitions happening in close proximity to each other, including exhibitions at the city regions larger venues, smaller galleries, artists studios and pop-up spaces. At each venue there will be an introduction to the exhibition from the curator, artist or member of gallery staff. The walks will be fun, friendly, informal events and perfect for anyone interested in discovering more of Manchester and Salford’s visual arts scene.

For more information visit manchesterartwalk.com
If you have any questions please email Jennifer Dean on j.dean06

Manchester Art Walk would like to thank Creativetourist.com and Goseethis.com for their continued support

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