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Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind: Familiar Phantoms
The premiere of a major new film by artists and long-time collaborators Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind, jointly commissioned by the Whitworth and Film and Video Umbrella with support from the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
2 March – 21 May 2023
This exhibition delves into the Whitworth’s collection to examine how we can use a queer lens to define what the term 'queer' means.
27 January – 3 December 2023
Althea McNish: Colour is Mine
The Whitworth is pleased to announce Althea McNish: Colour is Mine, the first major retrospective of Althea McNish (1924-2020). McNish was the first Caribbean designer to achieve international recognition and one of the most influential and innovative textile designers in the UK.
21 October 2022 – 23 April 2023
Slow Down, You’re Doing Fine
In our attention economy, taking time out to meditate on a single object can be a radical act of self-care. This exhibition invites you to spend time getting to know one or two paintings in detail.
14 October 2022 – 10 September 2023
Exchanges: Recent Additions to the Collection
Exchanges sets art and artist together, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in opposition – always with insight and intention.
This is an evolving exhibition (running from 2018-2023) in which works are regularly exchanged and displays refreshed, revealing the gallery’s recent acquisitions alongside existing collection works.
19 February 2022 – 21 May 2023
Dates for previous iterations of the Exchanges exhibition:
2 July 2021 – 6 February 2022
16 Sept 2020 – 4 November 2020 (Closed due to Covid-19 lockdown 3)
24 March 2018 – 17 March 2020 (Closed due to Covid-19 lockdown 1)
Office of Arte Útil
In November 2021 the Whitworth launched the Office of Arte Útil, a new permanent public space that activates the gallery’s mission to use art for positive social change.
From 26 November 2021 – ongoing
Standardisation and Deviation: The Whitworth Story
Standardisation is a theme that is woven throughout this exhibition, telling the history of the Whitworth and the development of its diverse and internationally significant collections.
23 July 2022 – 6 August 2023
Previous running dates for this exhibition:
14 December 2019 – 17 March 2020 (Closed due to COVID 19, Lockdown 1)
16 September 2020 – 4 November 2020 (Closed due to COVID 19, Lockdown 3)
2 July 2021 – June 2022 (Artwork and display changeover)
A permanent commission in Whitworth Park by artist Anya Gallaccio, exploring themes of loss, memory and physical presence in both nature and architecture.