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Whitworth Art Gallery

  • Art
  1. Central Exhibition Gallery Cornelia Parker's exhibition The Whitworth
    Photograph: David Levene
  2. Cornelia Parker's Cold Dark Matter The Whitworth
    Photographer David Levene
  3. Cornelia Parker's War RoomThe Whitworth
    Photographer David Levene
  4. Cornelia Parker's War RoomThe Whitworth
    Photographer David Levene
  5. Sarah Lucas's exhibition The Whitworth
    Photographer David Levene
  6. The Whitworth re-development Architecture Images
    Photography by Alan Williams
  7. The Whitworth re-development Architecture Images
    Photography by Alan Williams
  8. Whitworth Interior
    Photography by Alan Williams
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Time Out Says

The city's finest art gallery

Following a major refurbishment and extending throughout its existing gallery space and into Whitworth Park itself, this beautiful gallery is now a perfect mix of old and new, taking the best of its Victorian origins and adding a modern section that beautifully reflects the variety of work on display inside.

Having been closed for several years, the re-opening shows, 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, were internationally significant and the gallery continues to program with an international ambition.

But it's the space itself that impresses as much as the work within. With great sensitivity 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.




Written by Rob Martin

Details

Address:
Oxford Road
Manchester
M15 6ER
Transport:
Rail: Oxford Road
Price:
Free
Opening hours:
10am-5pm, open until 9pm Thu
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