January 2016 Newsletter

Happy new year from all of us at MK Gallery. This year will continue to see exciting developments in the MK Gallery expansion.


Our popular family programme gets a refresh for 2016 with the introduction of an additional Start the Art toddler session, the launch of Saturday Studio, and the relaunch of a family friendly Arts Award.


Stay up-to-date with news, views and interesting snippets about the development of the gallery via our dedicated blog.


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MK Gallery expansion: indicative view of auditorium window

Courtesy 6a architects

Staff installing Andy Warhol, Cars, 2001

Project Space

Flashback: 2001

Until 31 January 2016  


The third in a series of archival exhibitions that will be presented both online and in MK Gallery’s Project Space, until 2017, as renovations begin in the main building.  


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Ben Rivers, There Is A Happy Land Further Awaay, 2015

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


14 January / Artists' Moving Image Programme Films by UK-based artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers. 


21 January / Spoken Word Open Mic An open mic event for all writers and poets to perform and present work in front of an engaging and supportive audience. 


28 January / Outrage Milton Keynes A talk about the way in which the architectural heritage of Milton Keynes is being lost. 


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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

Events - Friday Night Film

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


8 January / Love & Mercy An innovative biopic based on the true story of Brian Wilson, leader of the Beach Boys.  


15 January / Mr. Holmes A new twist on the world’s most famous detective, starring Sir Ian McKellen.


22 January / Addicted to Sheep A glimpse into the realities of country life. 


29 January / Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict A portrait of a central figure in the modern art movement.


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Brooklands Farm Primary School

Children and Families

Start the Art: Out and About

Mondays / 10-11am / £1 on the door / Booking essential

Sessions are held at Brooklands Farm Primary School


A 15 week programme for parents and toddlers living in the Brooklands and Broughton Gate area to explore the joys of art through a range of multi-sensory activities.


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Start the Art

Children and Families

Start the Art

Every Tuesday and Wednesday / 11am - 12 noon / £1 on the door

For accompanied children aged under 5 


A series of workshops investigating the idea of the playground.


12 & 13 January / Create a large group wall mural

19 & 20 January / Explore colour and shape

26 & 27 January / Transform our space into a playground


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A past family workshop

Children and Families

Saturday Studio

Every Saturday / 1-3pm / 5+ year olds / £1 on the door


Saturday Studio introduces art in all its forms offering intriguing artist-led activity through which we invite you to join in, explore, question and create whilst working together as a family.  


9 January / Hop, skip and jump in our interactive arty playground

16 January / Design your own playground

23 January / Make a board game based on a real or imagined city

30 January / Play around with plaster casts


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Arts Award at MK Gallery

Children and Families

Arts Award


Arts Award Discover / 5+ year olds / £15

Arts Award Explore / 7+ year olds / £20 


Arts Award is a national scheme to help young people and children to feel inspired by and enjoy the arts.


From January we will be delivering Arts Award in quarterly seasons ensuring that each child can complete their award within a three month period. We are currently inviting children to sign up for our first winter Arts Award group which will begin on Saturday 9 January.  


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A past family workshop

Children and Families

Children's Workshop: Art Nest Boxes

Saturday 30 January / Drop-in session 12 noon - 4pm / Free

For accompanied children aged 5+


A bird themed creative workshop marking the final weekend of the RSPB’s The Big Birdhouse Tour at intu, Milton Keynes. 


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Help make art happen

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