March 2015 Newsletter

Current Exhibition

How to Construct 

Time Machine

23 January - 22 March 2015


An exhibition of historical and contemporary works that explore how artists transform our experience of time.     


Includes John Cage, Mat Collishaw, On Kawara, the Lumière Brothers, Melvin Moti, Katie Paterson, Elizabeth Price, The Otolith Group, Raqs Media Collective, Sun Ra, and Mark Wallinger.


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Ruth Ewan, We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted to Be

Photo: Stuart Whipps

Exhibition Events

A programme of talks and discussions related to How to Construct a Time Machine. All events are free. Pre-booking essential.


Events are held at: Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4HE


3 March / Talk: Utopian Futures/Future Utopias / 7-9pm

10 March / Talk: Clocks and Calendars / 7-9pm

17 March / How to Construct a Time Machine Symposium / 1.30-6pm

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Ellen Altfest: The Hand (detail), 2011

Next Exhibition

Ellen Altfest

Friday 3 April - Sunday 31 May 2015

Preview: Thursday 2 April / 6-10pm / Free / All Welcome


MK Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery of oil paintings by Ellen Altfest (born New York City, 1970). As well as new works, the exhibition will include early paintings of rocks and trees in the landscape, plants and gourds in the studio, and a series of male nude studies.


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A Walk along the River

Project Space

A Walk along the River

6 - 29 March 2015

Preview: Thursday 5 March 2015 / 6-8pm / All welcome 


An exhibition of collaborative work by children from Old Stratford Primary School. On display is a collection of observational work capturing the organic shapes, textures and muted colour palette of a winter walk along the river.


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Aleksandra Domanovic: From yu to me (video still), 2013-14 

Video Space

Curated by Luci Eldridge and Nina Trivedi

1 - 31 March 2015 


Linking in with our How to Construct a Time Machine exhibition, this month's Video Space programme considers the relationship that artists have with the perception of time in their work. Curated by Royal College of Art students Luci Eldridge and Nina Trivedi, the screening includes videos by Aleksandra Domanovic, Olivier Laric, Yuri Pattison and Magali Reus.


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Photo: Derek Wales

Tuesday Start the Art

Start the Art

Every Tuesday / 11am - 12 noon / Free / For under 5s 


As winter fades and spring time blossoms, join us for a month of workshops inspired by the changing season.


3 March / Create a large-scale flower collage

10 March / Make a cherry blossom picture

17 March / Make your own garden plaque

24 March / Create a bird mobile

31 March / Make a colourful sun catcher


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Nevin Aladag, Session (film still), 2013

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free 


5 March / Ingrid Plum, John Garcia Rueda, and Jonny Hill Live music from an experimental folk singer and two sound artists. 


12 March / Playable City Talks by Hilary O’Shaughnessy on Playable City and Elizabeth Silva on 1001 Dreams.


19 March / Artist Moving Image Programme: Nevin Aladag Short films highlighting social and political borders alongside cultural translation. 


26 March / Improv Night An open session for musicians, sound artists and non-musicians interested in exploring improvisation.


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The Time Machine (film still)

Friday Night Film

Films begin at 7.30pm / £5 (£3 Concessions)

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


6 March / The Time Machine A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.


13 March / Still the Enemy Within A unique insight into the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike. Includes a Q&A with producer Mark Lacey. 


20 March / Back to the Future Teenager Marty McFly travels back to 1955 and finds himself mixed up in a time-altering chain reaction.

27 March / Winter Sleep In winter, a hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels animosities.


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Mini Makers

Saturday Mini Makers

Every Saturday / 1-2pm & 2-3pm / Free / 5+ year olds


Use coding and electronics in creative workshops run by Codasign


7 March / Build an instrument using handmade sensors

14 March / Sew a circuit and make a light-up badge

21 March/ Build an instrument using everyday objects

28 March / Repeat of the session on the 14 March

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Shield Patterns (Image: Andrew Brooks)

Saturday Live Music

Saturdays / 7.30pm / £5 (unless otherwise stated)


7 March / Above the Tree, Maurizo Abate and Elizabeth


14 March / Shield Patterns, Esperi and Lost Harbours


28 March / Bedford and Milton Keynes Jazz Festival presents: Charlie Wood / 12.30pm / Free, pre-booking essential


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Cadences preview


Did you know that the UK creative industries are growing at 3 times the rate of the economy? Arts and culture are not a luxury; they are a crucial resource we cannot afford to lose. You can support a thriving cultural scene locally by making a donation to MK Gallery or watch the new Arts Council film, #culturematters. Let’s work together to make the case.


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