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Project Space

The Art of Outdoor Learning

3 - 25 February 2017 / Admission free

Preview: Thursday 2 February / 6-8pm / All welcome


Curated by Wiltshire-based visual artist James Aldridge, this exhibition is a celebration of outdoor learning. It is the culmination of a year-long residency with MK Gallery, at the heart of which has been collaboration with local school children as well as families, across the seasons, to explore green spaces.

Alongside James’ own practice - which explores his and others' bodily and perceptual relationship to their natural and cultural heritage - this exhibition presents the journey of Green Town Group, an exciting pilot programme of artist-led activity designed to test new approaches to outdoor learning in relation to contemporary arts practice.

The Art of Outdoor Learning seeks to place the learning of those children and families involved in Green Town Group, within the wider context of James’ place-based practice, and the national picture of primary art education and outdoor learning.

James works across the UK, developing and facilitating socially engaged arts projects with a range of partners, using making as a tool for exploring the relationship between oneself and one’s natural and cultural environment.



Beat the Street
As part of this exhibition, MK Gallery is encouraging our visitors to join us and take part in Beat the Street. Beat the Street is a fun, free game to get the community of Milton Keynes outdoors. Walk, cycle or run to MK Gallery and use our Beat Box to score points and win prizes for you and your team!


Find out more at 



Ernest Cook Trust


Related events:


Beat the Street

4 February / Free

Join us in the Project Space to meet members from Beat the Street and find out how to get involved. 


Half Term Workshops

17 February

£1 per person

Make your own walking sketchbook. 

Book tickets


Ways of Listening

22 February / 2.30-5pm


KS1 & KS2

Teachers Continued Professional Development

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