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Your Whitworth

Supporting you to discover, explore and make the most of the Whitworth through free resources, tours and self led opportunities.

Your Whitworth

Supporting you to discover, explore and make the most of the Whitworth through free resources, tours and self led opportunities.

Portfolio Development Day

6 December 2017, KS5


Make art and gain top tips on how to develop a brilliant portfolio, as well as take a tutorial from an arts undergraduate.

Free, booking essential (60 places)


ARTiculation at the Whitworth

“ARTiculation is changing the future of British art criticism for the best.”

Antony Gormley


24 January 2018, 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

Exam Research Day

14 February 2018, KS4-5


Led by University students our exam research day explores different forms of visual research and gives practical tips and advice about how to respond to exam questions. The session will also enable students to find out what university can offer them.
Free, booking essential (60 places)

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


Arts Award

For Schools & Colleges, KS3-5       NEEDS ARTS AWARD LOGO

Learn about the diversity of arts practice. This session is 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 - £90

Arts Award Monthly Surgeries

For Students

This is a chance to find out more about how to gain a Bronze Arts Award with the Whitworth’s collection and staff.

Monday 9 October 2017, 3-5pm

Saturday 25 November 2017, 1-3pm

Monday 5 February 2018, 3-5pm

Saturday 24 March 2018, 1-3pm

Monday 14 May 2018, 3-5pm

Saturday 23 June 2018, 3-5pm

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 new 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 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

You can use our online booking form to arrange your visit to the Whitworth, or for more information  E-mail the learning team or call on 0161 275 7453