Work Experience Wednesday 3rd July

I’m James and I am 15 years old. I have been working at the Whitworth Art Gallery for my work experience placement from Monday 1st and I am due to finish Friday 5th of July. I have been working with four other students who are also working here for work experience. It is currently Wednesday […]

Coal on Cotton Workshop and the Strange workings of Nikhil Chopra

This morning we were introduced to Sara and Paul who were running a workshop based around the spoken word. Entering the darkened gallery we sat down in a ring, apprehensively waiting to begin the session.  In the corner of the room sat a man; he was clothed entirely in white and was muttering ominously about […]

Today’s work experience was slightly different to anything we had experienced before as we moved away from the gallery and looked at how Whitworth works with the surrounding foundations. We visted the Manchester Royal Infirmary, to look at how the arts have been used as a tool within the hospital to lighten the well being […]

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 […]