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The Whitworth The University of Manchester's gallery in the park. http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/

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We’ve all put that difficult thing we mean to get around to doing off at some point. Are you having trouble with procras...
10/06/2022

We’ve all put that difficult thing we mean to get around to doing off at some point. Are you having trouble with procrastination? There’s plenty of food for thought in A Modest Show: Fayre Share Fayre. Sample it all at the Whitworth this summer. Do the thing; ‘eat the frog!’

Image: Alena Ruth Donely, Eat the Frog, 2021

#AModestShow #FayreShareFayre #EatManchesterArtists #EatTheFrog

FREE Lunch Time TalkQueering the Whitworth in collaboration with Open House presents Dr Monica Pearl on Douglas Crimp, A...
07/06/2022

FREE Lunch Time Talk

Queering the Whitworth in collaboration with Open House presents Dr Monica Pearl on Douglas Crimp, AIDS Activism and Queer Domesticity.

Friday 10 June, 1.00-1.45pm
Office of Arte Util

Open House is a project that connects lives lived in front of the wallpaper with the 10,000 wall coverings looked after at the Whitworth.

Queering the Whitworth has staged an intervention within the Open House exhibition, presenting General Idea’s AIDS wallpaper (1989), part of the Whitworth’s wallpaper collection, with texts by the art historian and AIDS activist Douglas Crimp, who commented on HIV/AIDS and visual culture.

At this event, Dr Monica Pearl, Lecturer in 20th Century American Literature at the University of Manchester and member of the AIDS activist group ACT UP will read extracts from Crimp’s writing, connecting it to ideas of queer domesticity. Pearl herself has written extensively on the topic of HIV/AIDS with notable essays including Gazing at AIDS and The Problem of Beauty in the Art of AIDS.

Alongside the Open House exhibition, we are gathering an archive of memories about wallpaper as the backdrop to our lives. The exhibition will grow with your photographs, stories and objects. After the reading, we invite you to drop in to this month’s Open House Family Album session to explore objects from the Whitworth’s wallpaper collection and share your photographs and stories of queer domesticity and LGBTQIA+ activism for the Open House archive.

Office of Arte Util
1.00-1.45pm: Douglas Crimp reading by Dr Monica Pearl

Collections Care Centre
2.00-4.00pm: Open House Family Album drop in

(Image Credit: Feliz Gonzalez Torres, Untitled (Last Light), 1993

Once thought to be extinct in Britain but discovered in Manchester in 2004, the alder leaf beetle is a small, beautifull...
06/06/2022

Once thought to be extinct in Britain but discovered in Manchester in 2004, the alder leaf beetle is a small, beautifully iridescent creature. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of these little gems as you enter the gallery grounds. Coming soon: the next generation!

#GalleryInThePark #AlderLeafBeetle #BritishBeetles #BritishInvertebrates

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay and this year the focus is centred on #OnlyOneEarth Find out what's happening around the w...
05/06/2022

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay and this year the focus is centred on #OnlyOneEarth

Find out what's happening around the world using the link below:

worldenvironmentday.global

#EdwardDayes (1763-1804) #ViewOnHawesWaterWestmorland

This Speckled Wood butterfly is one of many butterfly species that visit our gardens. We found this one sunning itself i...
04/06/2022

This Speckled Wood butterfly is one of many butterfly species that visit our gardens. We found this one sunning itself in our Alex Bernstein Garden recently. How many butterflies will you spot on your visit?

#GalleryInThePark #SpeckledWoodButterfly #BritishButterflies

In celebration of the #QueensPlatinumJubilee, here's a hand-embroidered commemorative panel celebrating the Queen's coro...
03/06/2022

In celebration of the #QueensPlatinumJubilee, here's a hand-embroidered commemorative panel celebrating the Queen's coronation

Happy Jubilee Weekend!

#CoronationOfQueenElizabethIICommemorativePanel #CharmaineRothwell

Please join us on Friday 24 June 10am – 12.30pm for a Menopause Yoga Workshop with specialist Menopause Yoga teacher, Sa...
02/06/2022

Please join us on Friday 24 June 10am – 12.30pm for a Menopause Yoga Workshop with specialist Menopause Yoga teacher, Sara Domville. This workshop is part of @afWhitworth Creative Responses to the Menopause Programme, and designed to support all stages of the menopause journey (perimenopause, menopause or post-menopausal). No prior experience of yoga is needed.
Are you experiencing hot flushes, night sweats, stress, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, insomnia, fatigue, or lack of focus?

Menopause Yoga (MY) could help you manage symptoms of perimenopause and menopause through a specially adapted combination of yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation practices.

MY is inspired by the traditional Chinese concept of menopause as a Second Spring, reframing the menopause transition as an opportunity for empowerment, health, and healing. This gentle yoga practice fosters body positivity and is accessible to everybody, whatever your size, shape, or ability. You can expect to feel stronger, calmer and more self-confident, with more tools and resources to help you through this natural transition.

You'll enjoy the benefits of:

Simple yoga stretches and breathing techniques to release tension held within the body, replenish your energy, and calm your mind.
Insights into the Eastern and Western science of what happens at menopause, how you can improve your hormone balance, reduce stress and anxiety, and maintain a healthy body and mind.
Sharing experiences and knowledge in the company of others going through the menopause.
An opportunity to pause, rest and relax.
A takeaway tool kit of techniques to use at home.
To register for this event please book via Eventbrite. Tickets cost £15 (full price) and £10 (Concession) (not incl. £1.50 booking fee) : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menopause-yoga-workshop-at-the-whitworth-tickets-340431368387

#AgeFriendlyWhitworth #MenopauseYoga #SecondSpring #Bodypositivity #Menopause #Perimenopause

These Alpine columbines are adding a splash of colour to our Alex Bernstein Garden at the moment. Columbines don’t mind ...
02/06/2022

These Alpine columbines are adding a splash of colour to our Alex Bernstein Garden at the moment. Columbines don’t mind the rain, being fans of damp soil, so they’ll be here to cheerfully greet you whether it’s rain or shine today!

