Whitworth Art Gallery

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At last, the Whitworth re-opens.

Following a major refurbishment and extending throughout its existing gallery space and into Whitworth Park itself, this beautiful gallery re-opens at last with ten stunning new exhibitions to sit within it's newly restored or newly created spaces.

From Cornelia Parker's astonishing collection to Sarah Lucas and her cheeky 'Tits in Space', through to the sublime and moving beauty of gunpowder work from Cai Guo-Qiang, the opening shows are internationally significant.

But it's the space itself which impresses as much as the work within. With great sensitivty to history, nature and the surroundings, this new version of the Whitworth leaps way beyond its former position as a minor partner to the Manchester Art Gallery.

It is now truly world class.

Venue name: Whitworth Art Gallery
Address: Oxford Road
M15 6ER
Opening hours: 10am-5pm, open until 9pm Thu
Transport: Rail: Oxford Road
Price: Free
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  • Photography Until Sunday February 21 2016
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  • Painting Until Sunday October 23 2016
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  • Drawing and illustration Until Sunday February 28 2016
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  • Textiles Until Sunday March 6 2016
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  • Painting Until Sunday February 21 2016
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  • Textiles Until Monday August 15 2016
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  • Painting Until Sunday February 21 2016
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  • Contemporary art Until Sunday March 6 2016
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  • Classes and workshops Until Monday December 19 2016
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  • Literary events Tuesday February 9 2016
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Tom Bruce

Go here to see great artwork and enjoy an array of provoking interactive exhibitions. Revel in the glass paneled rear wings, which extend out into the sumptous green Whitworth park, bathing the gallery in Manchester's groggy light and bringing you closer to nature while you browse acrylic paintings of purply Miami house interiors or black and white sketches of crooked human beings. 

Right by the University of Manchester student union. Walking around here is a great alternative to pinting in the SU bar or The Oxford, or chowing down on  bread piled with melty bovine breast cheese and arterial clumps of animal body sold by Dominoes, which is what at least 80% of the student body do each day.