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Inside Manchester Art Gallery November 2011– February 2012 Free entry

Ford Madox Brown Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions, free entry for Friends, Patrons and under 18s)

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Welcome Whether you’ve got 10 minutes, all day, are on your own or have the children with you, we’d love to see you. You don’t have to like everything inside. And you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy a visit. It’s your gallery. It’s free. And it’s in the heart of Manchester. What’s inside? Our collection is made up of paintings, drawings, sculpture and decorative art. We’re probably most famous for our Pre-Raphaelite paintings, but displays cover all periods, including what’s happening now.

New displays In May 2012 we celebrate 10 years since re-opening. We’re refreshing, renewing and replacing a lot of displays, starting with the Manchester Gallery. This will close for a while on 8 January. Keep an eye on our website for updates.

Where to start? Borrow a new audioguide for donation of just £2, pick up a free highlights leaflet and follow a short trail or collect a floorplan and just wander. Relax over lunch or a coffee Choose from tea and cake, a tasty salad, a quick sandwich or freshly prepared hot dishes in our friendly cafe and self-service restaurant. There are some great tasting children’s options too, from homemade fish fingers to a pick-and-mix lunchbox. The art of shopping You can always pick up postcards or prints of our best loved works but don’t miss our beautiful range of stationery and gifts inspired by paintings from the exhibition Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer and available for a limited period only. If you’re looking for that perfect, unique Christmas gift, we’ll be showing and selling stunning jewellery by designer-makers from the Manchester Jewellers’ Network from the beginning of November. And don’t forget we sell lovely, arty Christmas cards, calendars and diaries. All your purchases help support the gallery, so thank you for shopping and eating with us.

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Catch What’s new at Manchester Art Gallery

Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer Until 29 January

£8 (£6 concessions) Free entry for under 18s and Manchester Art Gallery Friends and Patrons This is the first major exhibition of Ford Madox Brown’s work since 1964. The show brings together 140 paintings and drawings, including his epic paintings of Victorian life, Work and The Last of England. It champions Brown’s pioneering role in the development of PreRaphaelitism and explores how his rebellion against traditionally taught methods of painting led to a completely new, radical and original style.

Buy tickets online at www.manchestergalleries.org/ fordmadoxbrown See the calendar at the back for details of exhibition tours and talks. For information on group tours with expert guides, email magevents@manchester.gov.uk or call 0161 235 8855.

Above: The Last Of England, 1852–55, oil on panel, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery © Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Headline sponsor

The Zochonis Charitable Trust The official paint sponsor of Manchester City Galleries

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Catch What’s new at Manchester Art Gallery and Gallery of Costume Grayson Perry Visual Dialogues Until 12 February 2012 We’ve bought a striking vase and print by Turner Prizewinning artist Grayson Perry. See them both on show alongside historic costume, prints and ceramics in a display co-curated by a group of young people and artist Jim Medway.

Mark Leckey 17 February–18 March Leckey won the Turner Prize in 1998 and the artworks in this exhibition span the period from his international recognition in the late 1990s up to the present day. His work encompasses sculpture, sound, film and performance. It also draws on his personal experiences, particularly his fascination with the Manchester dance scene when he was growing up in the North of England. The exhibition will include a series of live performances by Leckey and a new work responding to Jacob Epstein’s Genesis. See website for performance times, www. manchestergalleries.org This is the first exhibition in Manchester Art Gallery’s new partnership with the Serpentine Gallery.

Under That Cloud 19 November–15 April An exhibition of jewellery by 18 international artists produced in response to their experience of being stranded together in Mexico City in April 2010 under the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. Their enforced stay became an exciting opportunity to make new work inspired by their impressions of Mexico – the vibrant colours, the traffic chaos, the architecture, the ancient heritage, the music and the people. Work from this show is for sale. See website for the featured artists. Curated by Jo Bloxham. Yves Saint Laurent: Designer in focus 14 September–31December Our sister venue, the Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Fallowfield, is showing an exhibition that highlights the genius of Yves Saint Laurent by focusing on 14 iconic outfits, all from its own collection.

Above: Genesis, Sir Jacob Epstein 1880– 1959. Created 1929–31. Courtesy of the Whitworth Art Gallery

Above: Bracito de Oro, 2011, Benjamin Lignel. Photo © Jonathan Keenan

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We’ve been able to purchase Grayson Perry’s Jane Austen in E17 and Print for a Politician thanks to generous support from The Goldstone and Livingstone Family Trusts in memory of their parents’ friendship, the Art Fund and the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund. Visual Dialogues: young people and artists interpreting art together. As part of the Visual Dialogues programme, jointly funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Education (DfE), Strategic Commissioning.

