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Thursday Lates

Eclectic late-night openings until 9pm every Thursday, with music, performances, talks and screenings

Start the weekend early with our Thursday Lates – a series of sociable, after work and late night 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, 6pm-9pm. All events are FREE - unless otherwise stated 

South Asian Modernists 1953-63
7 December, 6pm. Free. Please book

Join us for a colourful evening exploring the work of artists who feature in the exhibition South Asian Modernists 1953-63. An informal panel discussion will delve into the characters and creative atmosphere that made up the experimental space Gallery One.


The panel discussion will include:

Nada Raza - Research Curator, Tate

Amrita Jhaveri - Curator, dealer and collector of South Asian art and co-founder of Jhaveri Contemporary

Tasveer Shemza – daughter of artist Anwar Jalal Shemza

Francesca Souza – daughter of artist Francis Newton Souza

Clare Freestone – Associate Curator Photographs, National Portrait Gallery


South Asian Modernists 1953-63 explores the works of Pakistani and Indian artist who worked with Victor Musgrave between 1953-63. Musgrave ran the experimental Gallery One space where South Asia’s most eminent modernist artists were exhibited. Amongst the most important exhibitions held was Seven Indian Painters in Europe (1958), which received critical acclaim and introduced Indian artists to the British market. Drawing on works from the 1953-63 period, these modernist paintings are shown alongside photographs by the renowned photographer Ida Kar, capturing the creative atmosphere of the age.

To book, please visit Eventbrite



My Recoverist Family
14 December, 6pm - 9pm. Free. Please book

Portraits of Recovery present the film launch of My Recoverist Family, starring the performance artist David Hoyle and his LGBT+ Recoverist collaborators, directed by Amanda Ravetz and Huw Wahl.


Study Centre

Before the film, meet artist David Hoyle and PORe director and curator, Mark Prest with a private viewing of artworks selected by them from the Whitworth's collection.


Grand Hall

Presided over by high-wire avant-guardian and force of nature, David Hoyle, in collaboration with artist and makers Jackie Haynes, Another Adele, Justin Freeman, Mark Prest and Greg Thorpe, the film follows an LGBT+ group from Greater Manchester, exploring non-linear journeys through recovery from substance use and beyond.


Grand Hall

Post screening panel discussion with artist David Hoyle, author Will Self, film makers Huw Wahl and Amanda Ravetz, and curator Mark Prest; and chaired by Professor Jackie Stacey from the University of Manchester.

For more information and to book your free place visit Eventbrite here



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