Supporting you to discover, explore and make the most of the Whitworth through free resources, tours and self led opportunities.
ARTiculation at the Whitworth
“ARTiculation is changing the future of British art criticism for the best.”
23 January 2019, KS5
Articulate is a national competition for sixth formers. It is designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills. The North West regional heats will be held at the Whitworth and the heat winner will be entered into the national final. Lead by the Roche Court Educational Trust
Sessions free, booking essential
TACTILE - Contemporary textile handling resource
TACTILE is a series of specially commissioned textile artworks for hands-on, up-close analysis and exploration. Works by leading and emergent artists and makers sit alongside fact files and printed resources. Free to use either in the gallery, or in your school or college.
Alternatively, you could take part in an Art School workshop led by a TACTILE artist. 2 hour workshop - £90
For schools and colleges, KS5
Learn about the diversity of arts practice. These sessions are perfect for those embarking on their Bronze Arts Award. Use our collection to help your research into personal arts heroes. Meet with creative professionals to support your award.
2 hour workshop - £120
Arts Award Monthly Surgeries
This is a chance to find out more about how to gain a Bronze Arts Award with the Whitworth’s collection and staff.
Monday 8 October 2018, 3-5pm
Saturday 17 November 2018, 1-3pm
Thursday 11 April 2019, 2-4pm
Saturday 21 June 2019, 1-3pm
Free, booking essential
Self guided visits
Lead your class or group around the gallery yourself. We can provide everything you need to design and support your visit.
Free Tours at 11am - Discover the Whitworth
We bring you closer to art than ever before. Come and explore our new building, collections, indoor and outdoor spaces as our visitor team take you on a tour with a difference. First come first served.
To make a booking go to manchester.ac.uk/whitworth/learn/ schoolscollegesanduniversities
Whitworth Comes to You
If you are not able to make it to the Whitworth, one of our practitioners will bring the Whitworth to you. Call us to discuss your bespoke in school workshop plan. £350 per day to work with one artist