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MK Calling

28.6. – 8.9.2013
MK Calling: Cube Gallery with preview guests

MK Calling: Cube Gallery with preview guests

MK Calling: Middle Gallery, installation view showing work by Gavin Toye

MK Calling: Middle Gallery, installation view showing work by Gavin Toye

MK Calling: Visitor viewing works in the Long Gallery

MK Calling: Visitor viewing works in the Long Gallery

MK Calling preview guests in the Long Gallery

MK Calling preview guests in the Long Gallery

MK Calling participants at the preview

MK Calling participants at the preview

MK Calling: Cube Gallery with preview guests
MK Calling: Middle Gallery, installation view showing work by Gavin Toye
MK Calling: Visitor viewing works in the Long Gallery
MK Calling preview guests in the Long Gallery
MK Calling participants at the preview

MK Calling

28 June - 8 September 2015

 

MK Calling (28 June – 8 September) is the Gallery’s summer programme of exhibitions and performances, featuring 100 artists, musicians and performers from Milton Keynes. This dynamic season of painting, video, dance, music, poetry and much, much more will showcase MK’s finest emerging and established talent.

 

The MK Calling preview and MK Gallery’s Summer Party with free hog roast and live jazz will take place on Thursday 27th June from 6-10pm. Everyone is welcome. There will be speeches by Anthony Spira (MK Gallery’s Director), Hedley Swain (Area Director, Arts Council South East) and Peter Geary (MK Council Cabinet Member for the Arts) at 7pm.

 

Earlier this year an Open Call for Submissions resulted in 300 proposals being received from artists and creatives connected to Milton Keynes. The range and quality of work was so extraordinary that the selection process was extremely difficult. MK Gallery invited external experts to assist in this process: David Rayson, artist and Head of Painting at the Royal College of Art, London; Professor Gill Perry, Head of External Collaborations at The Open University; and Emma-Jayne Taylor, Director of Artworks MK, Milton Keynes.

 

Speaking about the exhibition, MK Gallery’s Director Anthony Spira, said: “We were thrilled by the response to the call out and delighted by the diversity of proposed work and events. As well as the exhibitions, performances, screenings etc this is one of many Gallery projects that provide opportunities for artists and audiences in Milton Keynes to meet,network, share ideas, and participate in workshops, training and mentoring.

 

Simon Wright, MK Gallery’s Events Manager added: “We’re working with an amazingly talented group of artists and performers to deliver the MK Calling Season of Events in July and August. Highlights include an evening about body art/tattooing, a UK music premièrefeaturing a 26 piece electric guitar orchestra and a cycling exhibition tour linking MK Gallery and Artworks MK, ending up in a pub! Hopefully there will be something to entertain, challenge and inspire everyone.

 

In addition to the exhibitions and events at MK Gallery, Artworks MK will host a presentation of nine artists from 6 July to 8 September 2013. The preview will take place on Saturday 6 July from 12–3pm, with a free social eating event organised by MK Calling artists TendayiVine and Tracey Suen. All welcome. More information can be found at www.artworksmk.co.uk. Artworks MK’s regular opening hours are Monday – Saturday 10am -4pm. MK Calling is the first of a two-part programme by MK Gallery about art in Milton Keynes. Part two, titled Treasures in MK, features works from 50 private and public collections in and around the city and will take place from January to April 2014. In addition to presenting fascinating exhibitions in their own right, the intention is that the ‘producers’ in MK Calling meet the ‘consumers’ from MK Treasures to build and develop a strong cultural and creative eco-system within the city in the lead up to the Gallery’s ambitious £10m expansion, scheduled to open in 2017 to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.

 

 

 

 

MK Calling Participants

 

Exhibiting at MK Gallery:

Action Beat; Nathan Barlex; Black Dogs; Boyd & Evans; Jack Brindley; Ben Cavers; Mat Cross; Caroline Devine; Robin Dixon; Saliha Elhoussaini; Alex Evans; Lee Farmer; Lance Fennell; Kyle Gibbings; Peter Gorse; Aaron Head; Jonny Hill; Mandy Hudson; KEELERTORNERO; Lauren Keeley; Michelle Kopczyk; Victoria Lamburn; Jack Leibowitz; William Lindley; Tom Nash; John Oates; Karen Parker; Yannick Perichon; Marion Piper; PLAZA; Shereen Rahwangi; Suzanna Raymond; Thom Rees; Jade Sarson; Caroline Shadbolt; Annabelle Shelton; Edward Simpson; Helene Sorensen; Gavin Toye; Elizabeth Walker; Thérésa Wedderburn; Emma Wilde; Jayne Williams; Luke Williams.

