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Greater Mancunians
Manchester Central Library | Until 29 July 2024

A student led photography project celebrating those who have in some way shaped the city and its surrounding boroughs.

Shirley Craven
The Whitworth | Until 11 May 2024

Over 80 of Shirley Craven’s bold abstract textiles are displayed together for the first time in over 60 years alongside newly acquired works.

Ayo Akingbade – Show Me The World Mister
The Whitworth | Until 20 October 2024

Show Me The World Mister is a solo exhibition by Ayo Akingbade comprising two new film commissions.

John Lyons
The Whitworth | Until 25 August 2024

The spring begins with the first major retrospective exhibition of Caribbean British artist and poet John Lyons.

Logical Song
Castlefield Gallery | Until 3 March 2024

Castlefield Gallery presents Logical Song, Rowland Hill’s first major solo exhibition exploring the aesthetics of 1990s Eurodance music, club culture and local fairgrounds.

Naomi Harwin: Middle Moments
HOME | Until 24 March 2024

Naomi Harwin invites you to explore her collection of ‘middle moments’ in Manchester through cutouts and interactive, tactile installations.

40 Years of the Future: Where Should We Be Now?
Castlefield Gallery | 7 July - 6 October 2024

An exhibition from artists Jeffrey Knopf, Theo Simpson and Hope Strickland – a sculptor, a photographer and artist-filmmaker.

40 Years of the Future: Painting
Castlefield Gallery | Until 23 June 2024

40 Years of the Future: Painting welcomes back five artists who exhibited as part of Castlefield Gallery’s 1984 inaugural programme.

Street Eyes Exhibition, curated by Micah Purnell
Chatham Mill | 5 December 2023

Micah Purnell curates a ten year retrospective exhibition at Chatham Mill with an outrageous global cast of artists.

Fruits of the Earth: Food and Art
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 1 February 2024

Sara Riccardi discusses food in art, from traditional Dutch still lives to contemporary candy floss installations.

Solstice and Equinox Series
The Manchester Museum | Until 12 January 2023

David Olusoga OBE delivers a lecture addressing the dilemma facing museums in the 21st Century. In person tickets are sold out but the event will be streamed online.

John Cake / Dead Cats and A Kinky Bus Pass
HOME | Until 7 January 2024

John Cake presents a brand-new solo exhibition bringing together painting, prints and installation.

Permissible Beauty film screening with Q&A
The Whitworth | 2 November 2023

Permissible Beauty responds to the absence of Black Queer visibility in our national story, exploring and celebrating what is unique about British Black and Queer identity.

Pilkington Lecture 2023
The Whitworth | 26 October 2023

Friends of the Whitworth are delighted to welcome Sook-Kyung Lee as the 2023 Pilkington Lecturer.

Robert John Watson: The Sky Above Her
Manchester Central Library | Until 30 December 2023

Exhibiting work spanning 20 years, Robert Watson, one of the country’s leading documentary and contemporary photographic artists, returns to Central Library.

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