Asia Triennial Manchester Until 27 November A new short film in the Manchester Gallery celebrates the culmination of a year-long collaboration with Chinese Arts Centre. Members of the NEESA South Asian Well Women’s Project in Cheetham Hill worked with artists Eastman Cheng (Hong Kong), Teresa Wilson (UK) and Chien-Ni Hung (UK) using a ‘pass it on’ approach to sharing creative skills and ideas. The film relates the women’s stories of marriage and uses props, puppets and sets to recreate a traditional Pakistani wedding ceremony. This is a Shisha-initiated project.


Enjoy With our free half term events and year round family activities and facilities, we make it easy for you to enjoy some quality time together. Activities available anytime The Interactive Gallery is a handson introduction to real art. Pick up a story bag, borrow an explorer belt, or ask for a Heroes and Monsters pack from the information desk and set off on an arty adventure. Drop in events Check our website for weekend and school holiday activities. This February half term we’re exploring surface textures with magic rubbings and playing with paints to make beautiful pictures to take home. Suitable for a wide range of ages, from toddlers to 11 year olds.

Monthly art activities Our family art club is for you and your 6–11 year olds. Mini art club is for you and your 0–5 year olds. Imagine weekends are drop-in creative play sessions for families with children aged 0–11. What’s on, when? Check the calendar at the back of this leaflet, pick up a family leaflet, visit our website www. manchestergalleries.org, sign up to receive our family email newsletter or call us on 0161 235 8888. All family activities and events are free. There’s no need to book (except for Mini art club). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bringing a group of 10 or more? Please call us in advance to discuss your plans. Tel: 0161 235 8869. Chinese New Year Sun 29 January 11–4pm Don’t miss all the family fun as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

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Explore What do yesterday’s radical artists mean today?

The Pre-Raphaelite Experiment Until May 2012 We have a famous collection of 19th century paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. This group of artists rebelled against the artistic conventions of their day, both in their style of painting and their choice of subjects. They wanted to convey the vivid reality of nature and paint subjects of contemporary social and political significance. But what do they mean to today’s Mancunians?

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We’ve been looking at four of the Pre-Raphaelite paintings from our collection with local groups, schools and families. You can see them along with the participants’ responses in Gallery 6, one of our Victorian galleries. There’s creative writing, painting, photography, textiles and film. Have a look next time you’re visiting and maybe you’ll be inspired to share your own responses with us.

Visit our website to read some of our visitors’ comments and for a link to the Pre-Raphaelite Experiment blog http://www. manchestergalleries.org/thecollections/the-pre-raphaeliteexperiment/ Or see the calendar at the back of this leaflet for Pre-Raphaelite bites informal discussions.

Below: Autumn Leaves,1856, John Everett Millais


Discover Enjoy finding out more about art and our collection at one of our tours or events. See the calendar at the back for details.

Find out more about art a free Highlights tour. Learn about Ford Madox Brown from an expert at one of our talks. Try something fun for free Which of our artworks do you love or loathe? Interested to hear what other people think? Come to one of our informal lunchtime discussions, Art bites and PreRaphaelite bites. For something completely different, follow local musician Black Jack Barnet on a journey around the gallery, featuring songs inspired by paintings from our collection. Exhibition tours Our volunteer guides lead free tours of Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer most weekends during the exhibition and we offer a monthly Ford Madox Brown focus tour with exhibition curator Rebecca Milner (exhibition tickets £8/£6). What’s on, when? Check the events calendar at the back of this leaflet, visit our website www. manchestergalleries.org, sign up for our e-newsletter or give us a call on 0161 235 8888. Bringing a group? Tours for groups can be tailored to your interests and cost just £5 per person. Book by calling 0161 235 8855 or email magevents@ manchester.gov.uk

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Make more of art Join the Manchester Art Gallery Friends and see Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer for free. Friends are crucial to our success. Your subscription helps us conserve art, stage exhibitions, buy new works and keep our family events free. There are three different levels of Friendship: Friend, Best Friend and Patron. You can join as an individual or in joint membership with someone living at the same address. From as little as £24 a year, Friends benefit from: • Free entry to charging exhibitions (including Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer) • Welcome tour with other new Friends • Invitations to exclusive previews • Access to Friends-only events • Regular e-newsletters and advance news • And for an extra £2 per year, 20% discount in our shop and a 10% discount in our cafe

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How to join • Online at www. joinmagfriends.com • Pick up a Friends leaflet in the gallery • Contact us and we’ll send you a form. Tel: 0161 235 8814. Email: friends@manchester.gov.uk Friends get access to some of the most interesting art events in the North West. Best Friends and Patrons can join more exclusive events, bringing you closer to the heart of our work. Art masterclass: Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites Sat 26 November, 11am–5pm Visit our art store for exclusive access to fragile works on paper by members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Then join us for a practical watercolour painting class. Suitable for beginners. £60 (includes all materials and refreshments). Best Friends and Patrons welcome.

