Start the weekend early with our Thursday Lates – a series of sociable, after work and late openings that are the perfect place to meet up with friends, explore the gallery and enjoy a specially curated selection of talks, performances, film screenings, live music and artist interventions.
Thursdays, 6-9pm, free unless otherwise stated
Facing Out Opening Event
Thursday 21 February, 6-9pm
Free, no booking
Join us for an evening of music, art and making, at the launch of exhibition Facing Out: Life after treatment for facial cancer; a celebration of life and of the resilience of those faced with a cancer diagnosis.
Facing Out is an exhibition of portraits of people who have experienced facial cancers together with a co-curated display of art-works they've specially selected from the Whitworth's collections. The portraits have been created in public by Manchester-based artist Lucy Burscough during her residency at Maggie's Manchester; a cancer support centre in the grounds of The Christie Hospital.
7pm: Special performance from Manchester-based singer Monica Ward with backing from the Chemo-thumpers (a choir of visitors from Maggie's Manchester, cancer support centre).
6-8.30pm: Maggie's Manchester Pop-up in the Whitworth's Learning Studio with mug-painting and free tea and cake. Plus Maggie's Manchester staff on hand to talk about the services they offer to those living with cancer and their families. Workshop is a drop-in, no need to book
Melanie Manchot: Twelve
7 March, 6pm. Free
Booking recommended, please click here for more details or to book
Portraits of Recovery and the Whitworth present a screening of Twelve by Melanie Manchot and post in-conversation with the artist, curator Mark Prest of Portraits of Recovery, and Professor Amanda Ravetz from MMU
Twelve is Manchot’s major multi-channel video installation work exploring the intimate stories, rituals, repetitions and ruptures of lives spent in addiction and recovery. Inspired by the visual acuity of renowned contemporary filmmakers, the work connects and collapses individual recollections in which everyday situations, events and activities are rendered dramatic or abstract and infused with tragedy, pathos and humour.
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All proposals go to our bi-monthly panel (The panel meets in November 2018, January 2019, March 2019, May 2019, July 2019) and those selected will be contacted to start the panning of the event.