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Forward Planning Document

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  • Forward Planning Document

This document provides an overview of our exhibitions programme throughout the year, with key themes and suggestions for further research.

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  • Exhibition Resource Packs

These packs have been designed to provide background information about our exhibitions at MK Gallery. They include a short introduction to the artist and work, along with suggestions for ways to approach the work with students.




An-My Lê

19 September – 23 November 2014

This survey by award-winning Vietnamese-American artist An-My Lê explores the myth and memory of war through photography and film. 

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27 June – 7 September 2014

This exhibition about the Greek myth of Icarus includes historical and modern paintings, drawings, prints and films by 40 artists - including Broodthaers, Dubuffet, Escher, Kandinsky, Nauman, and Riley - related to themes of falling and destruction. 

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Melanie Smith

11 April - 15 June 2014

Born in the UK, Melanie Smith moved to Mexico 25 years ago and has become one of their most celebrated contemporary artists. Her first UK survey exhibition includes film, photography, painting and sculpture. 

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Treasures in MK
24 January - 30 March 2014 
200 historical and modern artworks and objects borrowed from 60 collections near Milton Keynes, including Old Masters Dürer, Hogarth and Millais; Modern Masters Matisse, Picasso and Warhol plus iconic classics such as an Aston Martin DB4. 

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Future City
6 December 2013 - 5 January 2014 
An exciting exhibition looking back at the utopian origins of Milton Keynes in order to consider its future, including models, drawings of early plans for the town, residents' memorabilia and material from 6a architects.

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Peter Dreher
20 September - 24 November 2013 
First UK exhibition by German artist Peter Dreher (b.1932), renowned for his series of over 5,000 paintings of the same empty glass, produced almost daily for the last 40 years.

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Andrea Büttner

12 April - 16 June 2013

A major survey of recent and new work by Andrea Büttner including woodcut, sculpture and video. 

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Silvia Bächli Eric Hattan: What about Sunday?

18 January – 31 March 2013

This is the first UK exhibition by Swiss artists Silvia Bächli and Eric Hattan, including drawing, video installation and sculpture. 

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Anna Barriball
30 September – 27 November 2011

First major survey of work by British artist Anna Barriball, bringing together drawing, video, photography and sculpture made over the last decade. 

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Gareth Jones

15 April - 26 June 2011

Exploring the social and cultural landscape of Milton Keynes in the 1970s. 

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Gerard Byrne

14 January - 3 April 2011

Photographs, film, text and sound by the Irish artist Gerard Byrne, exploring the myth of the Loch Ness Monster.

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  • MK Gallery Library

We have a reference collection of over 1000 books on 20th and 21st Century art that are currently in storage whilst our Library/Resource area is being refurbished.

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Victoria Mayes

Head of Learning

T: 01908 558 327


Tara Page

Learning Manager

T: 01908 558 315


Jonny Hill

Learning Coordinator

T:  01908 558 306