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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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As the sun dawns on a new year we hope you had fun seeing out the old one. May this year be full of joy for you all! We’...
01/01/2023

As the sun dawns on a new year we hope you had fun seeing out the old one. May this year be full of joy for you all! We’re closed today and tomorrow but we’ll be raring to go on Tuesday- we hope to see some of you then.

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Our café in the trees will be closing at 5pm this evening. If you’re planning to grab a bite to eat whilst you’re here, ...
29/12/2022

Our café in the trees will be closing at 5pm this evening. If you’re planning to grab a bite to eat whilst you’re here, we advise you to head to the café early in order to avoid disappointment.

Season’s Greeting ❄️Peace & Goodwill ❄️A huge thank you to all our visitors and followers for your support this year. We...
24/12/2022

Season’s Greeting ❄️Peace & Goodwill ❄️

A huge thank you to all our visitors and followers for your support this year. We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery in 2023.

Best wishes,
The Whitworth team X

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Our final advent is a message to our entire community, thank you for supporting, visiting, engaging, and enjoying the Wh...
24/12/2022

Our final advent is a message to our entire community, thank you for supporting, visiting, engaging, and enjoying the Whitworth over the years.

This year we have a special message and thank you from our Director, Alistair Hudson, who will leave the gallery at the end of 2022.

A fond farewell to Alistair Hudson, who has spent the last five years transforming the Whitworth into the home it is now. Alistair will take up a new role as Artistic Scientific Director and Chairman of the ZKM Center for Arts and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany.

We send enormous thanks to him for his leadership, great fellowship over the years, and kind wishes for the future.

In the link below, Alistair reflects on his fondest memories at the Whitworth, Arte Utile, which he brought to the Whitworth and the exhibitions that have significantly impacted local communities.

https://aplacebetweenthetrees.com/2022/12/23/whitworthadvent-a-fond-farewell/

Merry Christmas, everyone!

One of our favourite pieces from the Althea McNish collection.📷 Pictured: Head of Althea McNishSybil Marjorie Atteck, Al...
23/12/2022

One of our favourite pieces from the Althea McNish collection.

📷 Pictured: Head of Althea McNish
Sybil Marjorie Atteck, Althea McNish, 1969, Oil on board,
The Whitworth, The Universityof Manchester
Image: Michael Pollard © Keith Atteck

You can see this piece from the Althea McNish: Colour is Mine exhibition, now on display at the Whitworth. The exuberant collection features textiles, artwork, prints, clothing and designs by prolific Caribbean designer, the late Althea McNish (1924-2020).

Shop the Althea McNish collection of prints, totes, posters, notebooks and more via online or in-store.




✨Festive period opening times ✨👇🏽After today the Whitworth will be closed during the Christmas weekend and will re-open ...
23/12/2022

✨Festive period opening times ✨👇🏽

After today the Whitworth will be closed during the Christmas weekend and will re-open on Tuesday 27th December until Saturday 31st December (inclsuive).

We look forward to welcoming you back, come in and enjoy a brew at our Whitworth Café ☕ when we are open days and enjoy our vibrant exhibitions on display.

Pictured is the Althea McNish: Colour is Mine exhibition, a series of colourful collection of textiles, prints, clothing, portraits and much more from the late Althea McNish (1924-2020) the prolific Caribbean textile designer and innovator.

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The Whitworth is CLOSED on these dates:
Saturday 24 December 2022 (Christmas Eve)
Sunday 25 December 2022 (Christmas Day)
Monday 26 December 2022 (Boxing Day, usual closure day)
Sunday 1 January 2023 (New Year's Day)
Monday 2 January 2023 (Monday, usual closure day)

See our website for more info: https://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/visit/openingtimes/

22/12/2022

📹 Timelapse from our first install of the Open House exhibition of wallpapers and your photographs. The exhibition is on until February 2023.

Going home for the holidays? Why not have a look through your family photo albums to reminisce together - and see how many wallpapers you can spot.

In the New Year your photographs and the collection will move to an online archive.

Find out how you can add to the collectioon, visit our new page: www.whitworthopenhouse.co.uk



📣We want to hear from you!Our Open House exhibition will have a new home in the New Year, as we move many of your photog...
22/12/2022

📣We want to hear from you!

Our Open House exhibition will have a new home in the New Year, as we move many of your photographs to a new online archive.

Going home for the holidays? Why not have a look through your family photo albums to reminisce together - and see how many wallpapers you can spot.

We are building an archive of photos and stories about life lived in front of wallpaper, creating a record of 20th century home life. We have had so many amazing contributions so far.

Find out more and contribute: www.whitworthopenhouse.co.uk






📷 credits:
1- Image: Neil Kenlock. Untitled photograph from the Brixton series 1972-74. © Neil Kenlock 2022
2- Image: Wendy Burton Playing Monopoly at Christmas, early 1960s
3- Image: Robert Parkinson, Dad with Cousin Anthony, Early 1990s
4- Your photographs collection

✨TODAY  are in the Garden Studio making pom poms, join us for a warm cuppa, friendly chat and drop-in craft workshop bet...
17/12/2022

✨TODAY are in the Garden Studio making pom poms, join us for a warm cuppa, friendly chat and drop-in craft workshop between 10 - 12 🧶

Due to the weather, today Saturday (17 December 2022) Outdoor Art Club is cancelled.We’d like to take this opportunity t...
17/12/2022

Due to the weather, today Saturday (17 December 2022) Outdoor Art Club is cancelled.