 

Video Programme

(27 June – 31 July):

Roisin Callaghan; Carl Sebastian Lindberg; Giulia Ricci; Emily Shepherd; John Strutton; Emmett Walsh; Tom White

(1- 30 August):

GhostApproach; Helen Judge; Alex Pascual; Matt Waruszynski

 

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Exhibiting at Artworks MK:
Melanie Bush; Do A Good Turn Daily; Caitlin Erskine-Smith; Katie Fields; Hannah Gaunt; Grand Union Artists; Kirsteen Holuj; Ruth Salter; Tendayi Vine & Tracey Suen; Debi-Sara Wilkinson.

 

 

Season of Events:

Alleyway Theatre Company; Sally Annett; Jen B; Bine the Peg; BRAVE NEW WORLDS; JamesBrightman; Eleni Cay; Chris & Sioda; Jon Clark; Elena Cologni; Richard DeDomenici; Urja Desai-Thakore; Electric Bikini Basement; Deborah Fielding; Karizmatic Roots; Emma & Joe Kent; Hannah Meara; Moly; Tamzen Moulding; Helen Parlor; Poet Tree Alliance; Emily Porter; Scribal Gathering; Peter J. Taylor; The Bard of Stony Stratford Richard Frost; The King Biscuit Boys; The Box Ticked; The Sucettes; Sebastienne Williams & Bolt-Hole Theatre; Steve Winch.

 

 

Related media and links

Press Release  PDF


Preview Images  IMAGES

Events

Summer Party and MK Calling preview
Thursday 27.6.2013

Site specific performative outdoor installation
Thursday 4.7.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 6.7.2013

Arts Gateway Mingle
Wednesday 10.7.2013

Performance / Talk
Thursday 11.7.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 13.7.2013

MK Calling In conversation
Wednesday 17.7.2013

Contemporary Dance, New Theatre and Participatory performance
Thursday 18.7.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 20.7.2013

Visual Access Tour
Monday 22.7.2013

MK International Festival 2014 Workshop with Rosemary Lee
Wednesday 24.7.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 27.7.2013

MK calling Exhibition Cycle Tour
Saturday 27.7.2013

MK Calling Portfolio review sessions
Wednesday 31.7.2013

Tattoo culture in MK and beyond
Thursday 1.8.2013

Peter and the Wolf
Friday 2.8.2013

Discover artist Aaron Head and Family Film screening
Friday 2.8.2013

Live Acoustic Music Night
Bine the Peg; King Biscuit Boys; Emily Porter; Steve Winch
Saturday 3.8.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 3.8.2013

MK Calling Selector Talk
Wednesday 7.8.2013

Spoken Word
Thursday 8.8.2013

Song for Marion
Friday 9.8.2013

Discover artist Giulia Ricci
Friday 9.8.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 10.8.2013

Life After Art School
Wednesday 14.8.2013

Spoken Word and Music
Thursday 15.8.2013

Discover artist Lee Farmer
Friday 16.8.2013

Flux: An evening of music and film
Friday 16.8.2013

A British Bake-Off
Friday 16.8.2013

Live Music: Flip the Script
Saturday 17.8.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 17.8.2013

Visual Access Workshop
Monday 19.8.2013

MK Calling Artist workshop : Deborah Fielding
Wednesday 21.8.2013

Contemporary Dance
Thursday 22.8.2013

Discover artist Helene Sorensen
Friday 23.8.2013

Tony Benn: Will and Testament
Friday 23.8.2013

Spoken Word and Music: Scribal Gathering
Saturday 24.8.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 24.8.2013

MK Calling Artist Workshop: Gavin Toye
Wednesday 28.8.2013

Contemporary Dance and Theatre
Thursday 29.8.2013

Discover artist Saliha Elhoussaini
Friday 30.8.2013

Live Music: Peter J Taylor Guitar Orchestra + support
POSTPONED
Saturday 31.8.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 31.8.2013

MK Calling Artist Workshop: Jade Sarson
Wednesday 4.9.2013

New Theatre: Sebastienne Williams & Bolt-Hole Theatre
Thursday 5.9.2013

Live Music: The Box Ticked; Electric Bikini Basement; The Succettes
Saturday 7.9.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 7.9.2013

Artist Film Screening
Miles Umney: The Ouse and Other Works
Thursday 12.9.2013

Film Screening: Acoustic Images
Thursday 26.9.2013