Christmas party Thurs 1 December, 6–8pm Join us for drinks and mince pies as a thank you for all your support. Free, all Friends, Best Friends and Patrons welcome. René Lalique, premier jeweller of the Belle Époque Sat 14 January, 2–4pm Antiques expert Eric Knowles talks about Lalique’s early career as France’s leading jewellery designer and maker. Includes book signing. £10. All Friends, Best Friends and Patrons welcome. He’s a dedicated follower of fashion Thurs 9 February 6–8pm Discover the surprising variety of men’s fashion through the ages in our collection at the Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall. £10 (includes refreshments). All Friends, Best Friends and Patrons welcome. Booking is essential for all Friends events. Tel: 0161 235 8814. Email: friends@manchester.gov.uk


Support us We can’t do it without you. Thanks to everyone who supports us.

Support the gallery As a Corporate Member, your business can entertain in the gallery and enjoy invitations to previews, our annual dinner and other exclusive events. You can borrow art for your office and tailor-make art events for your staff. For more information on how you can support Manchester Art Gallery, please contact Catherine Corlett Tel: 0161 235 8896. Email: c.corlett@manchester.gov.uk Or visit: www. manchestergalleries.org/ supporting-us

Above: Exclusive supporters event 2011 Sven Eselgroth Photography

We’re extremely grateful to the following for their support: Director’s Circle ABode Manchester Bruntwood Cobden House Chambers Cole & Co Dewhurst Torevell & Co Ltd Hill Dickinson Petros Development Company Ltd St Johns Buildings The Marketing Clinic Wrather & Co WRG

Executive Circle Charles Stanley, The Personal Investment Service Emerson Group Limited Eversheds Hurst Ian Simpson Architects Ltd Investec Specialist Private Bank Pannone Quorum Estates Event sponsors Harvey Nichols Ltd Cheshire Cat Events Ltd Piccadilly AV Ltd Corporate partners BJL – communications partner Farrow & Ball – official paint supplier Cheshire Life – official media sponsor of the Patrons Scheme Manchester Hilton Deansgate – official sponsor of the Patrons Scheme 9


Events calendar November–February Key: Adult workshops Family friendly tours and talks events

November Weds 2

Exclusive Friends events

12.30–1pm

Art bites Informal art discussion

Free

12.30–1pm

Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion

Free

Sat 5

1–3pm

Family art club Creative fun for you and your 6–11 year olds

Free, arrive early

Wed 9

12.30–1pm

Focus tour Ford Madox Brown’s landscapes

Free (exhibition tickets £8/£6)

Fri 4

Fri 11 Fri 11

12.30–1pm Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion 10.15–11.15am Mini art club Sensory play for you and your baby/toddler and 11.30am–12.30pm Sat 12–Sun 13 12–4pm Imagine weekend Experiment and play with the material of the month

Free

Sun 13

1–2.30pm

Free (exhibition tickets £8/£6)

Fri 18

10.30am–12pm Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion

Sat 19

10am–5pm

Under That Cloud opens

Free

Sat 19

2–3.30pm

Ford Madox Brown: Life, Love Art Talk by Angela Thirlwell

£10. Please book*

Fri 25

10.30am–12pm Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion

Sat 26

11am–5pm

Tour in British Sign Language Ford Madox Brown Exhibition

Watercolour masterclass Inspired by the Pre Raphaelites

Free, please book

Free, drop-in

Free £60. Please book

December Thurs 1

10.30am–12pm Audio described tour Ford Madox Brown exhibition

Thurs 1

6–8pm

Friends Christmas party

Free

Fri 2

10.30am–12pm Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion

Free

Fri 2 Sat 3

12.30–1.30pm 1–3pm

Artist Talk Leading ceramicist Michael Eden on his work Family art club Workshops for you and your 6–11 year olds

Free

Weds 7

12.30–1pm

Focus tour Ford Madox Brown’s modern life masterpieces

Free (exhibition tickets £8/£6)

Weds 7

12.30–1pm

Art bites Informal art discussion

Free

Fri 9 Fri 9

1–2.30pm Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion 10.15–11.15am Mini art club Sensory play for you and your baby/toddler and 11.30am–12.30pm Sat 10–Sun 11 12–4pm Imagine weekend Experiment and play with the material of the month

Free (Exhibition tickets £8/£6)

Free, arrive early

Free Free, please book

Free, drop-in

January

Fri 6

12.30–1pm

Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion

Sat 7

1–3pm

Family art club Creative fun for you and your 6 – 11 year olds Free, arrive early

Sun 8

3–4pm

Tours in British Sign Language Ford Madox Brown exhibition Free (exhibition tickets £8/£6)