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy holiday, and we’ll be back with more art and play in the New Year.

🎶 Christmas can be a lonely and stressful time of year for many, so Aisling has composed a song in response to Christmas...
17/12/2022

🎶 Christmas can be a lonely and stressful time of year for many, so Aisling has composed a song in response to Christmas and Howard Hodgkin's art to see us through the darkest months of the year. Have a listen and relax!

https://aplacebetweenthetrees.com/2022/12/15/whitworthadvent-howard-hodgkin-aisling/

Image: Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017), Interior at Oakwood Court, c.1978-1983. Oil painting. ©Estate of Howard Hodgkin.

If you are heading down to the gallery today, please be careful. The nearby pavements and roads are pretty slippery this...
17/12/2022

If you are heading down to the gallery today, please be careful. The nearby pavements and roads are pretty slippery this morning!

✨ In Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino wrote, 'Work stops at sunset. Darkness falls over the building site. The sky is fil...
14/12/2022

✨ In Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino wrote, 'Work stops at sunset. Darkness falls over the building site. The sky is filled with stars. ‘There is the blueprint,’ they say.'

Stars are like cities, made of desires and fears, an existential blueprint of our future, and of our past.
Under the wild beauty and sublime wonderment of the stars, we are inextricably bound together through co-existence and sameness, as in the sharing of identical dreams and hopes, especially at Christmas.

How the ordinary becomes the extraordinary – though lived experience, memory, and crazy, oft humbling, and beautiful insights.

There is the blueprint for life itself.

https://aplacebetweenthetrees.com/2022/12/10/written-in-the-stars/

Image: Unattributed, Adire Cloth, Nigerian, c.1900-1924.

Will you have a date this Christmas? If so, give my chocolate stuffed dates recipe a go!http://ow.ly/YtYm50M03zX
10/12/2022

Will you have a date this Christmas? If so, give my chocolate stuffed dates recipe a go!

http://ow.ly/YtYm50M03zX

❄️ Winter sun in Whitworth Park
08/12/2022

❄️ Winter sun in Whitworth Park

Need a break from Christmas shopping - or just some inspiration?Visit our exhibition, Althea McNish: Colour is Mine, the...
06/12/2022

Need a break from Christmas shopping - or just some inspiration?

Visit our exhibition, 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

https://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/currentexhibitions/altheamcnish/

Due to the UK postal strikes taking place in December, please order from the Whitworth Shop website as early as you can ...
06/12/2022

Due to the UK postal strikes taking place in December, please order from the Whitworth Shop website as early as you can to ensure delivery before Christmas.

Head over to https://thewhitworthshop.com/collections/christmas to check out The Christmas Collection, for some wonderful Christmas gifting ideas, including these foil-backed cards from

Dürer in Manchester – The Role of Collectors and Philanthropy in the North West➰An online event via zoomWednesday 7 Dece...
05/12/2022
Buy tickets / Join the guestlist – Dürer in Manchester – The Role of Collectors and Philanthropy in the North West – Zoom, Wed 7 Dec 2022 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Dürer in Manchester – The Role of Collectors and Philanthropy in the North West


An online event via zoom
Wednesday 7 December, 5pm GMT
Online tickets £12 or FREE to students
– please see booking details below


Remember to book your ticket for our next Dürer fundraising event on Wednesday, 7 December, at 5pm on ZOOM.

Whitworth curator, Imogen Holmes-Roe, co-curator of ‘Albrecht Dürer’s Material World’, opening at the Whitworth next summer, will join us to talk about her fascinating research into philanthropy in the North West and the critical role of collectors.

A particular focus will be the businessman, industrialist and art collector Sir Thomas D. Barlow (b1883-d1964), who, along with Margaret Pilkington, was the founder of the Friends of the Whitworth. The Friends’ first meeting in 1933 took place in Sir Thomas and Lady Barlow's dining room!

We'll hear to others how other local collectors – many also involved in trade, industry and design in the North West – helped to amass the country’s most significant holdings of this Renaissance artist’s graphic work.

Dürer in Manchester – The Role of Collectors and Philanthropy in the North West
Date: Wednesday 7 December, 5pm GMT Online via zoom
Cost: £12 or FREE to students

Ticket booking link:
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/friendsofthewhitworthartgallery/785396

Or visit the Whitworth’s website 'Events' page:
https://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/events/

➰ follow the link in the bio to the gallery website - search 'events'







Dürer in Manchester – The Role of Collectors and Philanthropy in the North West – Zoom, Wed 7 Dec 2022 - Following the first successful fund raising evening event, the next is with Imogen-Holmes-Roe, The Whitworth and co-curator of Albrecht Dürer’s Material World Exhibition in 2023,who  wil...

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Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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Thank you to all at the Whitworth, our children had a brilliant time last Friday. They enjoyed the print making and the new exhibition very much.
Is there anything on for the Thursday Lates on the 15th?
I was wondering what days you have things on for the little ones (1-4years), many thanks
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