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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. FREE. 


Four Poses
21 July, 7pm. Free

An evening of life drawing with artist Sarah Sanders in response to our exhibition, Elizabeth Price Curates. Throughout the evening Sarah will take you on a journey around the galleries where you will draw the body in four different poses, inspired by the themes within the exhibition; Sleeping, Working, Mourning and Dancing. No life drawing experience necessary and all materials provided. 

This event is free and no tickets are needed, but arrive early to avoid disappointment. 


Epiphany and Naomi Kendrick
28 July, 7pm. Free

An evening of live music and drawing with Epiphany and Naomi Kendrick. An eclectic mix of classical and contemporary instrumentalists, including violin, viola, cello, electric harp, flutes and wind synthesiser, create unique improvised Sound Portraits, a unique and often moving experience for both sitter and audience. The evening will also premiere an exciting new collaboration, Epiphany will join artist Naomi Kendrick for a special new performance. Epiphany will improvise music, responding to one another and to Naomi Kendrick as she draws, Naomi in turn will respond to the music through drawing. For both musicians and artist, movement will form an important part of the performance, resulting in a multi layered ‘conversation’ between musicians, artist, space and audience.


Precarious Assembly
4 August, 6pm. Free

An evening of performance and installations throughout the Whitworth’s exhibitions and spaces, curated by Accumulations, a collective of women exploring body and movement-based performance practice. During the evening 12 artists present pieces that explore or take a strong influence from women artists, activists and theorists, female family heritage, and the Whitworth. 

The evening will begin at 6pm with a ‘keynote’ performance by Sexcentenary - a group of self-identifying older women who explore gender, feminism and ageing in their performance work. 

This is followed by a schedule of curated works - some are durational or have a processional format, whilst others are of short duration that invite you to watch from beginning to end. Alongside Sexcentenary, the artists involved in Precarious Assembly are Funmi Adewole, Amy Buckley, Rosa Cisneros, Rachel Dean, Dualworks, Jane Dunlop & Mira Loew, Gillian Dyson, Angela Kennedy, Karen Lawrence, Anna MacDonald, and Holly Matthews. 

Further information about the projects and their locations in the gallery will be published in our catalogue for the event, which includes a statement from each artist about their work, a contextual article by Sara Spies and Dani Abulhawa, and details of a satellite project, A Shrine to Women's Work by Amy Voris happening from 1-13 August.


Elizabeth Price in conversation
18 August, 7pm-8.30pm
Free, booking essential

(Tickets will be available shortly – please check here for details.)
This event will start promptly at 7pm, latecomers may not be guaranteed admission.

Elizabeth Price in conversation with David Lillington, discussing the exhibition IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY.

IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY is curated by Turner Prize-winner Elizabeth Price, one of Britain's most acclaimed artists. Her work often represents a dialogue between the virtual realm of film and the physical world of museum artifacts. In this highly original exhibition stages an 'austere melodrama', encompassing a vast repertoire of images of the reclining or recumbent body by many artists - in states of weariness, sleep, stupor, reverie, mourning, death and erotic transport or languor.


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