Art is Good for You 2

Friday 17 April / 11.00am – 3.00pm

FREE Suggested donation £2.30 per person per 2 hour session, £5.00 for the full day / Booking Essential

Recommended age: 8-14

Explore the themes of portraiture and identity, inspired by the Received Wisdom exhibition. Produce two ‘selfies’ (self-portraits), one in clay and one painted, using clay and watercolour techniques. Explore portraiture by playing gallery games and investigating key works in detail.

This will be a day full of fun and unique art!

Artist: Kerry Cook

Bring a packed lunch.

This event is part of the learning and engagement programme for Received Wisdom – An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition. Find out more about our Arts Council Collection partnership.

This event for young people is kindly supported by The Arts Society.

Weaving History

Wednesday 15 April / 11.00am, 1.00pm & 2.00pm

FREE but donations for materials welcome / Booking Essential

Recommended age: 4+

Learn the skills to make your own weaving to take home.

Lubaina Himid’s work, Cotton.com (2002), uses painted patterns influenced by textiles to imagine a conversation between Manchester cotton mill workers and slaves labouring on American plantations. Explore the artwork and why it was made, and the history of cotton through the Museum’s handling collection.

The event is part of the learning and engagement programme for Received Wisdom – An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition. Find out more about our Arts Council Collection partnership.

Relaxed Family Session: Weaving History

Wednesday 15 April / 10.00am – 10.45am

FREE / Booking Essential

Recommended age: 4+

Explore textures, fabrics, patterns and weaving!

Lubaina Himid’s work, Cotton.com (2002), uses painted patterns influenced by textiles to imagine a conversation between Manchester cotton mill workers and slaves labouring on American plantations. Explore the artwork and why it was made, and the history of cotton through the Museum’s handling collection.

This bookable session of Weaving History is designed for families with children with disabilities and/or additional needs, including autistic spectrum conditions. For more information on this session please contact the Public Engagement & Learning Team on 0191 5612323 or e-mail [email protected]

The event is part of the learning and engagement programme for Received Wisdom – An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition. Find out more about our Arts Council Collection partnership.

Easter Art School: Disruptions in the Gallery

Friday 17 April – Saturday 18 April / 10.00am – 3.00pm

FREE but suggested donation £10 for both days / Booking Essential

Recommended age: 13-19

Art! Doing things you aren’t normally allowed to do in a gallery!

Come and explore the gallery space through performance techniques over this two day long art school, and make something happen.

Artist: Poppy Crawshaw

Pizza, drinks and snacks are included.

 

This event is part of the learning and engagement programme for Received Wisdom – An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition. Find out more about our Arts Council Collection partnership.

This event for young people is kindly supported by The Arts Society.

British Science Week: Fun with Photography

Saturday 14 March / 11.00am, 1.00pm & 2.00pm

Recommended age: 5+

£4 per child / Adults go free / Booking Essential

Join the experts to learn about the amazing science of photography. See curious science demonstrations and make your own creative photographic artworks inspired by the Received Wisdom exhibition.

This event is part of the learning and engagement programme for Received Wisdom – An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition. Find out more about our Arts Council Collection partnership.

Image credit: John Stezaker, Pair V, 2007. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist

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Wednesday 8 April / 11.00am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-3.00pm

Recommended age: 4+

FREE but donations for materials welcome / Drop-in

Come and join our day-long family drop-in. Inspired by Hew Locke’s Medusa as part of the Received Wisdom exhibition, we’re going to explore lots of ways of creating silhouettes and using collage to create bold and colourful artworks.

Queen Elizabeth II has the most recognisable silhouette in the world – British postage stamps are the only ones that don’t need to say the country of origin because everyone knows the shape of our Queen’s head. Even though her features have been distorted by the hundreds of small plastic toys that have been attached to the silhouette of her face, she is still easily identifiable as the Queen. Hew Locke grew up in British Guiana, which was a British colony in the Caribbean. The Queen’s image was on the front cover of every child’s exercise book, and it was forbidden to deface or vandalise her image. In Medusa, Locke has used cheap plastic objects to describe the Queen’s face, but also to hide it.

The event is part of the learning and engagement programme for Received Wisdom – An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition. Find out more about our Arts Council Collection partnership.