#GalleryInThePark #AlpineColumbines

If you look carefully when visiting our gardens, you’ll find all sorts of interesting critters! This Brown-lipped snail ...
01/06/2022

If you look carefully when visiting our gardens, you’ll find all sorts of interesting critters! This Brown-lipped snail was spotted on a wall near one of the flower beds in our Art Garden. The species is named after the brown band at the opening of their shell- this is the big clue as to what you’re looking at because the rest of the shell can vary quite a bit in colour in different individuals. Some even have pinkish or red shells!

Snails will often hide in their shells on hot days in order to make sure that they do not dry out, so be careful that you check whether or not anyone is home when you’re pottering about in your garden!🐌

#CepeaNemoralis #BrownLippedSnail #BritishSnails #BritishInvertebrates #GalleryInThePark

Devour the beautiful colour and shapes in Linda Hemmersbach’s Atemhuelle at the Whitworth as part of A Modest Show: Fayr...
01/06/2022

Devour the beautiful colour and shapes in Linda Hemmersbach’s Atemhuelle at the Whitworth as part of A Modest Show: Fayre Show Fayre this summer. A wonderful spread has been prepared for you. Savour it whilst you can! The show ends Sunday 4 September.

Image: Linda Hemmersbach, Atemhuelle, 2021.

#AModestShow #FayreShareFayre #EatManchesterArtists

A code breaker, mathematician and inventor of the modern day computer - today we commemorate #AlanTuring for his contrib...
31/05/2022

A code breaker, mathematician and inventor of the modern day computer - today we commemorate #AlanTuring for his contributions to changing the course of history and our understanding of computer science today

#LocalAndCommunityHistoryMonth #EduardoLuigiPaolozzi #TheEnigma

✨ COMPETITION TIME 💫 🔎 Take part in Art Fund’s Instagram Mystery Word Search around the organisation accounts supporting...
30/05/2022

✨ COMPETITION TIME 💫 🔎 Take part in Art Fund’s Instagram Mystery Word Search around the organisation accounts supporting this year’s Art Assembly.

Happening on 18 June in Manchester, Art Assembly is a free one-day festival that will see the whole city become an art school.

✨ Play for a chance to WIN a pair of free tickets to a special live podcast happening the morning of the day at @homemcr and hosted by comedian and actor Russell Kane. The perfect way to kick off the day, you’ll get a sneak preview of what’s in store, plus special performances, interviews, and more.

✨ To enter you need to comment on the final post in the Mystery Word Search and make sure you’re following @ArtFund to be notified that you’re a winner. The competition closes midday on 6 June. The three sets of winners will be announced on @ArtFund’s story on the afternoon of 6 June.

✨ How it works:

🔎 Solve the clue below to find the Instagram post we’re talking about (hint: you might have to scroll.)

Every clue will lead to another post on the next venue’s Instagram account.

🕵️ Collect the letters in each post to spell out a five-letter word, which will help you find the final post.

Simple. Ready? 👇

🔎 Clue 1:

✨ Head to Art Assembly on 18 June and you might encounter Anna FC Smith and Helen Mather’s botanical club, can you spot their potted green shoots on @castlefieldgall’s account?

The Calico Printers’ Association was a Manchester textile conglomerate formed by the merging of 46 textile companies and...
30/05/2022

The Calico Printers’ Association was a Manchester textile conglomerate formed by the merging of 46 textile companies and 13 textile merchants in Manchester in 1899. The company had its headquarters in the city at various sites over the decades, including its own design studios at Princess Street and headquarters in grand grade II listed St. James Building, on Oxford Street.

When the company was first established, they produced 80% of all printed cotton cloth and became the largest commission textile printers in Britain.

The piece shown here is a textile sample card and was marketed For East Africa. Africa was a very important export market for cotton textiles. The design here features a teardrop shaped Boteh which is a Persian/ Indian motif and was popular on East African Kanga cotton dress fabric. Could this be a reason why the designers chose this design for mass market appeal?

#LocalAndCommunityHistoryMonth #CalicoPrintersAssociation #ManchesterCottonIndustry

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lovely visit to the Gallery on Sunday; first one since lockdown. Easy booking and check-in, and felt safe inside and easy to physically distance from others. Outsider Art exhibition was worth seeing.
ANGELUS, currently on display at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead.
Great cafe with light and airy views all round
Took this on Sunday and thought it was ok 😊
Hello. I just got a ticket for “Commemorating the Partition of India” via eventbrite. However, do not have any idea of schedule and can’t seem to find info anywhere on your FB or webpage. Will there be talks, arts, workshops and what times? Thanks. Angela
it is quite disappointing. it was loud, poorly organised, empty,... hopeful they can improve upon it.
Event today The Whitworth
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Does the Whitworth have a gardens team? It was a surprise to see several diseased Buxus in the gardens today. Surely good practice would dictate to get the diseased ones out, and quickly
I am shocked that I am unable to visit the Whitworth Art gallery since I cannot get there except by car. I am ulterly relyible on my car, cannot use public transport due to its unrelaibity, useless for a wheelchair. But Manchester City Council insist I must use buses etc. Shame on the Council!
Isn't it Walter Crane's birthday?