4 March 2018


Annie Swynnerton: Passionate Supporter Of Women’s Rights Exhibited

The first retrospective for nearly a century of the Manchester-born painter Annie Swynnerton (1844–1933) has opened at the Manchester Art Gallery 23 February 2018– 6 January 2019.

2 February 2018

Manchester Art Gallery Removes Popular Waterhouse Painting To Prompt #MeToo Dialogue

The temporary removal by the Manchester Art Gallery of a popular painting, Hylas and the Nymphs by JW Waterhouse is part of a project with the Conceptual artist Sonia Boyce

18 September 2014


The Horrors Of Hiroshima – Art Show Goes On Display

Artworks by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to be displayed outside Japan for the very first time, in an exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery to begin next month. The pictures depict The powerful and disturbing paintings feature scenes depicted from 6 August 1945, when Hiroshima was the first Japanese city to […]

9 July 2014


Ryan Gander: Imagineering And The Culturefield Manchester Art Gallery

The Manchester Art Gallery is currently presenting ‘Make Every Show Like It’s Your Last’, a major new exhibition of work by the British artist, Ryan Gander. At the heart of the exhibition lies the concept of the imagination. Focusing on two recent themes in Gander’s practice, ‘Imagineering’ and the ‘Culturefield’, the exhibition will bring together […]

29 January 2014


Joana Vasconcelos Brings Her Seductive And Subversive Sculptures To Manchester

The Manchester Art Gallery will stage the UK’s most ambitious exhibition of works by Portuguese contemporary artist Joana Vasconcelos. Fresh from her success representing Portugal at the 55th Venice Biennale, Vasconcelos will bring her seductive and subversive large-scale sculptures to Manchester for an exclusive site specific exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery. This major new show […]

1 June 2013


Jeremy Deller Explores The Industrial Revolution’s Impact On British Popular Culture

Jeremy Deller, the Turner Prize winning artist (2004), who is representing Britain in this year’s Venice Biennale, curates a new Hayward Touring exhibition opening this autumn at Manchester Art Gallery. In All That Is Solid Melts Into Air Deller takes a personal look at the impact of the Industrial Revolution on British popular culture, and […]

24 January 2013


Raqib Shaw: Major Exhibition To Open At The Manchester Art Gallery

The Manchester Art Gallery will present Raqib Shaw’s largest solo exhibition to date from February. This major exhibition will feature 28 recent (and many previously unseen) works by the artist including large scale paintings, sculptures and works on paper, drawn together from private collections around the world. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the artist, […]

6 June 2012


Haroon Mirza Acquired By Five Northwest Public Galleries

Haroon Mirza’s A Sleek Dry Yell (2008) has been jointly acquired by five northwest public galleries thanks to the Contemporary Art Society’s new Sculpture Fund. Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth Art Gallery, The Walker Art Gallery, Victoria Gallery and the Grundy Art Gallery  The work has been bought thanks to support from the Contemporary Art […]