Weds 11

12.30–1pm

Focus tour Ford Madox Brown’s landscapes

Fri 13 Fri 13

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12.30–1pm Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion 10.15–11.15am Mini art club Sensory play for you and your baby/toddler and 11.30am–12.30pm

Free

Free (exhibition tickets £8/£6) Free Free, please book


Free highlights tours of the gallery Every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 2–3pm No need to book

January (contd) Sat 14–Sun 15 2–4pm

Imagine weekend Experiment and play with the material of the month

Free, drop-in

Sat 14

12–4pm

Talk on Lalique by Eric Knowles

£10

Sun 15

2–3.45pm

Manchester Murals talk by Julian Treuherz

£10. Please book*

Fri 20

12.30–1pm

Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion

Free

Fri 27

12.30–1pm

Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion

Free

Sun 29

10am–5pm

Last chance to see Ford Madox Brown exhibition

£8/£6

Sun 29

11am–4pm

Chinese New Year celebrations

Free

12.30–1pm

Art bites Informal art discussion

Free

Fri 3

12.30–1pm

Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion

Free

Sat 4

1–3pm

Family art club Creative fun for you and your 6–11 year olds

Free, arrive early

Sat 4

3–4pm

Focus tour 20th Century sculpture

Free

Thurs 9

6–8pm

Men’s fashion through the ages at the Gallery of Costume

£10

Sat 18

10am–5pm

Mark Lecky exhibition opens

Free

February Weds 1

Fri 10 Fri 10

12.30–1pm Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion 10.15–11.15am Mini art club Sensory play for you and your baby/toddler and 11.30am–12.30pm Sat 11–Sun 12 12–4pm Imagine weekend Experiment and play with the material of the month

Free

Sun 12

10am–5pm

Last chance to see Grayson Perry: Visual Dialogues

Free

Wed 15

12.30–1pm

Talk Pre-Raphaelite beauty

Free Free, arrive early

Surprise! Surprise! Make a rubbing and play with paint, 0–11 year olds

Fri 17

12.30–1pm

Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion

Free

Fri 24

12.30–1pm

Pre-Raphaelite bites Informal art discussion

Free

Tues 14 –Fri 17 1–3pm

Free, please book

Free, drop-in

Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer exhibition tours every Saturday and Sunday 3–4pm during the run of the exhibition apart from Sun 13 November; Sat 24, Sun 25, Sat 30 and Sun 31 December; Sat 28 and Sun 29 January. Free (exhibition tickets £8/£6). * Book online www.manchestergalleries.org/fordmadoxbrown or in person at the gallery.

As part of Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer, you can visit Ford Madox Brown’s murals in Manchester Town Hall’s Great Hall from 10am–5pm on Sundays: 6 November, 20 November, 4 December, 11 December, 18 December, 8 January, 15 January, 22 January, 29 January.

Booking information For events that require advance booking, please call 0161 235 8814, email magevents@manchester.gov.uk. Please book one week in advance for mini art club. For Friends-only events Please call 0161 235 8814 or email friends@manchester.gov.uk

For more information and to keep in touch Visit our website www.manchestergalleries.org and sign up to receive our free what’s on or family e-newsletters. And follow us on facebook and on twitter . Making events accessible If you have access needs, please contact us in advance. Tel: 0161 235 8855. Email: magevents@manchester.gov.uk

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Visit us Come along. Entry is free. (But we really appreciate donations to help us continue our free programme.)

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Access Information Disabled parking is on Princess Street and Nicholas Street (about 50m from the gallery entrance). The entrance, building and toilets are accessible throughout, and lifts serve all floors. Just ask if you’d like to borrow a wheelchair. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome, and we have induction loops. Visit our website or give us a call for more information. Cover: The Irish Girl, 1860, Ford Madox

Brown © Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund.

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Owned and managed by Manchester City Council. Correction In the last edition of Inside Manchester Art Gallery, we advertised the exhibition Exporting Beauty Pilkington’s Pottery and Tiles as running until October 2012. This was an error. The exhibition is now finished. We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience.

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Open Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm. Closed Mondays 24–26, 31 December, 1 January. Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street Manchester M2 3JL Tel: 0161 235 8888 www.manchestergalleries.org Manchester Art Gallery is in the city centre, easily accessible by all forms of transport. For detailed information, ring GMPTE on 0161 228 7811. By tram To St Peter’s Square. By bus To Portland Street and Piccadilly Gardens. By train To Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Oxford Road. Free shuttle buses stop close to the gallery. By coach To Princess Street. By car From the M60, follow signs to the city centre. Parking is available on Chepstow Street, Faulkner Street, Chorlton Street and Sackville Street.


Inside November 2011 to February 2012