Djembe drumming workshop 26/8 with Sidiki Dembele
All credits to Sidiki Dembele and his band!
Second of the West African drumming workshop series at the gallery where all were invited to participate, regardless of skill level.
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Raw Social 25th August: music performance by Sidiki Dembele & band
All credits to Sidiki Dembele and his band!
The mesmerisingly beautiful first track of Sidiki Dembele's set for the Raw Social. Using drums, flutes, harps, synths, and vocals, their unique, soothing sound fills the gallery surrounded by Pascale Marthine Tayou's work, The World Falls Apart.
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Art Bus Time Lapse
Time Lapse of 'Creative Hands' decorating the Art Bus, which is used for community outreach sessions linking to the arts and music programmes for the 2012 Manchester, West African art exhibition - We Face Forward.
Planet Pattern Movement and Dance Primary Workshop
Explore and experience our collections and unique gallery spaces through movement and dance.
Discover a world of pattern and shape that can link to a range of curriculum ideas and themes
Including; Materials and their properties, shape and space, light, dark and shadows, sculpture and symmetry
Emeka Ogboh Interview
Emeka Ogboh, artist exhibiting in We Face Forward speaking with Bryony Bond one of the curators about Ogboh's sound works and his initial ideas of installing sound. in Whitworth Park.
Recorded Friday 30 March 2012 In Whitworth Art Gallery
We wanted to capture Emeka Ogboh's intial impressions and to introduce his work to audiences in Manchester.
Whitworth Art Gallery - Global Threads Project, Dance Performance
A performance by children from Cheshire Primary Schools for their Global Threads project. The movement and dance event was performed in front of invited guests, parents and their teachers. The children's act portrays the 'life of a cotton picker' and was the result of a two week adventure with Primary Schools linked to Fallibroome Academy - Special Arts College.
Dark Matters Trailer
Trailer for Dark Matters exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery - running until January 15 2012
Whitworth Art Gallery Symposium - Intuition 9 October 2010
9 October 2010
With Matthew Higgs, Director of White Columns, New York and Jon Thompson,
artist, influential art educationalist, curator and writer.
In 2010 the Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection was presented to the
Whitworth Art Gallery, as a gift facilitated by the Contemporary Art
Society. Intuition, curated by Bryony Bond, is the first exhibition to be
drawn from this collection. For the Symposium, Director of the Whitworth,
Maria Balshaw discussed, with the invited speakers the changing
relationship of outsider art to the mainstream art system.
Matthew Higgs has a long-standing relationship with the Creative Growth
Art Centre, California, a centre for adult artists with developmental,
mental and physical disabilities, and has shown work by the centre's
artists at White Columns, one of New York's oldest and most prestigious
non-profit galleries where he is the Director/Chief Curator.
Link to the White Columns website here.
Responsible for the development of Goldsmiths College as the centre of new
talent in this country and curator of significant exhibitions at the
Hayward Gallery, Jon Thompson has also been closely associated with the
development of the Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection and curated the
exhibition Inner Worlds Outside in 2006, which sought to demonstrate the
parallels between 'insider' and 'outsider' work.
Christmas at Whitworth Art Gallery
Heald Place Primary school came in on a very snowy day to partake in Xmas themed activities and to help us with the tree decorations. Vivid Photo Visual from Stockport really captured the moment and atmosphere with their wonderful camera work.
Hope you enjoy and a very Merry Christmas to you from the Education team!
Medlock Primary School 'Takeover' Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Museum
Takeover Day 2010, led nationally by the Children's Commissioner, gives children throughout England the chance to be involved in decision-making by working alongside adults. For the first time, Kids in Museums is joining the Children's Commissioner to support and encourage museums to take part in and benefit from Takeover Day.
Medlock Primary school were invited to both the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Manchester Museum in a joint collaboration to help the visitor services teams within these organisations.
The footage shown was filmed by the children themselves.
We hope you enjoy the results...
The Student Social at Whitworth Art Gallery
The Student Social is a new social and cultural event for students to celebrate the opening of the Whitworth Art Gallerys major exhibitions and also acts as a platform for student talent, creativity and participation.
Art & Design and Art Gallery and Museum Management students from the University of Salford curated the first one for the provocative and subversive artists wallpapers exhibition, Walls are Talking. Wallpaper is out of the closet and the walls are talking.
Testimonies from Out in the City. Part 2 of 2
Testimonies from Out in the City:
Months after their enactment of the trial members of Out in the City interviewed each other regarding their perceptions, observations and memories of their involvement. Having made their faces public by giving their visual identity to the defendants represented in the exhibited court drawings by Matthew Lawrence they were filmed in these interviews as protected witnesses.