Family Programme

New Family Flyer – Free Artist Led Workshops


Archaeology Dig and excavation – Whitworth Park.

In the Park during half term last week, Whitworth played host to an archaeology team excavating the land just behind the Gallery. The objective was to explore the remains of garden features, and specifically the glasshouses and associated buildings that are shown to the rear of what was Grove House in late nineteenth – and […]

2012 Big Draw Project – Luminosity!

The Whitworth’s Big Draw event this year was inspired by Jane and Louise Wilson’s stunning visuals, video and sculpture installations that are placed around the Gallery. Using iPads and ‘short throw’ projectors, participants were invited to take pictures of one another and then, using iPad apps and software, distort, paint and project their outcomes back […]

Just where has the Art Bus been?

The journey of the Art Bus for the exhibition ‘We Face Forward’. These markers represent the various communities, libraries and art institutions that the Art Bus visited delivering a programme of art sessions and musical performances from West African artists! During it’s travels, the Art Bus has produced workshops taking Emeka Ogboh’s ‘Sound of Lagos’ […]

Goodbye My Art Bus Friends

Hello Everyone, All too soon the We Face Forward Exhibition and Art Bus Sessions have come to an end 😦 The closing event was a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended our sessions and supported us in every way they could. Everyone enjoyed the music provided by the Band on the Wall at […]

West African Beats

Do not believe anyone who tells you that you can never play a drum in a library because with the Art Bus anything is possible! On 21st and 22nd August, the Art Bus paid Gorton Library and Withington Library a visit. This time round, we put our paint and soft pastels away  and got our […]

FooTea in the Park! Saturday 11th August

The Whitworth played host to the National Football Museum on Saturday with a number of football activities with a twist! Feeling inspired and all sporty, the education teams from both venues came together to merge workshop sessions and celebrate the recent warm weather. The star of the show was Dan Magness, the World Record Football […]