Working with textiles

As part of work experience at the Whitworth Gallery, we are involved in all aspects of the gallery; whether that be working with outside groups that come into the gallery or working behind the scenes. On Tuesday we started the day off by thinking of ideas for a year 9 workshop that would be taking […]

Fly me to the Moon…

Hi, we’re Eleanor and Emma and we’re doing work experience here at the gallery for the week. We hope to gain inside knowledge on how to run a gallery and what happens behind the scenes, not only with the art and exhibits but also with the adversitary and promotional aspects of the gallery and the […]

Where else can you sit in a box whilst listening to a harp…

Where else can you sit in a box whilst listening to a harp….

Hyperlink at Tate Modern

On Friday 26 April, we took a group of young people to Hyperlink at the Tate Modern, which was curated by the Gallery’s young peoples group called Tate Collective. Hyperlink was a three-day festival of art, music and fashion in the Tanks and Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.  http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tanks-tate-modern/eventseries/hyperlink The festival launched Circuit, which is […]

Imagine your new Whitworth…

In June 2014 you will have a renewed Whitworth.  A beautiful Gallery, embracing its park and the people who use it – a Gallery that is fit for 21st Century Manchester! Some of the things that are exciting us the most are: The big new landscape gallery, with huge windows and views over the park […]

Siobhan Davies Dance – Partnership Workshop

Learning teams and our practitioners across the Manchester Partnership were given a real treat this last Monday as we welcomed Marie Forbes, Siobhan Davies Dance Company, to deliver a site specific movement session using our Richard Long exhibition as a catalyst for ‘the journey’. Focusing on ‘inside-outside’ learning, Marie tasked us to find both natural […]

Community Funday – Creative Rusholme!

Do you want to have your say on Creativity in Rusholme? If so, why not go and enjoy the Creative Rusholme Community Funday on Saturday 27th April from 1.30pm – 3pm at the Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Rusholme There will be activities for all the family! Create your own 3D paper sculpture and adorn […]

The Great Outdoors – Wilbraham Primary Reception

This week Wilbraham Primary reception visited Whitworth Art Gallery and then worked with our creative practitioner, Frances, back at school to create their own master pieces inspired by what they had seen. At the Whitworth, reception went on a creative walk, just like artist Richard Long, exploring artworks and gathering inspiration along the way. Back […]

Wear it Pink!

In a slight departure from all things green this post is more about the pink and news of some activity around a great cause. All gallery staff were invited to a coffee and cake event in the staff room to raise awareness of Breast Cancer and raise money by making  a donation for their refreshments. […]

Green Pledges from the staff at Whitworth Art Gallery

Image above – Victor Pasmore Since September the staff here at the Whitworth Art Gallery have been submitting ‘Green Pledges’ in order to make small changes at work that will help reduce impacts that we have on our environment. The pledges range from environmental themed workshops with our baby, toddler, home education and family visitors […]


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