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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Elizabeth Price Curates: In A Dream You Saw A Way To Survive And You Were Full Of Joy
The Turner Prize-winning artist curates an exhibition that looks into the creative processes and relationships between works chosen. Including work by Hilary Lloyd, Giulio Paolini and Francesca Woodman.Contemporary art Until Sunday October 30 2016Read more
Marcantonio Raimondi And Raphael
Works by of one of the radical originators and innovators of the European tradition of printmaking, who is best known for his ground-breaking collaboration with the Renaissance artist Raphael.Drawing and illustration Until Sunday April 23 2017Read more
Portraits of people connected with the gallery including Francis Bacon's portrait of his friend Lucian Freud, a self-portrait made in a mental asylum, Sir Stanley Spencer's drawing of Margaret Pilkington, and Mary Kelly's depiction of intergenerational...Painting Until Sunday October 23 2016Read more
Revolutionary Textiles 1910-1939
A vast collection of textile works from the early 20th century, featuring fabric lengths, garments and samples designed or produced by a host of artists.Textiles Until Sunday January 29 2017Read more
The Gardener Digs In Another Time
A reflection of the use of the garden in visual culture as a vehicle for utopian thought and emblem for an ideal society, featuring works by William Morris and Walter Crane to contemporary and conceptual works.Painting Until Sunday October 9 2016Read more
Visions Of The Front 1916-18
As a commemoration of the Battle Of The Somme, this display brings together works of art from the collections at the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery, including paintings, drawings and prints by artists such as Paul Nash, CRW Nevinson, David Bomberg...Painting Until Sunday November 20 2016Read more
Artistic activities and creative challenges to do together as a family.Sunday October 2 2016 - Sunday December 18 2016Read more
Things to do
Toddler Art Club
An opportunity for young children to test their creativity and expression through art, music, drama and dance.Classes and workshops Monday October 3 2016 - Monday December 19 2016Read more
Things to do
Early Years Atelier
Young children are encouraged to express their creativity using a range of materials.Classes and workshops Monday October 3 2016 - Monday December 26 2016Read more
Sport and fitness
Tai-Chi For Wellbeing
Sessions with two qualified instructors at each class, both with knowledge and experience in Chen Tai Chi.Martial arts Wednesday October 5 2016 - Wednesday December 28 2016Read more