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.
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The Whitworth Art Gallery is a fantastic space and a real asset to Manchester's art scene. Completely free to visit, Museum of the year and accommodating to young and old it's an absolute must-visit if you life in Manchester. It's in a beautiful building right next to Whitworth Park which gives it a different feel to other art galleries that struggle in the buildings they've been housed in.
At the Whitworth you'll find genuine thought provoking pieces that will allow you to think about the city and the world around you through art and is well worth a visit. For those that aren't as taken with art galleries and need some persuasion it may seem a little sparse as it's such a huge space, but for the low, low price of £0 it's worth deciding that for yourself.